Adderall Withdrawal and Detox

In this Special Report, Siobhan Morse, the executive director of the National Institute for Holistic Addiction Studies, discusses Adderall withdrawal and detox.

What is Adderall?

All stimulants work by increasing dopamine levels in the brain.

Dopamine is a brain chemical or a neurotransmitter associated with pleasure, movement, and attention.

Adderall is a combination of amphetamine and dextroamphetamine which belong to the group of medicines called central nervous system stimulants.

It is used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, also called ADHD, and narcolepsy which is an uncontrollable desire for sleep or sudden attacks of deep sleep.

Adderall Withdrawal and Detox


What is Adderall withdrawal?

When Adderall is used chronically and in sufficient quantities, a person will become dependent on Adderall and will experience withdrawal symptoms upon cessation of use.

The duration and intensity of withdrawal symptoms will vary depending on the length and intensity of use.

Longer use at higher doses will result in more difficult and prolonged withdrawal symptoms.

Withdrawal symptoms may dissipate in a matter of weeks, or may endure for months.

What are the withdrawal symptoms of Adderall?

After discontinuing use of Adderall, withdrawal symptoms can include: depression, fatigue, mental fatigue, increased appetite, anxiety, irritability, agitation, long periods of sleep and suicidal thoughts.

What is Adderall detox?

When Adderall use is stopped abruptly, the withdrawal symptoms can be severe.

Medically supervised, gradual withdrawal is when a strict schedule is put in place to reduce Adderall dosage at a safe and steady pace.

This reduces withdrawal symptoms and ensures safety and the health of recovering users.

Adderall Withdrawal and Detox

Adderall Withdrawal and Detox



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