Drug addiction can take many forms, and different drugs affect people differently. Recognizing signs of addiction means looking for changes in behavior, and in many situations, this includes a poor performance at work or school. However, not every substance is used in the same way. Study drugs have risen in popularity in the past decade, particularly among teens and college students. Using prescription study drugs recreationally is illegal and dangerous, and potentially deadly. Beyond that, studying drugs can cause a dependency to develop, just like other controlled substances. Adderall addiction treatment is the best way to kick-study drugs for good.
Oceanfront Recovery’s Adderall addiction treatment center is equipped with highly-trained, caring professionals who want to see you succeed. Our comfortable facility, conveniently located near picturesque beaches, can serve as a restful oasis for you to recover and learn coping mechanisms to keep you sober once your program has been completed. We offer individualized treatment and many different therapy options to ensure your treatment plan works for you, not just your addiction. Adderall abuse is something that many people struggle with, and you don’t need to struggle alone. For more information about what we can do to assist you on your journey to sobriety, contact us today at (877) 279-1777.
What are Study Drugs?
Study drugs are prescription stimulants that doctors prescribe for learning disabilities like ADHD or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Drugs like Adderall and Ritalin can help people with ADHD to focus on their work and better manage their lives, but some people take these drugs when they don’t need them. They work by making the neurotransmitters, chemicals in your brain that your nervous system uses to send messages, communicate faster.
Students may take Adderall or Ritalin because they think they’ll be able to study harder or get a higher score on a test. However, these hopes are mostly unfounded if you don’t have ADHD. Studying drugs can make people stay awake for longer, but they don’t directly affect your learning abilities. You may think that Adderall abuse will improve your performance at school, but it has a higher chance of wrecking it in the long run.
The Effects of Adderall Abuse
Study drugs carry a lot of side effects with them. This is one of the reasons that doctors prescribe these medications at a lower dose, to begin with. A doctor should carefully manage any medicine that affects your brain, and Adderall abuse can lead to side effects much faster than when prescribed by a professional. These side effects may include:
- Changes in your heart rate
- A loss of appetite
- Diarrhea or vomiting
- High blood pressure
Adderall is a stimulant, and any stimulant can cause serious headaches and intense mood swings. An accidental overdose could also cause a seizure, stroke, or serious heart failure, all of which are potentially fatal. If you’re combining study drugs with alcohol or another recreational substance, the side effects could be much worse. These are only the physical effects of Adderall, though, and abusing any controlled substance could get you in trouble with school, your landlord, or the law.
Discover Treatment at Oceanfront Recovery
At Oceanfront Recovery in beautiful Laguna Beach, we understand that the pressures of school can lead people down paths that they may not be able to get off of on their own. Studying drugs may seem like an easy way to get ahead, but the dangers of Adderall abuse far outweigh the perceived benefits. If you’re concerned about your relationship with Adderall or another study drug, don’t wait to get help. Reach out today by calling us at (877) 279-1777 or visiting us online to complete our secure form.