Adderall addiction is a potentially deadly condition if left untreated. Sadly, many find themselves struggling with Adderall addiction as a result of having taken it as legitimately prescribed. If you or a loved one is addicted to Adderall, a call to our helpline can help you get well. We’re available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to support you—just give us a call at 1-800-552-0697.
Who’s At Risk of Adderall Addiction?
Whether you take Adderall that is prescribed to you or you are taking it for recreational purposes to get “high” you are at risk of addiction. We often believe that drugs that are prescribed by a doctor are “safe” and do not cause addiction—but this couldn’t be further from the truth.
Taking Adderall in any capacity leaves you subject to the potential for abuse and subsequent addiction. Additionally, certain factors place you at an increased risk for this addiction such as:
- Using Adderall more frequently than prescribed.
- Using Adderall to stay up at night or to cram for tests or for any recreational purpose.
- Using Adderall for more than a few weeks.
- If you have a history of past substance abuse.
- If you abuse other drugs or alcohol.
- If you have a family history of substance abuse.
The bottom line is, Adderall is an addictive substance that can cause symptoms of central nervous depression and other serious side effects if you take it with or without a prescription. Long term use can lead to dependence that requires inpatient rehab to treat.
What is Inpatient Adderall Rehab?
Inpatient rehab centers that provide treatment for Adderall addiction are prepared to counteract the chemical changes in the brain that occur as a result of physical and psychological drug dependence. These facilities provide a wide range of treatment services to help users overcome addiction and heal.
A typical day in inpatient rehab goes something like this:
- You enter rehab and are assessed to determine the severity of your addiction.
- Patients wake at a set time each day and have a full schedule of counseling, therapy, support group interaction and reflection time.
- Medication and medical intervention is provided to ensure patient safety.
- Around-the-clock care is provided.
- Meals and other necessities are provided.
Various forms of counseling are offered in inpatient rehab. The most common include:
- Individual counseling
- Group counseling
- Behavioral therapy
- Art therapy
- Animal therapy
- Support groups
If you’re looking for a way to overcome Adderall addiction, call our helpline at 1-800-552-0697 and we’ll connect you with an inpatient rehab center that will provide a full continuum of care that meets your needs.
Signs and Symptoms of Adderall Addiction
Full-blown addiction to Adderall can occur in just a few weeks or months of use. This is because drugs like this are highly potent and extremely addictive. The body develops a tolerance quickly and after a short time of use, trying to quit becomes difficult as withdrawal symptoms step in causing a range of complications including the potential for seizure, coma or death.
The most common signs of Adderall addiction include:
- Sweating profusely
- Drowsiness and changes in sleep patterns
- Shallowed or slowed breathing
- Slurred speech
- Poor coordination
- Nausea or vomiting due to withdrawal when the drug is not used
- Dizziness or falling down
- Long periods of fatigue
- Irritability and behavioral outbursts
You may be addicted to Adderall if:
- You take the drug for any reason other than for which it was prescribed.
- You take the drug more frequently than prescribed.
- You take Adderall that is NOT prescribed to you.
- You take larger doses than prescribed.
- You are using Adderall to stay up and cram for tests.
- You are using Adderall despite consequences such as legal troubles, relationship problems or known health problems that have occurred as a result of your Adderall use.
If you’re addicted, the best thing you can do is get professional help. Call 1-800-552-0697 and we’ll connect you with an inpatient rehab specialist that can provide access to immediate treatment that will help you get sober.
Do I Really NEED Inpatient Treatment?
If you answer yes to any of the following questions, inpatient rehab is a choice that you should consider:
- Do you regularly take Adderall that is not prescribed to you?
- Do you take Adderall with other drugs or while consuming alcohol?
- Do you take Adderall more frequently than prescribed or more frequently than you intended to?
- Are you finding that when you try to stop taking Adderall you feel sick or otherwise struggle with symptoms of withdrawal?
- Have you taken Adderall during times when drugs clearly cause heightened danger such as while driving or operating heavy machinery?
- Has Adderall caused legal, financial, relationship, emotional, or health troubles in your life?
Choosing the Best Rehab for Your Adderall Addiction Treatment
If you’re addicted, we can help you find and choose the best Adderall addiction treatment program. We realize that it takes great courage to simply admit that you have a problem with this drug—making a call for help may be scary or it could seem like the last possible thing that you want to do—but one call to 1-800-552-0697 could save your life.
When you decide to seek inpatient rehab, you’ll want to consider the following:
- Cost of treatment and health insurance coverage options.
- Location of the rehab center.
- Length of the treatment program.
- Whether inpatient rehab is really necessary.
- Whether your friends or family can also get help to grow your support network.
- What amenities are offered by the treatment center and how those can help you stay sober.
- Whether medical care is offered and whether you should consider treatment for dual diagnosis in which you suffer from a co-occurring mental or physical health disorder in addition to addiction to Adderall.
Don’t let cost or location be the only deciding factors when you get help. Many make the mistake of choosing a facility in their hometown or of choosing an inpatient rehab center based solely on the low price. While these programs may help, you should not determine what treatment is best for you based solely on what you can afford.
Many payment options are available to help you so even if you think you can’t afford treatment, it could be more affordable than you think. We can help you make sense of it all and will connect you with an inpatient rehab center that’s the right choice for your needs. Just give us a call at 1-800-552-0697.