Adderall is made up of amphetamine and dextroamphetamine and can be a useful medication for those who suffer from ADHD. However, because of the manner in which it operates in the brain Adderall is steadily becoming one of the most frequently abused drugs. It binds to norepinephrine and dopamine receptors in the brain and increases the release of dopamine, also known as a “feel good” chemical. Eventually, taking Adderall to experience euphoria and pleasure becomes equally as important as having food and water.
Students and young professionals are the main abusers of Adderall due to its ability to increase alertness and productivity, along with athletes looking to enhance performance during practice and competitions. People suffering from eating disorders also use Adderall to suppress their appetite. Though not everyone who abuses Adderall is addicted or will become addicted, using such a powerful stimulant drug is a dangerous path.
Adderall addiction is identified by continued and uncontrollable use despite awareness of the problems that occur as a result. An addict chooses to use Adderall in spite of having medical problems, repeated legal problems, problems at work and school, and broken relationships due to the drug abuse. An addicted person typically experiences intense cravings, that are often accompanied by a compulsion for Adderall use. Adderall addicts spend ample time and effort looking for ways to obtain more of the drug; being under its influence is often without regards to the possibility of adverse effects. An Adderall addict ha.s likely lost control over the dosage and frequent use. They purposely take more Adderall than planned, more often than planned, and find it hard to quit and go without use for a longer period of time.
There are multiple factors that may contribute to a person’s likelihood of developing addiction to drugs. Some of the most common risk factors pointing to an increased possibility for Adderall addiction include:
- Abuse and misuse of Adderall
- Mixing Adderall with other drugs
- History of family or personal drug use
- Mental Health Disorders
At Asana Recovery, we understand that it may be extremely difficult to recover from these addictions through our daily work, helping those struggling most from this sickness. Despite some believing they can do it alone, rehabilitation facilities are crucial in striving against dependency. The road ahead is not easy nor smooth, but you can travel it if done with the support of the right team. Therapy and counseling processes can assist you in addressing the underlying issues that lead you to addiction, while helping you build structures to better cope with life, without it.
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