Adderall, like a lot of other similar prescription medication, is subject to abuse and misuse by many people. The drug is mainly supposed to be used in the treatment of ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), but it is commonly abused as a “study drug,” “party drug” or “crash-diet drug” for its usefulness in enhancing focus and increasing wakefulness, suppressing appetite and heightened Adderall euphoria/energy respectively. These uses are purely recreational and not recommended. In fact, they are likely to lead to addiction as the drug has a very high potential for it.
Adderall is a prescription stimulant drug that is prescribed to treat people with ADHD. While ADHD is often associated with children, adults can also be diagnosed with ADHD. There is also a growing trend of people who do not have ADHD abusing Adderall and other stimulant drugs to improve performance at school, work, or athletics. It is particularly popular on college campuses amongst students using the drug to stay up late and study, or even using it as a substitute for illegal party drugs like cocaine and ecstasy. The opioid crisis has received a lot of attention from the media and society, but the prescription stimulant crisis is spreading and could soon catch up to the opioid crisis in scope and damage. Read more “Could Adderall Start A New Opioid Crisis?”
The abuse of Adderall has shot in the recent past. Adderall is famous for its ability to help one focus and remain awake for long hours.
This abuse has opened discussions that compare Adderall to Meth since the two have similar effects on the abuser.
The main area of concern is that while meth is illegal and easily features in debates on drug abuse and addiction, Adderall does not. Understanding the similarities and variances between Adderall and Meth may give way forward. Read more “Adderall and Meth: Similarities and Differences”