What is Adderall?

What is Adderall?


Adderall is a drug that has become a very serious problem for youth in the United States over the past few decades. Though prescribed for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) much of the time, it is abused more often than not.



What is Adderall?


Adderall is a combination of stimulants (amphetamine and dextroamphetamine), under the generic name Dextroamphetamine Sulf-Saccharate/Amphetamine Sulf-Saccharate. Adderall is prescribed to individuals with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Adderall is meant to increase attention, focus and concentration and control behavior by balancing neurotransmitters in the brain.

Unfortunately, despite its effectiveness in treating individuals with ADHD, it is often abused. Adderall abuse is high among students, taking the drug to increase productivity and focus during studying. Some use Adderall to lose weight due to the side effects of increased metabolism and decreased appetite. Adderall is also used as a party drug, allowing the individual to drink more alcoholic beverages without getting tired. Adderall can be habit-forming and the potential for abuse is high.


Effects and Dangers of Adderall


When used as prescribed, Adderall allows an individual with ADHD to focus, control behavior and achieve higher levels of concentration. Side effects of Adderall use are: decrease in appetite, weight loss, nausea, dry mouth, headache, dizziness, and trouble sleeping.

When Adderall is abused, taking the drug without being prescribed or taken at high doses, there are potential negative side effects such as: insomnia, changes in personality and possible psychosis.

Getting Help for Addiction to Adderall


As with any serious drug, Adderall can promote drug-seeking addictive behavior. Prolonged use of Adderall can lead to serious health risks, dependence and withdrawal. Adderall is a serious issue among young adults in society today, especially college students. If you or someone you know needs help from Adderall addiction, do not hesitate to contact us at (888)357-7577.