Recreational Abuse of Adderall
What is Adderall?
Adderall is an amphetamine stimulant that is prescribed to people who have been diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. It is used to help patients increase their attentiveness and control their hyperactive behaviors. Inattentive ADHD types tend to exhibit difficulty maintaining focus, listening to others, staying on task, completing projects and following through on responsibilities. Hyperactive ADHD types have problems sitting still, interrupting others, and controlling their impulses. People with ADHD are usually one type or the other, though in some cases patients exhibit traits of both types. Adderall has been effective in addressing the symptoms of both types of ADHD.
Largely due to the fact that Adderall is prescribed to a large number of school-age children, access to the drug is widespread, making it more accessible for recreational use and other misuses. A culture has developed in high schools and universities across the nation to use Adderall as a study aid, enabling students to be more focused on their work and able to stay up for long stretches into the night without feeling the need to eat or rest. In higher doses, Adderall also has the potential to produce euphoric effects.
- Loss of voice
- Abdominal pain
- Loss of appetite
- Rapid heart rate
- Difficulty breathing
- Changes in libido
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