Adderall is a prescription stimulant medication that is commonly used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. It can be habit-forming and lead to addiction if misused or taken in higher doses than prescribed. Here are some signs that you may be addicted to Adderall:
You feel a strong urge or craving to take Adderall, even when you don’t need it for medical purposes.
You take higher doses of Adderall than prescribed or use it in ways that are not intended, such as crushing or snorting the pills.
You experience withdrawal symptoms when you try to stop taking Adderall, such as fatigue, depression, irritability, or anxiety.
You continue to use Adderall despite negative consequences, such as difficulty sleeping, loss of appetite, weight loss, or problems with relationships or work.
You have developed a tolerance to Adderall, meaning that you need higher doses to achieve the same effects.
You engage in risky behaviors, such as driving or operating machinery, while under the influence of Adderall.
If you are experiencing any of these signs, it is important to seek help from a healthcare professional or addiction specialist. Adderall addiction can be treated with a combination of medication, therapy, and support groups.