Reducing the risk of addiction may involve talking to your doctor or pharmacist about the drugs you are prescribed and about any history of addiction in yourself or your family. Learning more about Adderall can increase your awareness and knowledge of your addiction. Certain factors put some individuals at a greater risk for Adderall addiction, and you should be aware of these factors. The early signs of abuse or dependence can be identified, and reacting to these signs in a timely manner can prevent addiction from beginning or worsening.
What Is Adderall?
If you know what Adderall is, what it is supposed to treat and how it can affect the body, you will be in a better position to avoid abuse. Adderall is prescribed to treat narcolepsy and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and it works by affecting the chemicals in the brain and the nerves in the body that are responsible for hyperactive behavior and impulse resistance. Adderall can be habit forming and is often abused. If you have a prescription for Adderall, keep the medicine located in a safe and secure location. If you or someone who may gain access to the drug has a history of addiction, severe anxiety or depression, keep track of how much medicine should be in each bottle. The risks of abusing Adderall are not only serious but potentially deadly.
What Does Adderall Addiction Look Like?
Adderall has become a popular drug among students. The drug has improperly been employed as a “study assisting” medicine. Students may believe that Adderall is safe to use without a prescription, because it is an actual medication. Unfortunately recreational Adderall use often leads to Adderall use that is made necessary by an addiction. Some of the behavioral signs of an Adderall addiction include the following:
- Purchasing Adderall online, from a friend or from any source that does not require a prescription. Different people react uniquely to different drugs, and this is true of Adderall as well. It is very dangerous to take medicines that are not prescribed to you.
- Manipulating information about ADHD for the purpose to obtaining an unnecessary prescription for Adderall.
- Using Adderall to study, lose weight or gain confidence.
- Taking Adderall in higher doses or more frequently than prescribed.
End Your Adderall Addiction
If you or someone that you care about is addicted to Adderall, please call our 24 hour toll-free helpline. The trained and experienced professionals answering the phones are able to assist with initial insurance issues, answer questions, and even organize transportation to the facility of your choosing. Ideally, through education, obedience to doctor’s orders, and sound decision making, Adderall addiction will be avoided. Unfortunately addiction is a powerful force. If you were unable to avoid addiction, know that you are able to recover from addiction and avoid it in the future.