- July 1, 2020
As with many prescription drugs that are misused, Adderall finds itself in this category. Adderall is a combination of amphetamine and dextroamphetamine that belongs to the class of stimulant drugs. The drug is often prescribed for treating individuals with ADHD as in these patients it is effective in improving listening skills, increasing attention span, focus, and regulating behavior. For patients with narcolepsy, Adderall can help them stay awake during the day instead of drifting off.
The problem that those who abuse Adderall will eventually find is that the drug is highly addictive. As tolerance increases to its effects, the individual is compelled to use higher doses that help them achieve that initial effect. However, over time the altered brain chemistry that resulted from Adderall abuse will cause the individual to experience serious adverse effects. Breaking free from an Adderall addiction requires a three step approach:
- Residential detox program – This is the first step in the recovery process and provides oversight while the individual goes through the Adderall detox and withdrawal process.
- Rehabilitation – An addiction treatment program which helps individuals learn new ways to manage triggers to use Adderall,(such as academic stress, etc.), and adopt new coping methods and stress reduction skills.
- Continuing care – Following the treatment program for Adderall addiction, the individual will benefit from ongoing outpatient therapy and participation in a recovery community.
Adderall withdrawal can be a complicated and unpredictable process. Because of the potentially dangerous psychological withdrawal symptoms, supervised Adderall withdrawal is appropriate. These qualified detox programs provide a detox team that is trained to provide immediate interventions as withdrawal symptoms increase, along with keeping the client as safe and comfortable as possible.
Adderall detox and withdrawal symptoms include:
- Extreme fatigue
- Mood swings
- Increased heart rate
Generally, the symptoms of withdrawal will peak on days 3 or 4 of detox, and then begin to subside. Cravings for the drug should taper off by one week.
At Asana Recovery, we understand how difficult recovering from these addictions through our daily work to help those struggling most from this disease. While some may believe they can make it alone, rehabilitation programs are essential in the fight to break dependency. The road ahead is not a smooth or easy one, but you can traverse it if done so with the support of the right team. Counseling and aftercare processes can assist you by addressing the psychological facets that led you to addition and help you build a structure from which to better cope with life without succumbing to addiction.
The supervised detoxification and residential treatment programs at Asana Recovery are offered in a supportive, relaxing, and inspiring environment. We’re deeply committed to ensuring your long-term recovery, and guiding you on your path to a healthier and happier future. There is no better time than now, and we’re always available to speak with you. Call us at (949) 438-4504 to learn more about our comprehensive drug and alcohol addiction treatment program today.