While widely prescribed to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy, Adderall is also very addictive. Family and friends may begin to notice that you have substance abuse symptoms, which may be hard for you to acknowledge. As these symptoms persist and continue to interfere with your life, you need to know the dangers that abusing a stimulant, as Adderall causes. Early detection and intervention are key, so contact the Crossroads team today and learn more about women’s Adderall addiction treatment.
Dangers of Adderall
When abused, Adderall can wreak havoc on your body and immediately cause issues that require professional medical help. You can experience a loss of appetite, trouble sleeping, weight loss, dry mouth, intestinal issues, nausea, vomiting, headache, vertigo, anxiety, and more when misused.
If you’ve been prescribed Adderall to treat ADHD or narcolepsy, then your doctor sees a greater benefit in you taking it versus the side effects. But it’s important to remember that these side effects can turn serious if you are misusing the drug, causing serious health conditions as well as death.
The severe side effects of Adderall use and abuse can include:
- Vision impairment
- Trouble speaking
- Irregular heartbeat
- Chest pain
- Extremely dry skin
- High fever
- Itchy rash
- Swollen facial features
- Severe exhaustion
- Difficulty breathing or swallowing
In order to avoid Adderall, it is important to seek treatment.
Women’s Addiction Treatment at Crossroads
We believe in gender-specific addiction treatment because we recognize that many women struggling with any addiction also bear the burden of caring for their family and working full-time when they are looking to get help for themselves. Our goal is to support all women and their unique needs through addiction treatment. Eliminating your dependence on Adderall is the goal and helping you create a healthier and more manageable life.
Crossroads takes a holistic approach to the treatment and recovery of each person. We believe in treating the addiction and the symptoms that come with it. Our treatment team will teach you how to get the mental clarity and focus you need without dependence on drugs. The Crossroads Adderall addiction treatment centers focus on the following:
- Around-the-clock care – It’s important to have supervision throughout the entire process. Having a team trained to deal with the challenges you may face will help you be successful in your journey. This means staff on hand 24/7in the facility for inpatient programs and outpatient care. They are just a phone call away should you need them at any hour.
- Therapeutic modalities could include dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), psychotherapy, and trauma therapy. Each therapy program is customized to the individual’s needs.
- Balance – Alternative therapies like yoga, acupuncture, music, equine, and faith-based therapies are made available to balance the more clinical therapies so that each client’s physical, mental, and emotional needs are met for greater sobriety success.
Crossroads Educates Women About The Dangers of Stimulants
At Crossroads, we offer women’s Adderall addiction treatment in a comfortable, home-like setting where we are dedicated to helping women recover and live a life free of addiction. Adderall abuse has serious side effects, particularly in women, including eating disorders and stress on the heart. Many women take Adderall as an appetite suppressant, so the path to a dangerous eating disorder is quite common. Addiction compounded with an eating disorder can cause added stress on the heart, lungs, and digestive system. Many substance use treatment programs, like Crossroads, offer dual diagnosis treatment to treat both addiction and an eating disorder at the same time.
Give us a call at 877.978.1667 to learn more about the dangers of stimulants like Adderall and women’s addiction treatment in Maine.