How Do I Know if Someone is on Adderall?

Signs of Adderall Use

 

Adderall is commonly prescribed to individuals with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), but is commonly abused by individuals without ADHD. What are some signs of use and abuse that you can spot if you think someone has been abusing Adderall?

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The Risks of Using Adderall

 

There are serious health risks when prescription medications are abused, taken without a prescription and taken at higher doses than prescribed. Adderall is a Schedule II controlled substance, which means there is a high risk for addiction, abuse and dependence. The prevalence of students, primarily college students, using this medication non-medically is a huge issue in society today. Consistent abuse of Adderall can cause rashes, irritability, insomnia, and personality changes. The most serious health risk associated with Adderall abuse is psychosis, symptoms similar to Schizophrenia.

 

Signs of Adderall Use

 

•Loss of appetite
• Change in personality
• Weight loss
• Increase in academic performance
• Insomnia
• Excessive sleeping
• Dry mouth
• Restlessness
• Changes in sex drive or performance
• Nausea/vomiting
• Diarrhea/constipation

 

Becoming Addicted to Adderall

 
Due to the high risk for addiction, if you suspect someone may be abusing the drug you should confront him or her immediately. For more information about Adderall abuse and how to get help in recovery, do not hesitate to contact us at (888)357-7577.