Overdose

The potential for overdose from Adderall abuse.

Three Reasons for High Prescription Drug Overdose Rates

Three Reasons for High Prescription Drug Overdose Rates

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2008 drug overdoses caused more than 36,000 deaths (around 100 every day), and most of those were caused by prescription drugs. (http://www.cdc.gov/homeandrecreationalsafety/rxbrief/) Prescription drug addiction can develop as someone abuses a substance that should only be used as part of medical treatment. However, many people...

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How Common Is Adderall Overdose?

How Common Is Adderall Overdose?

Adderall has a reputation for being harmless, but you can overdose on Adderall as with any other drug. Adderall is similar in structure to methamphetamine and other amphetamines, and, if you take enough, it will be fatal. Even if you do not die from Adderall overdose, it can cause serious health complications. Adderall overdose is a serious issue, and the only way to avoid it is to quit abusing...

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Preventing Adderall Overdose

Preventing Adderall Overdose

Adderall, a doctor-prescribed combination of amphetamine and dextroamphetamine, is a central nervous system stimulant used to treat narcolepsy and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Unfortunately some people find uses for the drug that extend beyond Adderall’s intended purpose. The drug improves energy and concentration, so students often use Adderall to study or complete...

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