Doctors prescribe Adderall to treat symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. However, some people fake symptoms to get prescription drugs. Adderall is a drug prescribed to children and adults, despite the risk of addiction.
When Adderall use changes into prescription drug abuse, our Lighthouse Recovery Institute team is ready to help. Our Adderall addiction treatment program provides customized care for people who struggle with Adderall addiction. If your Adderall use has gotten out of control, reach out to Lighthouse Recovery Institute today by filling out our online form or calling 866.308.2090. Our team is standing by to answer any questions you might have about our drug and alcohol addiction treatment programs.
What Is Adderall?
Adderall is a prescription stimulant medication under the category of stimulants. It operates similarly to other addictive drugs like meth. Adderall increases dopamine and norepinephrine levels in the central nervous system. It’s a Schedule II controlled substance due to its high potential for abuse. Also, Adderall addiction is on the rise among young adults as one study found that approximately seventeen percent of college students reported misusing stimulants, including Adderall.
Understanding Adderall Addiction
Abuse of Adderall has become common among college students and individuals who abuse other substances considered “downers” or depressants, such as alcohol. Students often become dependent on Adderall or a similar drug to accomplish tasks daily and can develop a tolerance to the substance. Dependence can happen among people of all ages who use the medication as prescribed and those who use the drug illicitly.
When someone has developed a dependence or addiction to Adderall, it is crucial that they carefully detox from the substance. Sudden cessation of Adderall use can cause severe side effects. Slowly being weaned off the substance at a professional detox treatment facility can help reduce and manage withdrawal symptoms and offer medical monitoring.
Signs of Adderall Addiction
If someone you love is struggling with an Adderall addiction, it is important to be aware of the signs and symptoms. The truth is that the sooner you can identify an addiction, the sooner you can get a loved one enrolled in an Adderall addiction treatment program and begin recovery.
Some of the most common signs of Adderall addiction include:
- Taking more of the drug than prescribed or taking it for reasons other than what it was prescribed for
- Continuing to use Adderall despite negative consequences, such as problems at work or school, or strained relationships
- Spending a lot of time obtaining, using, or recovering from the drug
- Developing tolerance, which means needing more and more of Adderall to get the desired effects
- Experiencing withdrawal symptoms when not taking Adderall, such as fatigue, trouble sleeping, or depression
If you are noticing any of these signs in yourself or someone you love, it is important to seek professional help. An addiction can be extremely difficult to overcome on one’s own, but with an Adderall addiction treatment program, it is possible to recover and lead a healthy and fulfilling life.
Why Is Meth Compared to Adderall?
Methamphetamine is a highly addictive stimulant drug that works with the central nervous system. Sometimes known as meth, blue, crystal, and ice, meth looks like a white, odorless, bitter-tasting crystalline powder that dissolves in water and alcohol. Beyond prescription methamphetamines, there are many illicit forms of meth available on the streets. While they might be slightly different in chemical structure, overall, they have the same qualities.
Adderall Addiction Treatment at Lighthouse Recovery Institute
At Lighthouse Recovery Institute, our rehab program treats Adderall addiction with therapy on an individual and group basis, combined with a medical and holistic approach. We have an interdisciplinary team that works cohesively with each patient to ensure they can accomplish the goals set forth for their recovery. Our addiction therapists help patients address underlying issues while developing a support system. Patients also meet with our on-staff doctor to address any medical issues that would otherwise impede recovery.
Our Adderall addiction treatment programs at Lighthouse Recovery Institute ensure that patients meet with addiction therapists regularly for individual sessions. During these individual therapy sessions, clients can address and process potential underlying issues contributing to their Adderall abuse. Individual therapy is also supplemented with group therapy to provide an opportunity to connect with peers going through a similar process and offer support to each other.
Through individual and support groups, clients develop a range of skills and tools to help them in their journey to recovery. Clients focus on a range of skills, which may include:
- Life skills
- Vocational skills
- Relapse prevention
- Coping skills
- Interpersonal communication strategiesadderall abuse
CHOOSE LIGHTHOUSE RECOVERY INSTITUTE FOR ADDERALL ADDICTION TREATMENT
At Lighthouse Recovery Institute, our Adderall addiction treatment program in Boynton Beach, Florida, provides the perfect setting for compassionate and comprehensive care for addiction. Learn more about our personalized approach to Adderall addiction treatment today by calling 866.308.2090 or completing our online contact form.