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Adderall addiction

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Adderall is classified as an amphetamine that is highly addictive. It is a drug that can be prescribed to those who have ADHD; however, it is highly abused by university and college students. It is called the “study drug” for those who abuse it because it increases concentration and creates intense invigoration and euphoria. This video looks at Adderall and how it works both in the body and in the brain.

Hi james how are you doing today oh damn good i’ve just been studied some 6 a.m. wow how are you so productive at sixes number eight well my secret is i take at all and i can’t concentrate without it i feel so focused in the fiction and i can get everything done i don’t think eat my 3.9 gpa about it wow that sounds like a magic pill pretty sure it’s not it doesn’t

Oh maybe you should’ve worn to it addiction is a condition in which a person engages in the use of a substance or in a behavior for which the rewarding effects provide a compelling incentive to repeatedly pursue the behavior despite detrimental consequences diction may cause the excessive use of substances such as alcohol cocaine or nicotine and engagement in

Behaviour such as gambling adderall is classified as an amphetamine which is considered a stimulant and increases the activity of certain chemicals in the brain interestingly enough another example of a drug classified as an amphetamine is commonly known as crystal meth bet’s and adderall have very similar chemical compounds adderall is one methyl group away from

Being that both metz and adderall are addicted so what separates them how is one allowed to be prescribed and the other is illegal the two drugs are similar chemically but the extra methyl group on the meth makes a big difference it allows it to cross the blood-brain barrier faster making the drug much more potent this makes it easier to cause severe damage to the

Brain and causes addictions to occur much more rapidly usually adderall’s prescribed to those who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder adhd adderall is used to increase the availability of neurotransmitters in the brain such as dopamine and norepinephrine dopamine and norepinephrine are responsible for increasing energy levels alertness and attention for

Individuals who abuse this drug it can create boost of energy and intense invigoration a doll can create feelings of euphoria for individuals without adhd it is important to understand that this does not make you any more intelligent than you already are therefore abusing that to study will not equal better performance short-term side effects can include appetite

Suppression and unhealthy weight loss irritability hostility dry mouth feelings of restlessness heart palpitations and potentially dangerous cardiac issues long-term side effects can include erratic behavior paranoia malnutrition vitamin deficiencies physiological disorders irregular heartbeat and increased heart attack risk abnormal blood pressure levels and of

Course addiction in 2012 16 million prescriptions were written for adderall in that same year over a hundred and sixteen thousand people were admitted into rehab for addiction tim feta means such as adderall it has been seen that full-time college students are twice as likely to abuse adderall than their peers who aren’t in college young adults between the age

Of 18 and 25 made up 60% of those is you natural for non-medical reasons according to the yale tribune college students who abuse adhd stimulants have a lower gpa than their counterparts who do not i don’t think they realize until now i might have an adderall addiction we’re going to go from here how can i be productive without it the first thing they think that

I would highly recommend to stop taking adderall and i think it was last week that i was reading an article about cognitive behavioral therapy cbt not an actually you’ve helped a lot with the addiction and it is a problem-solving technique that helps with dysfunctional believes emotions and even behavior i think it will be very helpful in oh where can i access

This cpt oh i think mcmaster supermodel center how’s it accessible to all students and i think i can search up the helpline number four as well which is i think one three one perfect thank you so much no problem i don’t stress that much they think there are some because i think it reduces stress from management effectively the first thing that i would recommend is

Getting of good six to eight hours of sleep per night we’ve been tractor sizing or doing some weight lifting of the gym talk to a friend i’m just a phone call away or maybe try meditating to clear up your positive thoughts to positive thoughts thank you so much i don’t know what i’d do without you and i’m going to start trying to use my own abilities

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Adderall addiction By Demystifying Medicine McMaster