Adderall is a medication that doctors prescribe to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. Its goal is to make users more focused and alert through a combination of amphetamine and dextroamphetamine. Unfortunately, while Adderall can help treat ADHD and narcolepsy, it is also very addictive. Misuse of Adderall can lead to serious mental and physical health problems. If you become addicted, quitting Adderall use without medical help can be very hard to do. Withdrawal symptoms are so severe that many people relapse without the support of an Adderall addiction treatment center. The relapse rate is also very high when trying to stop the use of Adderall because they might be using other substances like sedatives to deal with the withdrawal side effects.
The Crossroads team can help answer any questions you have about women’s Adderall abuse and treatment options. Contact us today at 877.978.1667.
Signs of Adderall Misuse
If your doctor prescribed Adderall to treat a medical condition, you might have a hard time realizing that you’ve now become addicted to it. It can happen innocently enough. Over time, you may find that your dose no longer provides the same level of focus and want to increase it. Even with a prescription, taking more than the prescribed dose can have adverse side effects, including dependence and addiction.
If you’re taking Adderall without a prescription, you should already be concerned that you’re misusing the drug. Taking it to experience a stimulating effect in order to get through school or other responsibilities, and if you’re relying on it, you may be addicted. Some women have also used Adderall as an appetite suppressant to help with weight loss. Taking Adderall in these ways, and not for a medical condition it’s prescribed for, can have some serious side effects like insomnia, vomiting, and anxiety.
Signs of Adderall addiction include:
- Memory loss
- Extreme agitation
- Change in sleep patterns
- Extreme weight loss or weight gain
- Loss of appetite
Treatment for Adderall Addiction
When your Adderall use gets to the point that it affects your overall health and quality of life, then it’s time to seek treatment. If you have been using Adderall to get through every day, it will be hard to stop taking it altogether. With the right help and supervision, and support of an addiction treatment facility like Crossroads, you can overcome your dependence on Adderall.
Adderall addiction treatment at a treatment facility includes a range of services.
A Variety of Approaches
Therapeutic modalities like cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), psychotherapy, and trauma therapy are typically part of an Adderall addiction treatment.
It’s essential to have support available around the clock. At an addiction treatment facility, a care team will be able to help you through the recovery process from start to finish, whether you are in a residential or outpatient program.
Our addiction treatment programs also offer experiential therapies, such as yoga, acupuncture, art, music, and other expressive therapies. These treatments provide a complete recovery experience.
Seek Treatment at Crossroads
At Crossroads, we understand the unique needs of women dealing with addiction. With many juggling responsibilities with family and work, we aim to support women in balancing their responsibilities as they get the treatment they need. Getting back to an entire and healthy life is the goal. Our holistic substance use treatment programs are able to treat the whole person rather than just the symptoms of addiction.
Our addiction treatment programs for women include:
- Residential women’s treatment center
- Rehab for women with children
- Intensive outpatient program (IOP)
- Dual diagnosis treatment
Call us today at 877.978.1667 to learn more about how we can help you or a loved one identify Adderall misuse. We can then provide the treatment necessary to achieve better health and happiness.