Wait a minute. Aren’t prescription drugs safe?
When used in line with a physician’s instructions, yes. When abused, they’re anything but.
“Drug abuse” includes any use of a drug outside its intended purposes, such as:
Taking more than the recommended dose
Using the drug recreationally
Often prescribed to treat ADHD, Adderall is also abused as a study and party drug by college students.
Adderall is an amphetamine and chemically resembles illicit stimulants. It causes the nervous system to release dopamine, a neurotransmitter which creates pleasurable feelings. These feelings drive addictive behaviors. At high enough doses, Adderall can cause high body temperatures, seizures, and heart attacks.
Prescription abuse can be very stealthy and hard to detect. While detoxing from Adderall isn’t as hard as say, opioids, it’s still best done in a medically supervised environment by professionals.
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Disclaimer: Substance abuse disorders can only be diagnosed by medical professionals. This test is intended to only show a potential addiction and is not a medical diagnosis.
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Adderall Addiction Treatment
An addiction to Adderall can be hard for someone to overcome on their own. Instead, there are several different treatment programs available to help people in various stages of recovery from Adderall abuse.
Medical detox is often the first step in the treatment process for alcohol addiction. Learn about the process here.
Inpatient rehab centers offer intensive therapy for alcohol misuse. These live-in programs provide structured care from professionals to manage alcohol addiction.
Outpatient programs allows a person to live at home while receiving treatment for alcohol misuse for a set number of hours each week.
Alcohol use disorder medications don't provide a “cure” but can help a person achieve and maintain sobriety when used in combination with other therapies.
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