Welcome To The Washington Adderall Abuse Recovery Center
The Washington Adderall Abuse Recovery Center exists to provide education, assistance, and treatment resources for Washington residents suffering from Adderall addiction. This includes not only those who are addicted to Adderall but their friends and family members. By knowing the warning signs of Adderall addiction, friends and family, especially parents, can help individuals address their problem before it becomes an addiction.
Adderall is one of the most prescribed drugs in the country, with more than 16 million prescriptions written last year in the United States alone. It’s estimated that nearly 6 percent of Washington residents abuse prescription drugs, and at least 8 percent of college students have used Adderall for non-medical purposes in the past year. If you think you have a problem, or you think someone you know may have a problem, you are not alone.
Adderall addiction can be harder to spot than addictions to street drugs because it comes in a prescription bottle. Adderall is an important part of treatment for many individuals with ADHD, but it’s important to remember that despite its everyday use, Adderall is a very powerful drug. Even when used as prescribed for the treatment of ADHD or as a weight loss aid, it can cause psychotic symptoms in about 1 in 400 patients. This is why a good doctor will insist on frequent follow-up visits, and often the use of talk therapy, for ADHD patients.
Early signs of Adderall addiction include irritability, restlessness, and a need to take more of the drug. If not treated, continued addiction can lead to insomnia, irrational and paranoid thinking, aggressiveness, and psychosis. Physical symptoms can include high body temperature, constant sweating, and twitching. For teens and young adults, early intervention by parents can be a major factor in preventing abuse.