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Yes, someone with ADHD can become addicted to Adderall. Adderall is a stimulant medication used to treat ADHD, but it also has a potential for abuse and addiction, especially when it is taken in ways or amounts other than prescribed.

People with ADHD may be at higher risk for developing addiction because they may find that the medication helps them to focus and concentrate better, and they may develop a dependence on the medication in order to function. Additionally, people with ADHD may have a history of impulsive behavior, which can increase the risk of developing addiction.

It is important for people with ADHD who are taking Adderall to closely follow their doctor’s instructions and to report any concerns about their use of the medication. They should also be aware of the signs of addiction, such as using the medication in ways other than prescribed, needing more of the medication to achieve the same effects, and experiencing withdrawal symptoms when trying to stop using the medication. If someone is struggling with addiction to Adderall, they should seek help from a healthcare professional or addiction specialist.