Signs of Adderall Addiction and the Best Treatment Options
At Chapters, you can be confident that you or your loved one will receive the best Adderall treatment available and reap the benefits associated with regaining sobriety and achieving healthy living.
Adderall is an amphetamine. Its intended medical use is for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD. Adderall has been shown to significantly reduce symptoms associated with ADHD while having minimal side effects. Compared to other similar medications such as Ritalin, select studies have shown Adderall to be more potent and effective. However, with amphetamines and other prescription drugs, Adderall is being increasingly used for purposes for which it was not intended. Adderall has become particularly popular with younger consumers and has been labeled the “study” and/or “party drug.” As Adderall is an appetite suppressor, people sometimes see the drug as an easier way to lose weight. Abuse of Adderall can slide into addiction as it is a strong amphetamine and via long-term use, can have a negative impact on brain chemistry.
Understanding the Side Effects of Adderall Abuse
As with many forms of drug abuse, Adderall users can develop a tolerance and will typically need to increase dosages to obtain the same rush. Misusing or abusing Adderall can cause a wide range of problems including insomnia, hostility, anxiety, paranoia, and other issues. Especially when snorted, Adderall can cause a dangerous increase in heart rate, body temperature, and blood pressure. After abusing Adderall, users may experience a crash and suffer from exhaustion, nausea, depression, or irritability. After long-term use, an individual’s body can depend on Adderall for normal function, and trying to discontinue the drug can result in withdrawal symptoms including panic attacks, suicidal thoughts, and nightmares.
Adderall Detoxification Doesn’t Have To Be Painful
Prior to being admitted to Chapters, most people are apprehensive and worried about experiencing Adderall withdrawal symptoms and continue to take the drug to ward off complications. Of course, withdrawal can be uncomfortable, but it doesn’t have to be.
At Chapters, the most traditional and safe form of withdrawal from drugs is a drug-specific detox treatment plan that we offer. Clients receive mild prescription medication under medical supervision that works to reduce the risk of seizure and eases withdrawal symptoms. These medications are generally prescribed in tapering amounts until the body is physically stabilized.
Chapters Capistrano recognizes the unique challenges presented by Adderall addiction. Contact Chapters today to learn more about our personalized Adderall rehab program. Beat Adderall dependence and enjoy sober living, call our 24 hour helpline at 949-371-4198 or email today.