Adderall withdrawal symptoms commonly occur in people that have formed a chronic dependence on the drug or have gone on an Adderall binge. Either way, no one that takes the medication is free and clear of withdrawing after they stop its use. People have prescribed Adderall for attention deficit disorder ADD or ADHD; it is also sometimes prescribed for obesity and depression. It is believed that giving people amphetamines will help them to concentrate better. However, one can get addicted and may be in need of addiction therapy services.
Adderall is most commonly intentionally misused by people that want to use it to study, be more active, or lose weight quickly. Its abuse is extremely common among college students using it to help them stay up and concentrate better while studying. Others use it as an easy to get amphetamine when they cannot get anything else.
Amphetamines are central nervous system simulators. They cause people to feel awake, euphoric, they feel like they have more control over their mind, they may feel more sexually aroused, and display increased reckless behavior. Here are some of the way that Adderall abuse happens:
- Taking higher doses than recommended
- Using more of the medication than prescribed
- Taking other people’s medications
- Buying the drug off the street
- Snorting the medicine or taking it in a non-prescribed way
Here are signs that you or someone you love are abusing Adderall
- Headache and nausea
- Exhaustion and anxiety
- Heart palpitations
- Dry mouth and hoarseness
- Insomnia and weight loss
- Preoccupation with the drug
If you or a friend may be misusing Adderall, you may want to think about getting help at an Adderall addiction treatment program. Quitting using Adderall is similar to quitting any other addiction, drug, or habit that you have become accustomed to. It is not easy, and there will be physical withdrawal symptoms to combat right off the bat which may be helped with our holistic therapy program.
Adderall Withdrawal Symptoms
Withdrawal symptoms for chronic users will be worse than symptoms for those that go on short binges once in a while. Either way, they are not fun, and cravings play a big part. Because Adderall is a stimulant people call withdrawing from Adderall an Adderall crash. The crash can last hours to multiple days, depending on how long you have been using the drug.
Here are the signs of Adderall withdrawal:
- Feeling hopeless
- Irritable, exhaustion, and anxiety
- Insomnia or oversleeping
- Aches and pains
- Inability to concentrate
- Depression and suicidal ideation
Because levels of dopamine and norepinephrine are affected when you stop taking the drug, people experience increased sensitivity to stress in addition to depression. During the withdrawal phase, you are most likely to use again. Your brain is in overdrive to feel better by taking Adderall again. One way to ensure that you go through the withdrawal process is to enter a detox facility at an Adderall addiction treatment program where you will be watched while going through the process.
If you have been on Adderall for a long time, you will likely have some of the mental symptoms like depression for many weeks. It is a good idea to talk to someone while you are going through these stages. Talking to a professional counselor can help you to put things in perspective so that the depression and other factors do not cause you more harm.
Finding an Adderall Addiction Treatment
The first step to getting over your Adderall withdrawal symptoms is to get yourself into a program that will help you to treat the addiction. First Step Center offers many levels of care for people suffering from an Adderall addiction. There is no shame in getting help. You deserve to live a long and happy life. Make the commitment to get off the prescription and start investing time in your future. Give us a call today at 866.832.6398 to find out more.