Adderall is a medication prescribed as a way to treat ADHD, narcolepsy and chronic fatigue. This “Schedule II” drug is known for its high potential for abuse and dependency. The active ingredient in Adderall is amphetamine and dextroamphetamine, an extremely dangerous combination when abused or used without a prescription.
This psychostimulant drug has become very popular with college students in recent years, as a way to study for tests, stay awake for a midnight cram session, and improve overall academic performance. It has also been used for the euphoric effect that the drug produces and as a party drug when crushed and snorted.
While Adderall has long since been praised for its effectiveness when being used to treat ADHD, it is well documented that most people who take it also have to go through a withdrawal period. A major “crash” feeling, along with a number of other symptoms, are a common side effect when withdrawing from Adderall.
Some other common symptoms when experiencing Adderall withdrawals are:
• Feelings of depression
• Physical fatigue and mental fatigue
• Impaired social functioning
• Stomach cramps
• Increased appetite
• Anxiety, irritability and agitation
• Long periods of sleep
• Excessively vivid dreams
• Suicidal thoughts
Medical assistance has proven to be invaluable – often times without the proper guidance and support, most people do not complete the Adderall detox process due to the intensity of the withdrawal symptoms. For those who go through the Adderall detox process, suddenly stopping use can cause extreme withdrawal symptoms, depending on how long the drug was abused. The longer that the drug was abused, then oftentimes the more intense that the withdrawal symptoms are. Also, the higher the dose abused, the higher the intensity of withdrawal symptoms encountered.
When withdrawing from psychostimulants, it is important to be prepared for what you may be dealing with. While the most common symptoms that people encounter when going through withdrawal are: depression, fatigue and excessive sleep, they are generally the most intense about the first 2 or 3 days after stopping doses. Overall, withdrawal can last from a couple days to about three weeks in duration, with some people reporting it lasting longer.
Medical assistance when going through Adderall withdrawal is recommended when the person has a history of failed detox attempts, has a very high dependency, lacks a safe or stable place to detox, or is also dependent on another drug; like: opioids, alcohol or benzodiazepines, and if the person has another serious co-occurring psychiatric or physical health condition.
At Detox Boca, addicts can find assistance and guidance from expertly trained medical staff that are well-versed in guiding people through this extremely trying time. Detox Boca also offers a way to ensure that the patient has a lesser chance of relapsing.
If your loved one is suffering from substance abuse, call Detox Boca for quality substance abuse detox in Boca Raton.