Adderall abuse is a flourishing concern in the United States. The drug is more commonly abused by learners at the college and high school level.
The effects of Adderall, a stimulant prescribed by doctors, are not much different from those of Cocaine. Unregulated use of Adderall exposes the user to dependency to the drug.
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Consuming Adderall for a long time makes the user's' body resistant to the substance giving the feeling that he/she can't feel perform without it.
It interacts with the body to cause the body to release more Dopamine into the brain. Dopamine is a neurochemical that makes the body feel good and is usually produces a reward effect. Dopamine is naturally secreted by our system but stimulants like Adderall triggers flooding of this neurotransmitter/hormone. For this reason, addicts look for larger amounts.
To produce the regular states of sharpness and vitality the brain of addict dependent on the Adderall to do it. The absence of Adderall dose makes the abuser feel fatigued and mentally sluggish. These two point towards an addiction since they are symptoms of withdrawal. Common signs of an Adderall addiction include
- Increased tolerance of the drug
- Consuming the drug in spite of knowledge of the damage it's causing
- Adderall is necessary for many regular tasks like working
- Spending enormous amount of money getting the drug
- Being unable to feel alert without the drug
Developing a dependency on Adderall is not the wish of anyone. Being more productive at work or the need to be ready for an exam are two most common reasons to start taking Adderall. To get their own prescription for the drug, some people even fabricate the symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity order (ADHD).
There are also cases where peer pressure had prompted them to steal their parent's pills and started the use with their friends.
It is difficult for users to quit themselves due to the withdrawal symptoms caused by Adderall addiction. The predicament of withdrawal even appears exhausting and daunting for some cases. Quitting becomes much more possible if a person goes to a rehab centre or consults with an addiction specialist.
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Adderall is the most typical order amphetamine by doctors to incite the central nervous system. Having a powerful dependence characteristic, it is labelled as a controlled substance.
Narcolepsy and ADHD are cured with Adderall. It has different effects for both disorders, those with narcolepsy feel less fatigue thanks to Adderall, but patients with ADHD have reported the opposite effect.
Adderall is available as a tablet to be ingested orally with doses ranging from 5 to 30 milligrams. Some addicts breaks the tablet down to powder so they can snort the drug.
Uppers, Addys, pep pills, speed and black beauties are some of the street names for this drug.
Effects Of Adderall Abuse
The fact that Adderall is ordered by medics, makes think a lot of people that Adderall doesn't represent any risk. There are long term negative effects and possible addiction when the drug is abused continuously. Since it produces feelings of confidence, euphoria, increased concentration and a suppressed appetite, that's why people abuse Adderall. That is why many people who need to improve their performance choose to consume Adderall.
Adderall overuse starts the moment it is taken without a prescription or given by a medic. Snorting Adderall pills or taking large doses to get a stronger effect is included in this.
There are several reasons why people abuse Adderall such as
- Eating less
- Improve the athletic capacities
- Being vigilant
Elderlies also tend to consume Adderall although it is wrongly believed that this drug is only overused with high school and college pupils. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders in fact claims that most cases of Adderall addiction occur in people who started taking the drug in their early 20s.
Common Adderall Abusers
- Graduated and studying people
- Adderall seems attractive to students and working professionals dealing with increased pressure at school and work due to its ability to assist users focus and stay awake for longer than normal.
- Adderall is especially overused by college pupils.
- To improve their capacities in training and contest, many athletes take Adderall to increase energy.
- Adderall abuse led to a record-breaking year of drug-related suspensions in the National Football League in 2012.
- People suffering from eating disorders
- Since Adderall decreases appetite, people dealing with eating disorders may abuse Adderall.
- Someone with an eating disorder becomes addicted to Adderall, they will need treatment that addresses both problems at the same time.
Apart from the risk of a deadly overdose, there are several other medical problems that can be caused by Adderall abuse. Signs of an Adderall overdose may include
- Chest pains
- Dizziness or vomiting
- Fast breathing
- Uncontainable fits
- Passing out
- Heightened body temperature
Typical Drug Mixtures That Include Adderall
Many people choose to mix Adderall with other substance for different motives. Some people attempts to further improve the effects of Adderall. If Adderall keeps the user awake, some people might choose to take another substance to relax and sleep. But thanks to this, the dangers of having a lethal overdose become higher, the reason to do it have not any relevance.
It was recorded in 2009 that roughly 67 percent of admission in ER are related to complications from prescription stimulants.
Adderall is generally mixed with these drugs
For people taking Adderall, the risk of getting alcohol poisoning is higher. Serious intoxication may go unnoticed due to the alertness brought on by the use of Adderall. Someone on Adderall might not perceive the amount they have drank, and end up with alcohol poisoning.
There is also a study that shows strong correlation between Adderall abuse with alcohol, Cocaine or even marijuana.
Statistics Of Adderall Abuse
The seriousness of the addiction to Adderall will be determined by the length of time of abuse. Quitting it alone is difficult because of the symptoms that this action produces on the addicts.