Adderall

By Annie Marshall

What is Adderall?

-Pills that contain Amphetamine and Dextroamphetamine which are central nervous system stimulants that affect chemicals in the brain and nerves that contribute to hyperactivity and impulse control.

-Used to treat Narcolepsy (uncontrolled periods of deep sleep) and ADHD

-Triggers the release of adrenaline which increases the heart rate and blood flow to the muscle.

How is Adderall taken in?

Taken into the body through pills, not crushed, chewed, broken or opened up.

How does Adderall affect the body?

Dependence/Addiction

Dependence on Adderall can be either psychological or physical:

Psychological dependence happens when a person takes Adderall as part of a routine and it becomes a subconscious habit. They may show stress, headaches and sweat, if they are denied access to the drug when they think they need it.

Physical dependence occurs when a person becomes accustomed to the high levels of dopamine in the brain and then when they stop taking Adderall, it causes dopamine levels to drop suddenly, which triggers withdrawal symptoms such as depression, tiredness and either sleeping for extended periods or restlessness.

The physical effects of Adderall withdrawal include fatigue and disorientation.

Slang Terms

-Addy

-Ralls

-Bennies

-Amps

-A Train

-A-bombs

-Beans

-Black Beauties

-Christmas Trees

-Double Trouble