Unfortunately, yes. You can get dependent on Adderall. Adderall is a prescription stimulant used to help treat a number of disorders that have to do with the chemical functions in the brain. Through this process the brain becomes accustomed to the regulation and when you don’t take your prescription it can create an “out of control” or “unfocused” feeling, often leading to increased use.
If you need help with an Adderall addiction, you should consider a residential inpatient rehabilitation center that can help you manage, focus, and recenter. Starbridge Recovery is a comprehensive addiction treatment center that can help you if you get dependent on Adderall.
What Is Adderall?
Adderall is a name brand prescription drug used to help treat the symptoms of disorders like Attention-Deficit-Hyperactivity-Disorder and Narcolepsy. Adderall is a combination of amphetamines, or stimulants, that increase alertness, attention, and energy.
This stimulant works to increase brain function, when it comes to the chemicals dopamine and norepinephrine. For a person with a disorder like Narcolepsy or ADHD, this creates an alertness and focus. For individuals who repeatedly misuse stimulants, this can cause psychosis, anger, and/or paranoia.
Can You Get Dependent on Adderall?
Adderall is a stimulant that can cause addiction even if used as prescribed by a doctor. Long-term use can lead to tolerance. When this tolerance is developed, individuals often end up taking more or more frequently than recommended leading to addiction.
Getting dependent on Adderall can cause serious cardiovascular events, it can increase adverse effects of bipolar disorder, cause new psychotic or manic symptoms, aggression, long-term suppression of growth, seizures, and visual disturbances. In the most severe cases, psychosis can result from long-term abuse, “often clinically indistinguishable from schizophrenia.”
What to Do If You Have an Adderall Addiction
The first thing to consider is speaking to your doctor. Talk to them about your Adderall use. Doctors can often provide a weaning schedule for you to reduce the amount of Adderall in your system. However, if you feel that you could not quit, going to rehab for a stimulant drug addiction is a possibility. Also we’d like to note that although a doctor can address the physical addiction, they do not address the emotional component.
Going to rehab because you get dependent on Adderall is a smart choice for your health. At a drug rehab facility individuals can access 24-hour medical care and support for your addiction.
The first thing that happens at rehabilitation for a stimulant drug use disorder is detoxification. During Adderall detoxification, medical professionals will monitor for severe withdrawal symptoms like fatigue, depression, personality changes, and sleep disturbances.
Following detoxification, individuals can participate in inpatient or intensive outpatient treatment to access individual, group, and even family therapy to learn positive coping and self-management skills.
How Can Starbridge Recovery Help You With an Adderall Addiction?
Starbridge Recovery is a premier luxury drug and alcohol addiction treatment center in Los Angeles. We are trained to help you manage addiction to stimulants, like Adderall, narcotics, and alcohol. Additionally, our medical professionals are trained to support your mental health in connection with a number of dual-diagnosis disorders.
At Starbridge Recovery, we put the focus on holistic healing and providing opportunities for our clients to apply their newly learned skills in safe and controlled environments, as well as the real world. We combined evidence-based addiction treatment with mindfulness and dialectical behavioral therapy to create a judgement free space for emotional growth. We also support your physical healing through recovery with exercise and yoga, recreation areas, and a nutritionist.
By addressing the mental, physical, and emotional toll of addiction, we believe our clients can successfully live a sober life.
Contact us today to see how you can get comprehensive, luxury support if you are dependent on Adderall, at Starbridge Recovery.