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Information provided below is courtesy of the National Institute On Drug Abuse (NIDA))

Adderall Overview

Adderall Addiction TreatmentAdderall contains a combination of amphetamine and dextroamphetamine. Amphetamine and dextroamphetamine are central nervous system stimulants that affect chemicals in the brain and nerves that contribute to hyperactivity and impulse control. Adderall is used to treat narcolepsy and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Adderall may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Adderall Signs of Abuse

  • Purchasing without a prescription
  • Faking symptoms to get a prescription
  • Over-use: even if it was prescribed, over using Adderall can lead to higher tolerance, and a faster development of addiction
  • Lying or stealing to obtain more of the drug
  • Hiding the drug from friends and family
  • Constantly using and thinking about drug in secret

Effects of Adderall Abuse

  • Feelings of panic
  • Restlessness
  • Hallucinations
  • Quickened breathing
  • Uncontrollable shakes
  • Confusion
  • Coma
  • Dizziness
  • Irregular heartbeat

Adderall Withdrawal Symptoms

  • Feelings of depression
  • Fatigue and mental fatigue
  • Increased appetite
  • Anxiety Irritability and agitation
  • Long periods of sleep
  • Very deep REM sleeps with unusually vivid dreams
  • Suicidal thoughts

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