What Is Adderall Addiction?
When taken as directed with an accurate diagnosis such as ADHD, Adderall acts by calming the brain and allowing better concentration. Unfortunately, Adderall has become much more accessible to people without a medical need for the medication, frequently leading to addiction.
Adderall addiction typically begins with an emotional dependence upon the medication. The person using the drug feels it brings positive aspects to their life, such as being able to work longer and harder, losing weight, etc. As a result, the person continues to use the drug to achieve desirable outcomes. When the drug has run its course, the person then experiences what is known as an Adderall crash. An Adderall crash consists of symptoms like depressed mood, increased appetite, fatigue, irritability, and anxiety. Emotional dependence coupled with symptoms of withdrawal drive people to become addicted.