Adderall Abuse

Taking large doses Adderall for extended periods of time and developing a dependence for Adderall, generally evolves into a full-blown Adderall abuse and addiction. When you are addicted, it generally takes larger and more frequent doses to get the same effects as before. Once a person develops a tolerance to Adderall, they begin feeling like Adderall no longer works or helps them concentrate or increase their energy like it did before. Many decide to stop taking the drug once they’ve reached this point and they begin to experience the inability to function normally or think straight.

These are the first stages of withdrawal. Withdrawal usually only affects those who took frequent high doses over an extended period of time.

Adderall Withdrawal Symptoms

Adderall withdrawal symptoms are essentially the opposite of the drug’s effects. The crash that follows after someone stops taking the Adderall results in less energy and less ability to concentrate. The stronger the addiction or dependence, the more dangerous withdrawal can become.

Common withdrawal symptoms include:

  • Anxiety
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Nightmares
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Achiness
  • Oversleeping
  • Insomnia
  • Increased appetite

Stopping Adderall Abuse

Stopping Adderall abuse when you’re addicted is difficult. Adderall, like other prescription pills, changes both the mind and body after continued use. Disrupting routine use can cause withdrawal symptoms and other negative side effects.

By entering an Adderall addiction rehab program, you can find the help and support you need to quit. There are many treatment centers that offer rehab programs. They’re not all going to help in the same way, however. Finding the right treatment center is crucial, as the wrong one could lead you back to using and addiction problems.

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