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Adderall Addiction

Adderall addiction is quickly rising to the top as one of the more common drug addictions that is seen today. In its early developmental stages, this drug was originally designed as a weight loss drug, but it has now switched gears and has been developed further into a drug designed to be used for ADHD.

One of the active ingredients in Adderall is a mixture of amphetamine salts and dextroamphetamine which each have the potential to be extremely addictive. Many college students are using the drug and developing an Adderall addiction because of the powerful stimulant qualities that it has. Students who are stretched thin and facing many performance pressures feel the need to take some kind of a drug that can propel them over the top and allow them to keep pace with other students in the race for good grades in our colleges and universities.

Short term use of Adderall has many noticeable side effects include the loss of appetite and the resulting weight loss from eating less food. The next thing that can happen is increased blood pressure which can lead to heart disease, stroke or cardiac arrest. A person who uses this drug long term will start to experience sleep issues, including insomnia - the inability to sleep at night - because of the powerful stimulant effects of this drug. Long term use may also lead to mood swings, irritability, depression and suicidal thoughts.

There is no good reason to take a drug like Adderall just because you think that it will help you to improve your grades. Taking a drug for any reason other than a doctor prescribing it to you can lead to a serious Adderall addiction and this cannot easily be rectified. Once you start to abuse the drug, you will find that you require higher amounts in order to reach the same high or get the same "benefits" from the high that you get from the drug.

Increasing the amount of Adderall that you take can lead to serious consequences. Increased doses can lead to serious side effects and the risk of death. An overdose of Adderall can include many intense symptoms, including cramping in the lower abdomen, nausea and vomiting, twitching of the muscles that can be extreme and painful, fainting, swelling of the feet or hands, hallucinations, rapid heart rate and breathing, tremor in the hands and perspiration.

While some students believe that the drug is harmless and that it is simply what is referred to as an "upper", that analogy may be similar to calling a nuclear weapon a "grenade". The effects can be intense and devastating and result in for more problems that what the user perceived they were solving.

If you think that someone you know has an Adderall addiction or if you yourself have one, you cannot simply "quit" when you feel like it. You must seek help from a qualified addiction counsellor and receive treatment from a rehab center. Denying that you need help is actually a very good sign that you have an Adderall addiction and it is probably safe to say that every addict says at one time or another that they do not have a problem and that there is absolutely no way that they are an addict.

Any drug or habit that cannot be stopped by your own personal will is an addiction and an addiction requires professional help. If someone with an Adderall addiction does not get the help that they need, they run the risk of cardiac or pulmonary arrest and long lasting mental effects or defects. Overdose is always a risk, which is one thing that can definitely happen when you take too much of this drug. If you are at a party or with other people, you stand a chance of surviving overdose, but if you are at home alone, there is a very real chance that you could die.

There is no coming back from death, so it is crucial that you get help with your Adderall addiction as soon as possible. Do not be afraid to reach out for help, the trained addiction counsellors know exactly what needs to be done to help you and they are waiting for your call.


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