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How Do I Know If I Have I Have An Addiction To Adderall
How do I know if I have I have an addiction to adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?
Addiction=Disease: Have you lost control over your Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) use? Are you suffering from any consequences of the use? If the answer to both is yes, then you may be addicted. In any case, you might want to consult with a professional with experience with stimulant addiction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory, and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviors. A person affected by addiction will be unable to consistently Abstain from use, will have Impaired Behavioral control, will have Craving or increased "hunger" for drugs or rewarding experiences, will have a Dysfunctional Emotional response, and will show diminished recognition of significant problems with their own ...Read more
My addiction dr. Says that Adderall cuts the efficacy of Suboxone by 50 percent whereas ritalin (methylphenidate) doesn't. Is this true?
Suboxone/ stimulants: My practice has a Suboxone program. A search of drug interactions reveals no big issues with either Ritalin (methylphenidate) or adderall. However, there are patients who become overstimulated with stimulants and suboxone. I have seen this myself. If your physician has extensive experience with suboxone, he or she may have noted that Adderall seems to reduce efficacy even if not reported in med literature. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Could i develop an amphetamine addiction from adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?
Yes, considering: that adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) IS amphetamine. If you have problems using adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) in ways that are not appropriate, you need to talk to the prescribing doctor. There are safer alternatives to treating ADHD, including a variety of psychological treatments, and medications which have less abuse potential like Stratera (atomexitine). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Multiple addictions: To begin with you mentioned two legitimate therapeutic drugs and then two social drugs that you're addicted to. Booze ; nicotine are both serious addictions but both have very different approaches. Too much to go into here. Adderall and xanax (alprazolam) are very different drugs. If they're being prescribed legitimately you need to talk to your doctor and be honest. Good luck again much too much cover. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See a specialist: In addiction treatment. The alcohol and Alprazolam need specialized treatment in order for you to safely withdraw. Adderal can simply be stopped, and there are many ways to stop smoking. There are many chemical dependency treatment programs and your access depends on your resources, insurance etc. www.asam.org and www.Aaap.Org can give you names of addiction physicians in your area. ...Read more
If a psychiatrist has prior knowledge that a patient has had addiction problems, should they prescribe Adderall for add? This happened to me. I became addicted instantly. When the addiction became very obvious and clear, the psychiatrist increased the m
Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) addiction and withdrawal. How long would withdrawal last?
Varies: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) (combo of 2 kinds amphetamines) works by increasing norepinephrine & dopamine. The 1/2 life is 12 hours, which means that in 60 hours most of it is gone from the serum. W/drawal symptoms include changes in mood, thinking, blood pressure, GI finctions, and eeg. Taking the right dose and gradually tapering off reduces w/drawal symptoms. High doses/shooting may require medical detox. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anything to ease Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) withdrawals and help with the addiction?
Call 1-888-859-5709: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) withdrawal can be extremely unpleasant.In order to limit withdrawal, you should not stop taking it suddenly or without your healthcare provider’s approval and supervision. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) can cause physical and psychological dependence. Your healthcare provider can slowly decrease your dose a rate that you can tolerate. See: www.Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)abusetreatment.Com/adderall-withdrawal. ...Read more
Dextroamphetamine|racemic amphetamine is an appetite suppressant which is a kind ...Read more
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