Adderall, a prescription medication used to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), is one of the most commonly abused stimulants. Unfortunately, Adderall is very addicting simply because it acts on a variety of brain receptors especially if it is used as a recreational drug. It works by increasing dopamine levels in the brain. Dopamine is the body's feel-good chemical and creates a rewarding effect. Medications like Adderall produce unnaturally high levels of it, making users come back for more.
For people struggling with ADHD, Adderall can calm down the brain for improved concentration. Because it is a stimulant, a lot of people misuse Adderall for a variety of purposes such as the enhancement of athletic performance, the improvement of cognitive abilities, and as an aphrodisiac. Adderall misuse is also common among young adults and is a significant contributor to emergency room visits. A 2016 study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry found a 67 percent increase in Adderall misuse in recent years among adults who didn’t have ADHD.
Adderall can cause hyper-stimulation throughout the brain and nervous system. People who abuse it report that it makes them feel strong, self-assured and full of energy. But when they run out of Adderall, addicts may seek out other prescription drugs to ease the withdrawal symptoms. Medications used for anxiety, depression, and sleep such as Ambien, Xanax, and Valium are all drugs commonly sought to relieve Adderall withdrawal symptoms.
When addiction to Adderall is formed, detox is the method of removing the drug from the brain and body. Common symptoms of Adderall withdrawal include:
Detox performed under the trained supervision of mental health and medical professionals is called medical detox. Empire Detox provides medically supervised Adderall detox.
Medical support is optimal for detox from prescription drugs. The professionals at Empire Detox, use medications that manage prescription drug withdrawal and allow you to remain comfortable during detoxification.
Your alcohol addiction may start as a couple of beers or a few glasses of your favorite cocktail. Over time, your social drinking can evolve into several bottles, drinking alone, and needing a drink instead of wanting one.
Drug detox is essential to rid your body and mind of harmful substances. It's crucial to remove them safely to avoid severe withdrawal symptoms that can undermine your efforts at recovery. That is why it is essential to receive professional detox treatments.