What Adderall Withdrawal Feels Like
Information About Adderall and Addiction to Adderall
Adderall is the brand name given to a prescription drug most commonly used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and ADD in children and adults.
The active ingredients in Adderall include the salts of two well-known psycho-stimulants, amphetamine and dextroamphetamine.
Adderall is a central nervous system stimulant, along with other types of amphetamines including methamphetamine (‘crystal meth’). The drug works by increasing the level of dopamine in the brain, which helps people suffering from ADHD calm down and maintain focus on their environment and/or their task at-hand.
This 3-minute video explains where Adderall came from and what it does to your body:
There are two forms of the drug sold today: (more…)
Last December, Ruthie Freidlander wrote an excellent autobiographical article for Elle magazine that explained how an Adderall addiction crept up on her and eventually consumed her life.
Here’s how Ms. Friedlander explains the thought process that led to her full-on addiction:
If you don’t really need to take it, Adderall side effects can be very serious, because it is technically an amphetamine, a dangerous type of drug for anyone to abuse.
Although very rare, an overdose of Adderall can cause cardiac issues, stroke and death. (more…)