Safely Withdrawal and Detox from Adderall
When it comes to getting treatment for Adderall addiction, the idea of withdrawal and detox can be scary. Getting free of the drug on your own is difficult, and those first days and weeks without it are typically the hardest. Going through detox and withdrawal from Adderall with the assistance of trained professionals makes the process smoother, safer and more likely to lead to your overall treatment success.
Here at The Treatment Center Outpatient Services, we make the entire process as stress-free as possible. From medically assisted Adderall detox to counseling that helps you develop the tools you need to stay free of drugs for the rest of your life, our programs are designed to foster a healthy recovery.
Call us today at (844)211-7944 for a free and confidential assessment and learn more about Adderall detox and how we can help you through the withdrawal process.
Why Does Adderall Cause Withdrawal Symptoms?
Adderall is an amphetamine that is often used to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. The drug is extremely common and illicit use has risen quickly over the last couple of decades, especially among young people. Off-prescription Adderall use is often perceived as safe even though it really isn't. Many high school and college students don't even realize the risk, which leads to high rates of use among these populations.
Like all amphetamines, Adderall can be highly addictive, especially when used in ways not prescribed by a doctor. Taking too much Adderall, taking the drug too often or taking it in ways that increase the concentration of the dose can all make dependence more likely.
The reason Adderall is so addictive is because it directly affects the levels of dopamine, norepinephrine and epinephrine in the brain. The rise in dopamine gives the Adderall user a feeling of pleasure, while the enhanced epinephrine and norepinephrine work to both increase focus and make that focused feeling last longer than normal.
People on Adderall often develop a tolerance to the drug, so higher doses are needed to feel the same effects. Tolerance also drives the user to take higher doses of Adderall more frequently to prevent unwanted withdrawal symptoms.
Once someone is addicted to Adderall, taking the drug out of the system causes the body to react poorly. Even during normal prescribed use, when someone needs to stop using the drug, a doctor typically gradually reduces the dose to help ease withdrawal. There's no easy way to quit Adderall. Fortunately, professional medical help can improve the odds of long-term recovery success.
Symptoms of Adderall Withdrawal
The symptoms of Adderall withdrawal vary between people and can differ in the same person depending on the degree and duration of the Adderall addiction. Some individuals experience a severe Adderall crash after a binge. An Adderall crash causes symptoms of extreme tiredness and depression along with a desire to withdraw from normal activities. Other Adderall users experience drawn-out symptoms that are less intense but last for a longer time.
Common Adderall withdrawal symptoms include:
- Depression or general feelings of unhappiness
- Nausea or feeling generally unwell
- Mood swings
- Skin sensations such as itching or tingling
- Excess sweating
- Appetite changes, including feeling hungry all the time or a loss of appetite
- Adderall cravings
Working through Adderall detox and withdrawal with the help of medical supervision and trained counselors can have positive results fairly quickly, so it's imperative to get started right away.
Our trained professionals at The Treatment Center can help you work through these symptoms and the entire process of recovery. Give us a call at (844)211-7944 today to learn more about how we can help you get through the detox and withdrawal process.
Treatment for Adderall Addiction
Quitting Adderall can be difficult, whether you started using it as a legal prescription, for an occasional high, or as a “study drug”. Because Adderall is fairly easy to obtain as a prescription drug, dependence and abuse are becoming more common, especially among college students.
In fact, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA), 6.4 percent of full-time college students have used Adderall without a prescription. Fortunately, help is available for those whose Adderall use has gotten out of control.
At The Treatment Center Outpatient Services, our residential treatment options for addiction to Adderall will help you or your loved one kick the habit for good. Call us anytime at (844)211-7944. Learn more about the simple steps to admission.
Adderall Abuse Treatment Designed for You
When it comes to quitting Adderall, no two people are alike. In addition, treatment for abuse of prescription drugs, such as Adderall, can be different from treatment programs focused on alcohol or illicit drugs. That's why The Treatment Center provides personalized treatment programs designed to help you succeed.
We recognize that withdrawal symptoms can be frightening, and often play a huge part in why people don’t seek treatment sooner. However, starting your recovery with a medically-supervised detox at The Treatment Center Outpatient Services will provide you a safe and comfortable atmosphere to detox and minimize your withdrawal symptoms. In addition, our on-site doctors and nurses will help ensure your safety and comfort while you go through detox and make sure you're prepared to move on to the next phase of your recovery.
During inpatient treatment, you will have 24/7 access to medical care and therapeutic resources that support your journey toward an addiction-free life. Our dedicated treatment team is comprised of medical doctors, nurses, therapists, psychiatrists and more.
Your personalized Adderall recovery treatment plan may include:
It is possible to live a life free from addiction to drugs and alcohol. Countless individuals have left The Treatment Center Outpatient Center with their hope and lives restored. Learn how by contacting us today at (844)211-7944.
Long-Term Withdrawal and Recovery
Detoxification is just the first step to recovering from Adderall dependence. Because withdrawal symptoms may continue to occur for a long time after the drug is out of your system, it's essential to get continued treatment after detoxification.
After detoxification and withdrawal, you need a treatment plan that prevents you from returning to drug use. Our inpatient and outpatient programs help you stay on track, so you never have to go through the withdrawal process again.
The Treatment Center Outpatient Services offers group and individual counseling to help you deal with the emotions and mental challenges that occur during the withdrawal and recovery process. Family counseling can help you repair relationships that became damaged during your addiction and can help teach your family strategies to help you maintain your drug-free lifestyle after you check out of the facility. Faith-based Christian counseling is available for those who want a religious component to their recovery.
During counseling sessions at The Treatment Center, participants learn coping mechanisms that work in the real world, identify triggers that could lead to future problems and develop an array of strategies to avoid relapses. Motivational strategies initiated by a counselor can help keep you from relapsing, while cognitive behavioral therapy can help you make specific behavioral adaptations that increase the likelihood of staying sober.
Take the first step towards recovering from Adderall addiction and abuse with a call to The Treatment Center Outpatient Servicesat (844)211-7944. All calls are completely confidential, and we are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to ensure that you have access to treatment when you need it.