AdderallAbuse.net reports that, “Like other amphetamines, it stimulates a part of the brain sometimes called the Pleasure Center and causes a release of potent neurotransmitter chemicals. But the same stimulants also prevent the neurotransmitters from being reclaimed and re-used normally by brain cells, so that the user feels the need to take more and more Adderall to re-create or sustain the rush.”
Signs that you or your loved one are addicted to Adderall:
- Increasing tolerance to the drug, which makes it necessary to take more Adderall to achieve the same effect;
- Snorting, smoking or injecting the drug (rather than taking it orally as indicated)
- Dependence on taking Adderall simply to feel normal and cope with everyday situations, to the point where discontinuing the drug seems impossible;
- Making access to Adderall a priority ahead of other concerns such as friends or work
- Resorting to theft or other illegal means to get Adderall;
- Continuing to abuse the drug in the face of negative consequences and damaging side effects
Many people do not realize that Adderall is a form of methamphetamine. The withdrawal symptoms for Adderall are identical to those of addicts coming off of meth. The manufactured epidemic of ADHD/ADD and the subsequent flood of available Adderall among students has created a new breed of addict; college students and career men and women. Educated people who should “know better” and are people you would least expect to be swimming in a sea of addiction.
No matter how “upper-class” a users drug of choice is, it has the same devastating effects. In the beginning, a drug user will attempt to withhold their drug use from friends and family. They will begin to suffer and become withdrawn and difficult to reason with. They may also behave strangely. An the more they use, the more they become entangled in the cycle of getting high. Eventually they are using just to function normally.
Narconon Louisiana is experienced in helping men and women addicted to Adderall. If you or your loved one is tired of living a life of addiction and need help, call our toll-free drug rehab hotline now: 1-800-473-0930.