Adderall provides tremendous help for people suffering from attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). However, like many prescription drugs, people using it run the risk of developing an addiction. Whether someone starts taking this powerful drug for medical reasons or as a recreational drug, once they become addicted, they will need professional help. Peachtree Recovery Solutions created an Adderall addiction treatment program that changes lives. We offer a powerful combination of multi-disciplinary therapies that help people understand their substance use disorder and overcome it.
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Adderall is a drug that treats attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and a sleep disorder called narcolepsy. It is a stimulant drug that affects the central nervous system and is available by prescription only. People with ADHD who take it find it improves their ability to focus on tasks and conversations and control problematic behaviors. Some people use the drug without a prescription for self-diagnosed ADHD or as a recreational drug. They may also use it to help stay awake longer hours and is popular among students and some athletes. Regardless of why a person uses the medication, if they begin to abuse it, they will require Adderall addiction treatment.
Adderall is an amphetamine drug and is classified as a Schedule II drug, which means while it has an acceptable medical use, it also causes a serious risk for developing an addiction. A person can develop both a physical and psychological dependence on the drug. An addiction can develop even if someone initially uses their prescription as intended. As well, someone who uses Adderall as a party drug or for other non-medical reasons can end up with a substance use disorder.
When someone has developed a need for Adderall addiction treatment, they will exhibit signs. It’s important for the individual and those around them to understand how to recognize them. Common symptoms of Adderall addiction include:
Many times, people have a misconception that prescription drugs are safe and don’t cause a risk of overdose the way their illegal street drug counterparts do. Stimulant overdose can happen to anyone and the number of overdose deaths has greatly increased over the past 20 years. A person can indeed overdose on Adderall.
Someone who overdoses on Adderall or other stimulants may experience any of the following symptoms:
Whether a person overdoses for the first time or more than once, it’s a sign that they may need Adderall addiction treatment.
While not everyone has the exact same experience when it comes to detoxing from Adderall, there is a common timeline for the withdrawal symptoms. When someone first enters treatment for Adderall addiction, they can expect a timeline similar to the following one.
Day 1-2: The withdrawal symptoms typically begin with a few hours after last taking Adderall. They typically include feeling tired, weakness, difficulty sleeping, depression, and a craving to use the drug.
Day 3-5: This is the peak period of withdrawal symptoms when they are at their most challenging. Previous symptoms will intensity and others will include anxiety, nightmares, headaches, and feeling restless.
Day 6-7: The withdrawal symptoms becomes less intense and often end during this time. Emotional ones, such as anxiety and depression, often take longer to stop happening than physical ones.
After a week, many people are mostly symptom-free. They may still have cravings to use Adderall, but remaining in treatment helps them avoid the temptation to relapse.
Adderall addiction treatment typically approaches the problem from two angles. The first is using evidence-based therapies to help the person understand what contributed to developing their addiction. Both individual and group therapy help people identify triggers to use drugs and alcohol and find ways to make decisions that support their recoveries. Family therapy can help loved ones come together and learn how to communicate with and support the person in recovery.
The second approach to helping people become sober is the use of prescription medications to help ease withdrawal symptoms. We offer access to multiple choices that not only help people minimize cravings for Adderall, but also help ease feelings of anxiety, depression and more.
When addiction takes over your life, it affects every area of it. People with substance use disorders have difficulty performing well on the job and in school, and usually find their personal relationships are negatively impacted. Peachtree Recovery Solutions provides Adderall addiction treatment for those who need detox and follow-up outpatient care. Our staff of addiction experts teaches people to understand how their illnesses developed. From there, they learn to make wiser choices and avoid the pressure to relapse.
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