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Adderall is a combination of two stimulant drugs, amphetamine and dextroamphetamine. Adderall XR is an extended-release form of the drug. The drug acts as a central nervous system stimulant that affects brain and nerve chemicals.
Adderall is one of the more readily accessible drugs today and is highly addictive. Abuse of Adderall can result in physical and psychological damage. Thankfully, help is available to those who desire freedom from an Adderall addiction.
Adderall is available as a tablet and as an extended-release capsule (Adderall XR). It comes in varying doses, depending on the size of the patient and the severity of symptoms. Dosages are recognizable by their varying shapes, colors, and sizes:
Adderall is prescribed as a pill with doses between 5 and 30 milligrams.
Adderall is said to work faster if it is crushed to a powder and snorted, but there is no confirmation of that.
On the street, Adderall is known as speed, uppers, black beauties, Addys, and pep pills.
Adderall is also known as a schedule II level drug because of its strong addictive potential.
Dextroamphetamine and amphetamine may cause side effects, including:
Difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep
Uncontrollable shaking of a part of the body
Changes in sex drive or ability
Loss of appetite
Side effects can be serious, and the NIH says that anyone who experiences any of these symptoms should call their doctor immediately
Adderall increases the levels of our dopamine much in the same way as cocaine. It stimulates alertness and productivity, especially when taken at levels higher than what a doctor has prescribed.
Needing larger doses to feel the drug’s effects
Taking the drug despite knowledge of the harm it’s causing
Not being able to finish projects/work without Adderall
Spending a lot of money getting the drug
Being unable to feel alert without the drug
Adderall can be used in higher than prescribed dosages, or by someone to whom the drug was not prescribed in the first place.
Some of the most common ways Adderall is abused include:
Studying or cramming for a test
Recreational drug use
Adderall is a schedule II drug that ranks equally with cocaine, Adderall addiction is regarded very seriously. If you or a loved one have an addiction to Adderall, contact BLVD Treatment Centers.