Adderall is a brand name of amphetamine salts-based medication used to treat symptoms for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and narcolepsy. This central nervous system stimulant is thought to work by increasing the amount of dopamine and norepinephrine in between synapses in the brain because the drug is a potent dopamine reuptake inhibitor and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor.

Often Adderall is used as a study drug because it increases focus while decreasing the need for sleep. It is also frequently taken as an appetite suppressant for weight management/ weight loss purposes.

Side Effects

When used properly Adderall can treat the symptoms of ADHD, but when Adderall is misused side effects can occur. Some symptoms of Adderall abuse include: 

  • Nervousness and restlessness
  • Uncontrollable shaking 
  • Headache
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Changes in sex drive
  • Nausea
  • Stomach pain
  • Dry mouth
  • Diarrhea or constipation
  • Loss of appetite
  • Weight loss

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Adderall Addiction is an epidemic among college students. If you suspect your son or daughter may be addicted to Adderall, then you should seek help immediately.  Our addiction counselors will address your concerns and provide you with all the knowledge you need concerning an Adderall addiction and inform you of all your treatment options.

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