Adderall has become a popular drug for teenagers and college students in the United States because it is so heavily prescribed. The National Survey on Drug Use and Health reported that 6.4 percent of college students admit to taking Adderall as a study aid and 89.9 percent of students who use Adderall also use alcohol excessively. Individuals who struggle with Adderall overuse can experience increased heart rate and agitation. Even when taking Adderall for long periods of time, Adderall Detox Treatment is not always necessary as withdrawal symptoms are minimal
Adderall is a prescription drug that affects the central nervous system and is normally prescribed to treat ADHD or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Adderall has also been used to treat depression, obesity and sleep disorders. Adderall makes people more alert and increases concentration, focus and energy. Once the drug wears off, Adderall users may become tired or lethargic, or in the case of those suffering from ADHD, they will see their symptoms return.
Adderall can be taken orally, but individuals using it recreationally may snort it, smoke it and/or inject it. Adderall is used by an increasing number of high school and college students, with or without a prescription because they believe it increases their scholastic performance. Many users report they can study all night and push through writing papers.
Individuals who take Adderall are not at risk for dependency. Symptoms and side effects of Adderall use depend on the individual, but range in degree including nervousness, insomnia, nausea, constipation, headache, abdominal pain and agitation. Some Adderall users who may be more sensitive or have an allergy to the drug may experience more significant and severe symptoms including loss of appetite, heart arrhythmia, aggressive behavior, chest pain, seizures, hallucinations and paranoia. Adderall can be effective at minimizing ADHD symptoms when taken as directed.
As with any medication, if you are prescribed Adderall and would like to stop taking it or change your dosage, you should consult with the prescribing physician. If you are not satisfied with the physician's recommendation, you should seek a second opinion. As Adderall is in the class of substances known as amphetamines, withdrawal symptoms are minimal. Some people report feeling tired or lethargic, feeling sad and lacking drive and motivation. Some people report having problems focusing and concentrating, while others report they feel restless and hyperactive. These symptoms will typically subside within a few days with the right type of Adderall Detox Treatment.
If you would like to build your new life Adderall free, St. Jude Retreats can guide you through the process of making lasting lifestyle changes. Through our proprietary cognitive behavioral education process, guests identify their counterproductive thought and behavior patterns and then create new habits and behaviors that are more in line with their goals. Our guests discover that they can have permanent, long term success without the use of Adderall and other drugs.
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