Adderall Treatment Explained
Adderall Treatment Explained: What you can expect from a comprehensive rehabilitation program
Adderall is a prescription medication, composed of a combination of Dextroamphetamine and Amphetamine, used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). While this is, in fact, a controlled substance, an Adderall treatment can still lead to certain health risks if the drug is abused. An Adderall treatment is aimed at stimulating the central nervous system, in a way that hyperactivity and impulse reactions arising from the brain and spinal cord, are controlled. The medication also has a calming effect, and if used correctly, can improve thinking ability.
However, because an Adderall treatment directly affects the dopamine levels in the brain by increasing them, users often rely on the feelings of pleasure and increased attention to feel good. This factor leads to Adderall abuse, and even addiction. Because this is a fast-acting combination medication, one of the first symptoms of Adderall use is the way in which the brain receives the pleasure information. The user experiences an almost immediate euphoria, perceiving the drug use as a positive thing. This risky train of thought, causes severe dependance and leads to addiction. Symptoms of Adderall abuse can be quite uncomfortable, and may even lead to serious health complications if the abuse continues or if these side effects are not addressed.
The most common symptoms of Adderall abuse often include:
- Irregular heartbeat
- Severe anxiety
- Episodes of panic attacks
- Difficult or painful urination
- Bladder pain
- Dry skin and itchiness
- Dry mouth
- Weight changes (particularly weight loss)
In addition to these signs and symptoms of Adderall consumption, there are other ones that can actually point to a withdrawal from Adderall after a long time of abuse. Withdrawal from Adderall may be quite difficult, because of the addictive nature of the drug, and because of how it affects the brain directly. Moreover, withdrawal from Adderall means that the original health issue for which the medication was prescribed, will likely return.
The most common symptoms of withdrawal from Adderall, include:
- The appearance of digestive issues
- Nausea and vomiting
- Shallow breathing
- Changes in appetite (particularly, loss of it)
- Excessive fatigue
These signs of withdrawal from Adderall will often vary, depending on the length of the time the patient has been taking the medication for, whether it has been in combination with other drugs and/or alcohol, their overall health, etc. In many instances, withdrawal from Adderall can lead to more serious health risks if a person simply stops taking the medication, or abruptly ends their treatment. It is imperative to withdrawal from Adderall under strict medical supervision, to ensure that the person remains stable and comfortable.
When you first start noticing the symptoms of Adderall abuse in someone you love, and is not under a supervised, strict medical treatment, it is important to get professional help. An Adderall treatment that ends in addiction, or Adderall misuse (abuse) that starts for whatever reason other than legit medical issues, will require intense detoxification and rehabilitation so the person can recover. A comprehensive rehabilitation program will help the person through detox, ensuring that they remain pain-free and stable while going through withdrawal, will provide the necessary tools and resources to prevent relapse, and will use a wide number of therapeutic modalities to address the psychological issues behind the addiction.
Moreover, by the end of treatment, the patient will receive the support necessary to develop his/her aftercare plan. The continuous care scheme will help them maintain their achieved sobriety long after they have finished treatment. If you are trying to find a facility that can help your loved one in recovering, we can help. Call Tulsa Drug Treatment Centers right now at (918) 770-8043 to find the treatment center that best matches your needs.