Adderall is one of the most commonly abused drugs in the United States. However, it’s taken for reasons other than prescribed by individuals across various age groups and backgrounds. People also obtain it illegally, which potentially leads to abuse and addiction. The prescription drug addiction treatment staff at AspenRidge Fort Collins Recovery Center helps individuals understand the long-term effects of Adderall.
The professional, compassionate staff welcomes clients into its prescription drug treatment program at AspenRidge Recovery Fort Collins location.
Why is Adderall Prescribed?
Adderall is a central nervous stimulant typically prescribed to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It helps increase the ability to focus, and increases alertness and energy. Some people take the drug to treat narcolepsy. It is primarily prescribed for children and teens. Adults that abuse the drug suffer. It is often abused when taken by adults, leading to substance use disorder and addiction.
The HuffPost states that Adderall is the most commonly abused drug among all drugs in the United States. Approximately 20 percent to 30 percent of the college-aged population takes Adderall. Most people that abuse the drug that become addicted to Adderall possibly do not realize the long-term effects of Adderall use.
How is Adderall Abused?
Adderall abuse occurs in several ways, including:
- Taking more of the medication than the prescribed dose
- Taking Adderall more frequently than prescribed
- Consuming Adderall not prescribed for you
- Continuing to take Adderall longer than the prescribed period
- Taking the drug specifically to get high
Taking Adderall for any of the reasons considered abuse potentially leads to addiction. Some adults believe that taking Adderall increases their performance, or helps them lose weight. These beliefs or the purposeful abuse of stimulants potentially leads to experiencing the long-term effects of Adderall abuse.
Short Term and Long Term Effects of Adderall
Adderall has many short and long term effects. Any of these effects potentially lead to addiction. There are other effects beyond the euphoric feeling associated with taking Adderall. The National Institutes on Drug Abuse (NIDA) indicates that some short-term effects of Adderall include:
- Increased heart rate
- Increased blood pressure
- Decreased breathing rate
- Very high body temperature
- Heart failure
Long term effects of Adderall addiction include serious potential consequences. Some effects include heart palpitations, severe and long-lasting mental effects, cardiac arrest, and possibly death.
The Fort Collins AspenRidge Recovery location understands that you experience long term effects of Adderall use that potentially leads to addiction. The treatment program helps you get back on the right track in your life, without abusing Adderall or other drugs.
How Do I Get Help for my Adderall Addiction?
There is no need to feel shame or embarrassment because of your Adderall addiction. The caring staff at AspenRidge Recovery Fort Collins has the expertise to help you with your addiction treatment needs. The newest branch of AspenRidge recovery welcomes you into a serene, home-like environment. There are a variety of treatment programs available for Adderall and other drug addictions, including:
- Cognitive behavioral health
- Dialectical behavior health
- Life skills training
- Neurofeedback therapy program
- Family therapy program
- Group therapy program
- Individual therapy program
The services that best meet your specific needs will be implemented into your treatment program. When you receive treatment from AspenRidge, your treatment will include a variety of treatment components. Staff members guide you along your path to recovery throughout your treatment program. Regain control over your life without the Adderall addiction at our beautiful, modern facility that offers treatment in an area known for its natural beauty. Furthermore, Fort Collins sits along the Cache la Poudre River and is near the Rocky Mountain National Park. Our location is ideal for recovery from Adderall and other substances in a scenic and peaceful environment.
Contact us at 866.957.6941 to learn more about the long term effects of Adderall. Start your new lifestyle without Adderall today.