Physical Health

How Adderall abuse affects an individual’s physical health.

Physical Activity, Staying Busy and Living Sober

Physical Activity, Staying Busy and Living Sober

When you are in recovery from drugs like Adderall, you will suddenly have more time on your hands. The hours you once spent intoxicated or under the influence now can be used in different healthier ways. Because of this, you must not be much more intentional with how you spend your time. When you were in rehab, your time was very structured. Well, it is important to keep these structures, to an...

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Adderall and Physical Distress

Adderall and Physical Distress

Adderall is a prescription stimulant used to treat attention deficit / hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), narcolepsy and weight loss. It is chemically related to amphetamine, and it possesses many of that chemical’s properties. Depending on the dosage and the physiology of the user, it can cause the following side effects: Elevated heart rate Increased speed and depth of...

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Can a Healthy Diet Help Your Recovery from Adderall Addiction?

Can a Healthy Diet Help Your Recovery from Adderall Addiction?

Even when Adderall is used as prescribed, it can impact a person’s health and wellbeing, and abusing it causes great risks of serious side effects. In 2005, Canada pulled Adderall from its shelves after reports of over 20 deaths related to use of the drug. Although the ban has since been reversed, Canada’s action brought awareness to the short and long-term effects of Adderall use and...

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What Adderall Does to Your Brain Chemistry

What Adderall does to your brain chemistry

Adderall is medication used for the treatment of narcolepsy and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). As a stimulant of the amphetamine class, Adderall has a potent effect on the central nervous system. Adderall affects the parts of the brain that control the chemicals in the catecholamine family of neurotransmitters. These chemicals include dopamine, norepinephrine and epinephrine....

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Physical Complications of Abusing Adderall

Physical Complications of Abusing Adderall

Adderall is a combination of amphetamine and dextro-amphetamine that treats the symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. It is a central nervous system stimulant that works by stimulating the brain, which creates the following outcomes: Increased concentration Better impulse control Stronger decision-making abilities The problem is that, as an amphetamine, Adderall is highly...

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Autoimmune Disorders and Prescription Drug Addiction

Autoimmune Disorders and Prescription Drug Addiction

Many issues may trigger an addiction, ranging from curiosity about a drug’s effects to life-threatening autoimmune disorders. In regards to this latter problem, a number of medications are prescribed to people with autoimmune disorders, and many of these drugs are addictive. Autoimmune disorders can be stressful and difficult to deal with, but adding addiction to the mix makes life even more...

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Can My Brain Heal after Adderall Use?

Can My Brain Heal after Adderall Use?

Adderall is a psychostimulant commonly prescribed to individuals who have been labeled as having attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Long-term use of stimulants, including Adderall, Ritalin, cocaine, amphetamines and methamphetamines, can cause a number of adverse psychological effects. These adverse effects can occur even when a stimulant such as Adderall is taken exactly as...

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How Adderall Affects Sleep

How Adderall Affects Sleep

Medications affect people differently: one medication may cause drowsiness in one person, but it may cause alertness in another. For instance, Adderall helps people calm down and focus, but it can disrupt sleep for young adults due to its stimulant qualities. Because of this, many young adults catch up by sleeping entire days at a time. The problem is that disrupted sleep patterns can affect...

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Effects of Adderall Abuse on the Immune System

Effects of Adderall Abuse on the Immune System

Adderall is a prescription drug prescribed to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), but use does not come without its risks. Adderall is often taken by students and people in high-stress work environments, since the drug helps to improve concentration and productivity. As with any prescription medication the drug must be taken as directed by a medical professional or else serious...

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Insomnia and Adderall Abuse

Adderall is a central nervous system stimulant that doctors prescribe to treat the symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy, a disorder that causes sudden and excessive sleepiness. The most common Adderall side effect is sleeplessness, and anyone suffering an addiction will experience particularly strong insomnia. Doctors suggest taking the medication in the...

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