Adderall Addiction Treatment
Adderall addiction occurs from a repeated use of the prescription stimulant where tolerance and dependency build over time. People become addicted to the drug either through a prescription or by abusing others' prescriptions. In the treatment for adderall addiction it is important to handle all of the symptoms without using more drugs to do so, as this would only create a different type of problem.
Contact us today to speak with a counselor that can help find a treatment center for someone dealing with Adderall addiction.
Recent national survey information found that full-time college students were twice as likely to abuse Adderall than other young people in the same age bracket. In addition, almost 90 percent of full-time college students who had abused Adderal in the past year were also considered to be binge drinkers, with half of them being classified as heavy drinkers, and they were also more likely to use other illicit drugs as well. They were 3 times more likely to use marijuana, used 8 times more cocaine, they were 8 times more likely to abuse tranquilizers and 5 times more likely to abuse pain relievers as well.
Adderall is a dextroamphetamine stimulant (as well as Dexedrine) and methylphenidate (Ritalin and Concerta), have chemical structures similar to other amphetamines are can be highly addictive. Stimulants also increase blood pressure and heart rate while constricting blood vessels.
As with other drugs of abuse, it is possible for individuals to become dependent upon or addicted to many stimulants. Withdrawal symptoms associated with discontinuing stimulant use include fatigue, depression, and disturbance of sleep patterns. Repeated use of some stimulants over a short period can lead to feelings of hostility or paranoia. Further, taking high doses of a stimulant may result in dangerously high body temperature and an irregular heartbeat. There is also the potential for cardiovascular failure or lethal seizures.
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The number of people abusing stimulants aged 12 or older, 1.1 million, was lower than it had been in 2006 (1.4 million); the corresponding rates also showed a decline (from 0.6 percent in 2006 to 0.4 percent in 2007).
Unfortunately, millions of children in this country have been prescribed this dangerous drug despite serious and life-threatening side effects. One side effect is that it can slow or stunt a child's growth. Dextroamphetamine (Adderall) and amphetamine may cause sudden death in children and teenagers who have heart defects or serious heart problems. This drug also may cause sudden death, heart attack or stroke in adults, especially adults with heart defects or serious heart problems.
Some additional series side effects of Adderall can be:
fast or pounding heartbeat, shortness of breath, chest pain, excessive tiredness, slow or difficult speech, dizziness or faintness, weakness or numbness of an arm or leg, seizures, mood changes, motor tics or verbal tics, psychosis (loss of contact with reality), hallucinating (seeing things or hearing voices that do not exist), mania (frenzied or abnormally excited mood), aggressive or hostile behavior, changes in vision or blurred vision, fever blisters or rash, hives, itching swelling of the eyes, face, tongue, or throat, difficulty breathing or swallowing.
Contact us today if you or someone you know needs treatment for an Adderall addiction or any other type of prescription stimulant.