Adderall and stimulant drugs like it have become increasingly prevalent on college campuses and among young people in general for a variety of reasons. Perhaps the most common reasons that students abuse it is because it intensifies concentration. As a stimulant it can have the same effects, albeit more dramatic and potentially dangerous, as coffee. If it’s not being used in a library, it often turns up as a party drug.
It can quickly become a habit, for as many reasons. Along with being physically addictive, Adderall attracts users for the perceived benefit psychologically. Many people begin to think that they can’t succeed academically without it. That incorrect assumption, coupled with the physical aspects of tolerance and withdrawal, make it a hard habit to break.
How Adderall Becomes a Habit
Like any drug, Adderall takes a physical hold on its users by the process of tolerance and withdrawal. As a person continues to use Adderall, the body becomes accustomed to the drug, so much so that its effects diminish. As a result, the user must take higher doses in order to achieve the desired effect, that being a heightened state of awareness and focus.
Additionally, there is a psychological aspect to the formation of Adderall use as a habit. A student who becomes convinced that they can’t succeed academically or focus on work without may develop a psychological dependence on Adderall. Often these types of people eschew stereotypes about drug addicts. They can be extremely motivated people with goals and a drive to succeed in life. Unfortunately, they fall victim to a false positive. The benefits of using Adderall as prescribed are still only temporary. To rely on them can bring seriously negative consequences that quickly create a destructive habit.
Adderall Addiction Help
If you have struggled with Adderall abuse and it has become a habit, you can call our toll-free 24 hour helpline to speak to a trained addiction counselor. We can answer questions you might have about addiction, treatment and how to sustain a lifelong recovery without relapse. If you have concerns about the financial side of things, we can offer a free analysis of your insurance coverage, so you can know what type of assistance to expect. Many insurance plans will cover some or all of the cost of addiction treatment.
Adderall can become a habit, even if you started using it with the best of intentions. There is no shame in asking for help. It is the only way to truly recover. Call today.