Adderall Addiction Treatment and Therapy

Adderall addiction is best attacked in the same way that cocaine and methamphetamine addictions are treated; detoxification comes first, either gradually or abruptly (withdrawal is painful, but not deadly).

Residential treatment center admission follows. Therapy includes therapeutic support groups and psychotherapy. Once the rehabilitation program is completed, continued therapy and support are needed to maintain recovery and prevent a relapse.

If you feel you or your loved one needs to be placed in a rehabilitation treatment center for Adderall abuse, please call 1-877-929-6887 or fill out a patient placement form and The Way Out Recovery will aid in placement.

Adderall Signs & Symptoms

Adderall is a Class II psycho-stimulant used to treat depression and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Individuals seeking to lose weight often abuse Adderall because it’s also an appetite suppressant. Manufactured from amphetamine derivatives, Adderall is available in immediate-release (IR), or in extended-release (XR) tablet form.

Adderall is a frequently abused stimulant, increasing alertness and energy and raises blood pressure, heart rate and respiration. When abused, it’s taken orally, injected, smoked or inhaled.

Side effects of Adderall in children include:

  • Dry mouth
  • Sleep difficulty
  • Stomach aches
  • Loss of appetite

Side effects in adults include:

  • Weight loss
  • Dry mouth
  • Insomnia
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Loss of appetite.

Symptoms of Adderal Abuse

The attitude that Adderal is a safe prescription drug and not as harmful as others contributes greatly to its increased availability and subsequent abuse. Adderal addiction can be lethal, and more serious side effects include:

  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Dangerous body temperature elevation
  • Feelings of paranoia and hostility

Signs of Adderall overdose:

  • Acute dehydration
  • Cardio-vascular failure
  • Confusion
  • Hallucinations
  • High blood pressure
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Paranoia
  • Seizures