WHAT IS ADDERALL?
When you hear a doctor diagnose a child who has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), the diagnosis usually involves a prescription for the stimulant Adderall.
Adderall is comprised of amphetamine and dextroamphetamine. The drug acts as a central nervous system stimulant that affects brain and nerve chemicals.
These chemicals have been known to contribute to hyperactivity and impulse control in the brain and nerves. Adderall seeks to calm down these chemicals, and help a person focus onto their immediate task at hand.
While children make up many prescriptions for Adderall, adults who suffer from narcolepsy may also be prescribed the drug.
HOW CAN ADDERALL REHAB HELP?
Quitting Adderall can be difficult. But, with dedication, hard work, and a refusal to give up, you can begin to enjoy a life without Adderall.
To help avoid relapse, you’ll be encouraged to take part in group work to shore up your newly discovered sobriety and keep you on the road to a clean lifestyle.
Along with helping you recover from Adderall dependence, our qualified healthcare professionals will also help you identify your emotional triggers.
Choosing a rehabilitation center with a robust support staff can be a big advantage when recovering from Adderall abuse. It’s time for you to take that first step.
ADDERALL INPATIENT REHAB
Adderall is a complicated drug to rehab from. Most of that complexity has to do with the length of time a person has been using Adderall.
In many cases, an Adderall user was prescribed the medicine when they were very young. The drug may have been used to help a child user concentrate in school, or to help combat narcolepsy.
However, that does not preclude the fact that the drug is not addicting, which it is. It’s even more addicting if it is used during one’s daily activities, such as work.
To say the least, Adderall requires special treatment, especially for the great length of time most have taken the drug. Clients must also base themselves as inpatient status so as they can be closely monitored, particularly for relapse.
Inpatient visitations are very important for people who are recovering from substance abuse.
Visiting loved ones and friends who are in rehab reassures the patient that there are people out in the world who still care about them.
That said, there will be times in the rehab process when visitation will be restricted. During the initial Adderall detox, you likely won’t be allowed to visit. Make careful note of how your loved one is doing in rehabilitation. If they are positive and upbeat, now might be a good time to stop by. Conversely, if your loved one is having a rough time during their rehab, you might want to postpone your visit until things get better for them.
As always, check first with your loved one’s assigned counselor to make certain a visit will help, not hinder their progression to sobriety from Adderall.
ADDERALL OUTPATIENT CARE
While there are drugs and addictions that can be successfully fought as an outpatient, Adderall most definitely is not one of them. Length of addiction as well as the addiction’s strength, can make recovery difficult.
For Adderall, we suggest inpatient care over outpatient because recovering without supervision from this drug can be quite tough as well as dangerous.
THE PROCESS FOR ADDERALL REHAB
Addiction can destroy your mental and emotional wellbeing, but it can also cause physical damage to your body, including fluctuations in weight, illness, and increased likelihood of injury.
Along with fighting addiction, rehabilitation can include getting back into good physical health. This mean participating in low-impact, physical activities like yoga or stretching.
Along with the physical aspect of recovery, our programs also address the mental toll addiction can take on a patient.
Part of our treatment involves learning how to maintain sobriety as life’s stressful situations, like birthdays and holidays come about. We find the potential stressors or triggers that could lead to relapse.
Because Adderall use has spread across all strata of society; our recovery programs are designed to fit the needs of each individual patient’s situation.
THE LENGTH OF ADDERALL TREATMENT
Because each addiction is different, each timeline as to the length of treatment is also different.
With Adderall, treatment can last from a matter of a few days to a month or more, depending upon the severity of the abuse.
Also keep in mind that Adderall treatment doesn’t just involve detox and a week or two of recovery.
To increase the likelihood of continued sobriety, your treatment will also involve extended counseling sessions.
In addition to helping you quit using Adderall, your treatment will help give you the emotional, mental, and physical strength to stay sober in the face of temptation.
WHAT FORM DOES ADDERALL COME IN?
Adderall is prescribed as a pill with doses between 5 and 30 milligrams.
Adderall is said to work faster if it is crushed to a powder and snorted, but there is no confirmation of that.
On the street, Adderall is known as speed, uppers, black beauties, Addys, and pep pills.
Adderall is also known as a schedule II level drug because of its strong addictive potential.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ADDERALL USERS
Because Adderall is a stimulant, individuals who have glaucoma, an overactive thyroid, moderate to severe high blood pressure, heart disease or coronary artery disease should not use the drug.
