Adderall can be effective when used properly, but when misused it can become very addictive and potentially dangerous. If Adderall is taken for extended periods of time in higher doses than your doctor prescribed, you may form an addiction. Without finding help, an Adderall addiction can be very hard to overcome.
Adderall is abused for many reasons, including getting “high.” Adderall is also known as a “study drug” because it is commonly abused on college campuses by students who feel that it will improve their alertness and energy level. Adderall is sometimes abused by those wanting to lose weight as it can be an appetite suppressant. Accompanying the believed benefits of Adderall are also:
- Increases in blood pressure
- Heart rate
Although Adderall is commonly prescribed to children to treat ADHD, long-term use of Adderall can slow a child’s growth or result in other adverse side effects.
Adderall should only be used with a prescription and should not be given to anyone else. If you take Adderall and have others living in your household, keep track of the number of pills you have left to ensure that no one else is abusing it. Using this medication improperly can cause serious effects on the heart and could even cause death.
Consequences of Adderall Abuse
The possible consequences of Adderall abuse can be very severe. When you take high doses of a stimulant such as Adderall, you may experience:
- An irregular heartbeat
- Dangerously high body temperatures
- The potential for cardiovascular failure
- Hostility or feelings of paranoia
Adderall should not be mixed with any medicine containing decongestants as it can raise blood pressure to dangerously high rates and lead to irregular heart rhythms. Adderall should also not be mixed with antidepressants – it can enhance the effects of the drug to a dangerous level.
Help for Adderall Abuse
Adderall is a commonly abused drug and can have long-term negative effects on adults and children. If you or a loved one has become addicted to Adderall, please seek help today.
You are not alone. There are thousands of people who have been addicted to stimulant drugs such as Adderall but now live normal lives free from any addiction or dependency.
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