Though Adderall has been only one of many drugs that dominated my life for the last five years, it has become my go to for the last couple weeks.
I worked hard, sleep is gone, and tonight I believe I overdose. Now I’m all out and beginning to realize the gravity of the situation.
I’m scared but in a scared straight way. I thought I was going to die. I had to wake my mom up to console me. I was a shaking paranoid mess.
I hope that I’ve made this choice in time to save my work and family life (I don’t usually call off, but it’s been twice since in began abusing).
I don’t want to die or live as a slave. I’m not a particularly religious guy, but I prayed tonight. I pray for the strength to overcome substance abuse. I’m going to need it.
Adderall is one of the most abused prescription drugs in America.
What Is 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…)