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Symptoms of Adderall Addiction

What Are the Symptoms of Adderall Addiction?

  Recognizing an adderall use disorder is critical to prevent the adverse symptoms of the stimulant medication from creating long term disorders, which have the ability to cause permanent damage. Although the prescribed benefits of adderall are helpful to those with legitimate conditions meriting the prescription of adderall, those who are ensnared in recreationally abuse of adderall are subject to a medley of unpleasantries. The symptoms of adderall addiction may foment instances of deadly overdose and require immediate detox and withdrawal treatment for adderall. Because adderall causes both physical and mental addiction, there are measurable signs of both physical and mental symptoms of adderall abuse and addiction.  

Physical Symptoms of Adderall Addiction

  The physical symptoms of adderall addiction can range from mild to severe. The symptoms of abuse are dependent upon how long users have been partaking in the recreational use of adderall, and extend to the level of unique addiction among each user. Although many adderall users will experience the same range of adverse symptoms from adderall, the effects of adderall, and the severity of these symptoms, will be lessened for users who have not been abusing the drug as long- when compared to their peers who have suffered long term abuse of adderall addiction. The following are common physical symptoms of adderall addiction:
  • Stimulation of the Nervous System
  • Dry Mouth
  • Recession in Growth- or Slowed Growth
  • Withdrawal Upon Cessation of Use
  • Unexplained Swelling
  • Inability to Sleep; Insomnia
  • Numb Fingers
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Stomach Aches and Pains
  • Uncontrollable Weight Loss
  • Breakout of Hives
  • Cardiac Problems and Complications
  • Constricted Blood Vessels
  • Cold Toes
  • Uncontrollable Shaking

Psychological Symptoms of Adderall Addiction

Akin to other addictive substances which cause psychological ailments, continued adderall use will eventually foment the development of permanent psychological disorders. Keep an eye out for the following mental signs of adderall addiction to anticipate the development of such disorders which may have lasting adverse effects:
  • Hallucinations
  • Paranoia
  • Chronic Depression
  • Psychosis
  • Delusions
  • Aggression
  • Mood Swings

Adderall’s Effects on the Brain

There’s a reason adderall has become a staple drug of abuse in the professional and academic worlds. The effects adderall has on the brain promote alertness, increased attention, and ability to work continually. However, because of the stress put onto the neurotransmitters of the brain including dopamine, norepinephrine, and epinephrine. Damage to these critical receptors impedes one’s ability to feel happy or fulfilled when compared to those with healthy neurotransmitters.    

How to Alleviate the Symptoms of Adderall Addiction

  If you are struggling from the symptoms of adderall addiction, knowing when to get help is the first step. Attempting to suddenly stop taking adderall on your own can lead to dangerous adderall withdrawal symptoms and may be responsible for causing a relapse shortly after abstaining. The problem with this is that once adderall use stops, abusers tolerance levels’ begin to lessen. When relapse occurs overdose is more apt to happen, in direct response to depleted tolerance thresholds. Attending detox and withdrawal treatment for adderall will eliminate the symptoms of the disease.  

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