Are you or a loved one struggling to control your Adderall usage? If so, then an addiction to the drug may be present.
If you are unsure of what an addiction to Adderall is, continue reading and you will be able to find out what the drug is, what are signs to look out for and what can be done to treat it.
What is Adderall?
Adderall is a psycho-stimulating drug that is used in the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and the sleeping disorder Narcolepsy as well as depression.
One of the main reasons why Adderall is abused is due to its weight-loss effects as the drug serves as an appetite suppressant.
Commonly found in tablet form and taken orally, when used excessively, Adderall increases awareness, energy blood pressure and heart rate.
The drug may also be taken intravenously through injections, smoked or snorted.
Adderall is seen as a safe drug, and it is this factor, included with the widespread availability that makes an addiction to it extremely harmful.
Signs and Symptoms of Adderall Addiction
When Adderall is used properly it can have highly beneficial effects on an individual struggling with ADHD, depression or Narcolepsy.
However when the drug is abused, symptoms may vary from dry mouth, insomnia, abdominal pain, appetite loss, depression, stress and anxiety.
Increased bodily temperature and paranoia and aggression can also be experienced.
When the drug is taken excessively and an overdose occurs, the signs to be on the lookout for are dehydration, heart failure, confusion, fits as well as nausea and vomiting.
Adderall Addiction Treatment
If you suspect that you or a loved one could be addicted to Adderall, then it’s important that professional medical care is sought after immediately.
Like with any other addiction, the best way to treat it is by residing at a rehabilitation centre.
An addicted individual’s length of stay will be determined by the severity and nature of the addiction.
In rehabilitation, a supervised medical detoxification may be done to lessen the effects of withdrawal symptoms that come with the stopping of use.
Counselling and Therapy will also be done to help educate the recovering about their addiction and will be taught ways on how to avoid using the drug in the future.
Once this has been completed, it is vital that discharged patients attend Secondary Care, as the chances of suffering a relapse are high after exiting rehabilitation.
Secondary Care can be done through Outpatient Treatment or via residing at a Halfway House.
These two methods will serve as a continuation of what was taught in rehab.
For those who want to continue their treatment on a long term basis, Tertiary Care is also available.
For more information regarding treatment, call us now and we will gladly assist you.
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