When we have been prescribed a drug for a disease or a disorder, we will likely trust our prescribing physician. After all, they have the education to support what they are prescribing to be the correct substance as well as good, honest reasons as to why they are prescribing it. This does not mean that the doctor has informed us of all the side effects, or addictive possibilities, of this drug. Adderall is prescribed for ADD, ADHD, and Narcolepsy. This is because prescription stimulants encourage us to increase our concentration and focus as well as provide us with extra energy. Because of this, many people take Adderall believing it will help their memory and improve their grades in school. Besides addiction, these behaviors can cause issues with one’s heart, increase one’s body temperature, or even lead to seizures or psychosis. Long-term use of stimulants can lead to paranoia and nervous system and stomach difficulties.
Quitting a substance that has such dangerous effects can lead to one having a better life. You may experience a few withdrawal symptoms upon cessation. Some of these include being tired, depression, and trouble sleeping. Trained professionals can help with these withdrawal symptoms, as well as with learning your triggers, gaining coping skills, and sober ways to deal with the reasons why you began to take Adderall to begin with. Cognitive-behavioral therapy is one of these options. This opportunity encourages the use of incentives and rewards to help one stay sober.
Stimulant Use Disorder
While addiction is prevalent today, substance use can start off as experimental in nature. Prescriptions are often how a substance use disorder starts off. Misuse creeps in. Regrettably, you can begin to exhibit signs of addiction quicker than you may think. The first step to stopping your Adderall use is knowing that taking the drug is an issue for you. Be on the lookout of signs of a stimulant use disorder such as:
- You are using your Adderall in larger quantities, or over a longer time span, than you originally planned on.
- You notice that you have a major longing for the stimulant. You have had unsuccessful attempts to cut down use or to stop altogether.
- A large amount of time is spent to attempting to obtain, engage in the use of, and to recover from the use of uppers.
- You notice an overwhelming desire to use the substance.
- Your use interferes with your education, occupation, home life and/ or interpersonal life. You may notice you have stopped cleaning the house, no longer cook meals, or do not spend as much time with your children and other family members as much time as you used to. Maybe you even have been making excuses for getting out of social events you would soberly enjoy. Your grades have dropped, or your work is suffering. The stimulant use may encourage legal problems to form as well as amplify psychological or physical difficulties.
- Your tolerance becomes increased. You need more to feel the effects of Adderall. When you do not have it, you experience withdrawal symptoms.
- Getting high is no longer the reason you use. The purpose is instead to not feel “sick” from being without the stimulant.
Adderall is a schedule II drug. This makes it one of the second most dangerous drugs category wise. These substances have an extremely high chance of both psychological and physical dependence when used.
Aid With Quitting Adderall
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