Those who suffer from severe anxiety, tension or agitation should also avoid Adderall, as stimulants can worsen these conditions.
It should not be taken by those with poor circulation in the hands and feet.
Adderall should also be avoided by people with a history of alcohol and/or drug addiction.
PRECONDITIONS DOCTORS SHOULD KNOW ABOUT
Adderall can negatively affect individuals who have heart problems or congenital heart defects. This includes those with a family history of heart trouble.
Adderall use is also not recommended for sufferers of depression, mental illness, bipolar disorder, psychosis, or have suicidal tendencies.
People who suffer seizures and epilepsy should also avoid Adderall.
Because of Adderall’s stimulant properties, while taken during pregnancy, the drug could cause premature birth, low birth rate and withdrawal symptoms.
Secondly, mothers who are nursing should stop taking Adderall, as the amphetamine properties can pass from the mother to the child.
No one under six years of age should take Adderall.
SAFE USE FOR ADDERALL
If you or a loved-one find that you’re suffering from ADHD, and have been prescribed Adderall, follow the doctor’s direction on the pill container very carefully.
Do not alter your medication by grinding it into a powder or by taking it in any other means than pill form. Pill form is the safest and most efficient way to take Adderall.
NEVER SHARE YOUR ADDERALL
Because of Adderall’s addictive nature, the drug should not be shared by the person to whom it’s been prescribed. Always store your Adderall in a safe environment, especially if you live with children and pets.
HOW IS ADDERALL ADDICTIVE
Adderall increases the levels of our dopamine much in the same way as cocaine. It stimulates alertness and productivity, especially when taken at levels higher than what a doctor has prescribed.
Without the drug, an Adderall user feels sluggish and tired. They’re also mentally foggy, all of which points to a sign of Adderall addiction.
WHAT ARE SOME COMMON SIGNS THAT A PERSON IS ADDICTED TO ADDERALL?
- Needing larger doses to feel the drug’s effects
- Taking the drug despite knowledge of the harm it’s causing
- Not being able to finish projects/work without Adderall
- Spending a lot of money getting the drug
- Being unable to feel alert without the drug
HOW IS ADDERALL ABUSED?
Adderall can be used in higher than prescribed dosages, or by someone to whom the drug was not prescribed in the first place.
Some of the most common ways Adderall is abused include:
- Weight loss
- Studying or cramming for a test
- Athletic performance
- Recreational drug use
- Staying awake
Our Adderall rehabilitation process holds a very high standard when it comes to Patient Health Information (PHI).
Essentially, you have enough to concern yourself with as you rehab from substance abuse to not be sidetracked as to who might know you have an Adderall or drug issue.
You can take comfort in knowing your PHI is safe, so you can concentrate on your recovery.
HOW ARE PAYMENTS HANDLED
If you stay with us for a long period of time, we will bill on a bi-weekly basis, otherwise it will be on a monthly basis.
Just as we do with your Patient Health Information, we do the same for your payment information. For this reason, we don’t keep your credit card nor insurance records on file.
GOING AWAY FOR TREATMENT
We have treatment facilities all over the country, so you’re sure to find one that’s convenient for your needs. Sometimes what you really need is to get away.
Going away to get treatment can be more effective because it can leave you free of distractions. In completely new surroundings you can focus on yourself.
Redefining your life of sobriety in a new environment can set you up for long-term success.
All the Adderall detox and rehabilitation in the world won’t help unless you have a substantial network of people to whom you can turn for consultation and/or help. Fortunately, our rehab programs help you create this support network.
Many recovery centers, in fact, encourage former patients to stay in touch with each other in addition to joining a network in which ideas and experiences can be shared.
Post-rehabilitation support is also advantageous when a rehabilitation center is inaccessible to someone in need.
In short, as sobriety from Adderall remains a state of living for which many of us strive, it is reassuring despite the ups and down, that we are not alone in our efforts.
If you or a loved one have an addiction to Adderall, contact BLVD Treatment Centers. At BLVD Treatment Centers we custom tailor our recovery programs within the safe and nurturing confines of our rehab treatment centers. Located throughout California, in Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego and in Portland, OR, our mission is to assess the severity of your addiction to help you achieve true recovery within 30 days. Call us now at 1-888.537.6671.