For many years, doctors considered Adderall to be a wonder drug of sorts. Like many prescription medications, it lends itself to becoming a recreational drug. When abused, the drug has a high probability of causing addiction. When people abuse medications like Adderall, they have two things to worry about. The first thing is possible side effects. Side effects of misusing prescription medications can cause health and physiological problems. For Adderall users, the second thing to worry about is possible Adderall withdrawal symptoms.

About Adderall

Young man looking confused about Adderall withdrawal symptomsAdderall is a central nervous system stimulant. The drug’s main active ingredients include amphetamine and dextroamphetamine. Given the way the medication acts on the central nervous system, doctors usually start patients off with a low dosage. They increase the dosage over time until the patient shows the necessary improvement. Even with normal use, patients can build up a quasi-addiction to this drug.

Adderall is one of those prescription medications that have other benefits besides its primary focus. The drug manufacturer developed Adderall to treat ADHD (attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder) as well as narcolepsy. The drug has also proven to be very useful when managing chronic fatigue. Therein lies the problem.

There is a whole generation of people who know about this drug. They use it to help keep them awake. That is not why doctors prescribe this medication. Recreational use of Adderall is nothing short of substance abuse. Unfortunately, Adderall addiction is one of this drug’s worst side effects. Any attempts to suddenly stop using this drug, even as a doctor prescribed, could result in Adderall withdrawal symptoms.

Adderall Withdrawal Symptoms

Adderall is an amphetamine. Like most other amphetamines, it comes with some troubling Adderall withdrawal symptoms should the user suddenly stop taking it. Adderall withdrawal is a consequence of abuse.

So what are the most common and dangerous Adderall withdrawal symptoms? The following list shows just how dangerous it would be to suddenly stop using Adderall without consulting a doctor. The withdrawal symptoms include:

  • Sleep problems, alternating between insomnia and nodding off
  • Anxiety and irritability
  • Panic attacks
  • Bouts of fatigue
  • Depression and suicidal thoughts
  • Hunger pangs

Detox Programs

The best way for someone to get past any withdrawal symptoms is by seeking help from a reputable detox center. Addiction clinicians design medically-monitored detox programs to help patients stay safe and comfortable during their withdrawal. This is an excellent way for patients to prepare themselves for treatment. It’s far easier to get through therapy when the person doesn’t have to deal with cravings and withdrawal issues.

Beaches Recovery – A Premier Rehab

Beaches Recovery offers Adderall addiction treatment as well as other addiction treatment options. The list starts with our detox programs at Tides Edge detox facility. From there, we assign a counselor or group of counselors to each patient. For the therapy portion of treatment, we use the following programs:

At the conclusion of treatment, we encourage our patients to continue with aftercare treatment. That treatment could include additional counseling, sober living, and a 12 step recovery program.

As someone who might suffer from an addiction, you have to understand the dangers of your substance abuse. As long as you are still kicking and breathing, you can recover from your illness. However, you have to be willing to admit you have lost control.

When you are ready to get help, Beaches Recovery will be waiting in Jacksonville, Florida. Pick up the phone and call us at 866.605.0532. Whether it’s Adderall withdrawal symptoms or a desire to get sober, we have a program that will work for you. You will love how wonderful life looks through the eyes of recovery.