What are the Differences Between Adderall and Speed?
Is Adderall speed? This is a question people frequently have, and they also wonder if it’s not, what are the differences between Adderall and speed?
It’s become so culturally acceptable in many ways to use Adderall in the U.S. that people tend to forget the dangers and the similarities it can have to illicit street drugs, but these issues exist.
First, what is Adderall?
Adderall is a prescription drug and a controlled substance. It’s a brand name for the combination of amphetamine and dextroamphetamine. When someone takes Adderall, it acts as a stimulant on the central nervous system, and it affects the presence of certain neurotransmitters in the brain. These neurotransmitters include dopamine, serotonin, and norepinephrine. Adderall is prescribed to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or ADHD, as well as narcolepsy.
In people who truly have ADHD, the effects of Adderall are somewhat calming, despite the fact that it’s a stimulant. For example, people with ADHD may feel more focused and more controlled when they use Adderall.
The effects in someone without ADHD can be quite a bit different. If someone takes Adderall and they don’t have ADHD, it can cause them to feel high, and that can include euphoria, increased energy and concentration, and increased self-confidence.
So, what is speed?
Speed is methamphetamine, and street names for it include crystal meth, crank, meth, and ice. Speed is also a central nervous system stimulant, and it’s Schedule II in the U.S. meaning it has a high potential for abuse.
Methamphetamine on its own is available in the U.S. as a drug called Desoxyn, but it also comes to the U.S. from illegal labs. Methamphetamine is cheap and easy to produce illicitly, but it’s also dangerous.
Speed can be used in a variety of ways including injecting it, smoking it or taking it orally. One particular kind of methamphetamine is called crystal methamphetamine or crystal meth, which is smoked similarly to crack. Some of the signs of methamphetamine use include wakefulness, talkativeness, concentration, decreased appetite, and a sense of well-being.
So, is Adderall speed? Yes, in a way Adderall is speed, but more on the topic is detailed below.
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