ALL ABOUT ADDERALL
- May 17, 2020
Here is everything you need to know all about Adderall.
All About Adderall
Adderall is the most commonly prescribed drug for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Unfortunately, Adderall abuse has become one of the leading types of prescription drug abuse in the U.S.
When used correctly for a qualifying condition, Adderall can help manage the symptoms of ADHD and improve:
- Attention span
- Short term memory
Despite these positives, Adderall also carries a high potential for abuse, because it is a very powerful stimulant. Adderall’s side effects can include several negative symptoms when abused or misused. A person who starts to take Adderall beyond the scope of their prescription may experience long lasting bursts of energy followed by crashing.
It’s also possible for Adderall to interfere with sleep cycles. This amphetamine drug can also cause paranoia, aggression, mood swings, rapid heart rate and a host of other symptoms. When an individual combines Adderall with other drugs, the risk of adverse side effects dramatically increases, and the effects will differ based on the other substance used.
An Adderall overdose is possible, even without other substances. High volumes of the drug in a short time or a concentrated dose can cause bodily tremors, irregular heartbeat, difficulty breathing and several other adverse effects; this includes manic episodes or psychosis. Many people engage in snorting adderall as a means to feel stronger effects more quickly, but this can also increase the damage done.
Some people who experience illicit drug withdrawal may start taking Adderall for its stimulating properties. They may feel relief from the symptoms of withdrawing from other drugs, but this relief is short lived and creates more problems. Mixing adderall and other substances can also heighten the negative aspects of substances, increasing the risk of overdose. Opioid withdrawal can cause extreme fatigue and depression, and a dose of Adderall may temporarily relieve these symptoms, thanks to this amphetamine’s stimulating properties. Eventually, this type of use will lead to Adderall abuse and make an already bad situation worse.
In severe cases of adderall overdose, symptoms might include:
- Fever of 106°F (41.5°C) or higher
- Heart attack
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