Woman fighting addiction - Am I Addicted to AdderallAre you or any of your family members or friend grappling with Adderall Addiction? For quite some time, Adderall abuse has been a growing concern, and in 2010, it was found to be the most abused prescription medication in the US. Here at Pathways Real Life Recovery, we understand the troubles that victims of substance abuse and addiction go through. If you want a practical solution to your Adderall addiction in Utah, we're here to help. We have our treatment program designed with the unique needs of individuals, families, and friends in mind. We use individualized and holistic approach to aid in healing, recovery, and strengthening of our clients and family members.

What Does Adderall Treat?

Adderall is a prescription medication administered for the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children and adults aged six years and up. It’s a derivative of two stimulants, amphetamine and dextroamphetamine and works by impacting how the brain functions. It functions by speeding up the body processes.

Is Adderall Addictive?

Yes, Adderall is highly addictive. College students take Adderall to improve performance in academics and sports and gain an intense feeling of wellbeing. The drug is very addictive to people who have not been diagnosed with ADHD. The high stimulation effects on the central nervous system and makes it incredibly addictive.

Dependence vs. Addiction

A distinction exists between addiction and dependence when taking Adderall as a drug. Addiction is a psychological compulsion that makes that users feel the urge to abuse the drug even when it clearly has adverse effects. Dependence is a scenario where a user cannot function if they lack the medication with the possibility of withdrawal symptoms after they quit taking Adderall.

Am I Addicted to Adderall?

The odds of getting addicted to taking Adderall due to a medically diagnosed condition are slim to none. And that’s providing you use the medication as prescribed. Addiction from Adderall results mainly from abuse in the following ways;
  • Taking a higher dosage than prescribed
  • Using the drugs for other reasons other than instructed
  • Increasing the frequency of administration contrary to the instructions
  • If you’ve suffered addiction for other drugs and alcohol in the past

What Are the Signs of Adderall Addiction?

Aside from always craving for the drug, addiction to this drug presents itself in many symptoms, mild and severe. Just like any other drug, users of the drug start by developing the strong urge for the drug despite the negative social, financial and health impacts. The result is neglected and strained relationship with family, relatives, and friends. Those fighting the addiction tend to display aggression, hallucinations, dry mouth, blurred vision, nervousness, alertness, chest pains, rash, increased heart rates, mania seizures, shortness of breath, leg weakness, impaired speech and more.

Adderall Addiction Treatment Services

Fighting addiction from Adderall? At Pathways Real Life in Utah, we use a holistic and personalized approach to help the addicted, and those close to them navigate the addition. We offer life-changing counseling and addiction treatment to help overcome all kinds of addictions and depression. And the best thing is that we have a team of well-skilled and experienced therapists and counselors eager to serve you.

Our Therapy and Counseling

Detoxification- where the addiction to Adderall is severe, we do detoxification while preventing any withdrawal effects and relapse. Individual Therapy & Counseling- we strive to break the guilt and shame that comes with addiction by cultivating acceptance and confidence in our patients. That way, they can develop the urge to adopt a new way of life. Family Therapy & Counseling- recovering from addiction requires support from family members. We ensure that the family is involved from start to the end to build and repair the broken relationships.

Adderall Addiction Treatment in Utah

Pathways Real Life is a Top Rated Drug Treatment Center in Utah

There’s no better feeling as freedom from addiction. At Pathways Real Life Recovery Utah, we’ll hold your hand towards full recovery with our customer-based therapy and treatment programs. We offer assessment and accept almost all insurance plans. For more information on the best drug and alcohol rehab treatment in Utah, call (801) 895-3006.