Adderall is a stimulant prescription drug that is used to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or narcolepsy. It is known for increasing alertness and concentration while fighting off fatigue. Adderall can be very effective when used properly, however, many abuse this drug because it is easy to obtain. As with other stimulants, it is possible for individuals to become dependent or addicted to Adderall. Adderall addicts have many serious physical and psychological problems that can be harmful to themselves or others if not properly treated.
Breaking an addiction to Adderall can be difficult. It is important to seek help from your doctor or a rehabilitation counselor to determine the most effective program for your situation. Treatment for stimulant abuse usually begins with a reduction in dosage that weans you off the drug. This should be followed up by treating the physiological aspect of addiction, including behavioral modification and support groups. By treating both the physical and physiological effects of addiction, individuals are much more likely to be successful in their recovery. Treatment centers provide a safe and structured environment for drug abusers where they will be surrounded by a knowledgeable staff to counsel them in overcoming their unique challenges. Recovery will be more effective if you go to a treatment center that has a specific program tailored for Adderall addiction.
Stopping use of Adderall too quickly can cause withdrawal symptoms. However, Adderall withdrawal happens more often when people are taking higher doses than recommended. When Adderall is being taken as prescribed for a legitimate medical purpose, people usually do not experience withdrawal symptoms. Withdrawal symptoms of Adderall can include extreme fatigue, depression and heart rhythm. Other symptoms include:
- Seizures or abnormal EEGs
- High blood pressure
- Swelling of hands/feet/ankles or numbing of the fingertips
- Delusions or hallucinations
- Intense dehydration
- Muscle pain, including pain in the lower abdominal
People going “cold turkey” are more likely to experience negative withdrawal symptoms at a more intense level. In treating Adderall addiction, it is important to handle all of the withdrawal symptoms without using more drugs. To do so, would only create a different type of problem.
Finding Help for Adderall Addiction
The decision to enter into treatment for an addiction can be frightening. But do not let fear keep you from making what could be the best decision of your life. 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 of any addiction.
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