What is Adderall?
Adderall is a prescription medicine prescribed mainly to children and people with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). It is a combination of two other stimulant drugs, amphetamine and dextroamphetamine, and an extended release form of the drug is called Adderall XR. Adderall is a prescription drug but it can be bought on the streets under the name(s) black beauties, speed, pep pills, and addies. Adderall addiction is becoming increasingly common amongst students mainly because of its stimulating properties. Adderall can increase short-term focus, so ambition might drive students to take Adderall to increase their focus. Adderall is also taken to get high, and the common way of getting high through Adderall is crushing the pills and snorting them to produce an immediate effect.
What are the effects?
Adderall addiction can cause severe brain damage and could be life threatening in the long term. The major problem with Adderall abuse is that the abuser might not identify the effects of addiction until it’s late because the “addies” create an illusion of well-being. Some of the common effects of the drug are as follows: