Adderall Abuse – Drug Guide | Victory Bay Recovery Center
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Victory Bay Drug Guide

Adderall is a combination stimulant drug that includes amphetamine and dextroamphetamine. It’s commonly prescribed to those with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or narcolepsy. In smaller doses, the drug can be helpful in treating these conditions, but in larger doses, can be highly addictive.

Also called the “study drug,” Adderall has a reputation for being a drug that improves alertness and focus. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, an estimated 6.4% of college students between the ages of 18 and 22 have used Adderall recreationally and many have developed an Adderall dependence.

Adderall Abuse


Adderall can also be known as “beans,” “black beauties,” “pep pills,” “speed,” or “uppers.” An Adderall abuse can produce a euphoric high similar to cocaine or methamphetamine and symptoms of this high include:

  • Improved alertness and/or focus
  • A feeling of euphoria
  • Increased libido
  • Improved cognitive control
  • Increased muscle strength

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Dangers & Effects

Many Adderall users who want to stop taking the drug find it difficult to do on their own. This is because Adderall can produce tolerance and dependence. Before an individual can make a full Adderall recovery, they may experience effects like:

Short-term effects include:

  • Decreased reaction time
  • Dry mouth
  • Insomnia
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Long-term effects include:

  • Muscle breakdown
  • Psychosis
  • Weight loss
  • Hypertension
  • Lack of motivation
  • Mood swings
  • Increased risk of heart disease


While withdrawal from drugs (like alcohol or benzodiazepines) can be dangerous and pose a threat to the user, withdrawal from Adderall is relatively mild. Withdrawal usually causes symptoms that are simply unpleasant, but can be easier with Adderall withdrawal help:

  • Fatigue
  • Intense dreams
  • Memory impairment
  • Hunger
  • Insomnia
  • Loss of interest in certain activities
  • Mental issues like anxiety or depression

Treatment Option

At Victory Bay Recovery Center, we offer comprehensive Adderall treatment for those who are addicted to the drug and are having trouble stopping use on their own. Our state-of-the-art facilities and professional staff members offer care, support, and medication to a variety of individuals who are in need of Adderall rehab. We can help you recover successfully and live a long, healthy, addiction-free life. Contact us today to get started.