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Adderall can become extremely addictive. The body may develop a dependence on amphetamines which, when combined with euphoria, can have an appeal to those seeking the high over and over. Because Adderall is legal, addiction can be difficult to spot. Learn how to seek help for addiction to Adderall.
Physical and Mental Health
Several things can help address Adderall addiction, focused on two categories: physical and mental health.
The first step to seeking help for addiction to Adderall is to address physical aspects of dependence. Adderall addiction starts with detox. If a person plans to stop taking Adderall, withdrawal is going to occur. Amphetamines are no longer in the body and the body will react by causing stressful and unwanted symptoms. If a person is in a detox center and treatment facility, this can be helpful. Adderall withdrawal can be managed with over-the-counter medications to treat flu like symptoms, cramps and insomnia as well.
When the body is no longer dependent on Adderall to function normally, the psychological aspects will linger. Finding a therapist to talk about the issues with will be an important step. Exploring the root causes of addiction can be helpful with addressing the core of Adderall use and support seeking ways to move past the addiction to a positive, active recovery.
Getting help for addiction can feel overwhelming at first but it is possible to seek help. Admitting a problem exists is the first step and speaking with someone that is trusted. Seek out counseling and find resources to help treat addiction. Talking to a social worker, therapist trained in addiction or other professional can help with resources and information for the journey. Doctors are a great first point of contact who can help advise on returning to therapeutic use of Adderall or provide a schedule if a person decides to quit Adderall completely.
Helping a Loved One
When a loved one is dealing with addiction, it affects the entire family. Addiction has an impact on those around him or her and may not realize the damage caused. People make allowances for behavior but families should not cover or lend money to a person with addiction though it is common. The best way to help someone with an addiction is to recognize enabling behavior and put a stop to it. People with addiction whose families participate in the recovery process and get help are more successful in maintaining recovery for the the long haul. Holding family members accountable to behavior can help aid in the success of the individual’s recovery even if the family needs to find supportive resources and treatment.
Blueprints understands the challenges of facing addiction recovery, particularly for young adults. Contact us to find out how we can help provide a custom tailored program to support you or your young adult’s recovery journey.