is a brand-name stimulant prescribed to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity
Disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. A mixture of detroamphetamine and other
stimulants, Adderall is available in instant-release and extended-release
works by increasing the brain’s norepinephine and domamine levels as well as a
reuptake inhibitor for norepinephine and domamine.
affects the brain’s mesolimbic reward pathway in a way similar to other
stimulants like cocaine and methanphetamine. Therefore, Adderall carries a high
potential for misuse, abuse and addiction.
Alternative & street names:
names for Adderal include, “Addy,” “college crack,” and “study steroids.”
Adderal is prescribed orally by
capsule. If abused, it is crushed and snorted.
treats the symptoms of ADHD more effectively than Ritalin. It increases the
duration of one’s concentration and attentiveness, therefore making it a
popular “study drug” for students cramming during stressful periods of the
addition, Adderall is occasionally prescribed to treat obesity and/or
the mind/body and health risks
Side effects of Adderall may include:
growth rate in children users
Due to its effect on blood pressure, Adderall users have the
same risks of heart attack, stroke or death as Ritalin users, as well as the
risk of convulsive episodes for users prone to seizures.
abuse of Adderall
abuse can lead to addiction. Here are some common warning signs:
Adderall without a prescription
a prescription by faking symptoms
Adderall for non-prescribed reasons
as a “study drug”
as a “party drug”
as a weight loss drug
has also been used as a performance-enhancing drug and has been banned by
organizations like the NFL.
of “uppers” or amphetamines, like Adderall, can often become emotional,
overwhelmed and confused in early sobriety, as well as capable of healthy doses
of denial about their condition.
users often do have legitimate needs for a drug like Adderall, it is also very
easy for those users to turn those symptoms into justification for Adderall
misuse and abuse.
Adderall abusers may require 24/7 medical and psychological care in an
inpatient detox and treatment facility.
of Adderall withdrawal could include:
- changes in heart rhythm
withdrawal is not life-threatening, but it can quite uncomfortable physically
and psychologically. Consequently, some users continue to take Adderall instead
of dealing with the effects of withdrawal.