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Adderall Detox – What to Expect

What is Adderall?

Adderall is a prescription medication used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. It is a central nervous system stimulant that works by increasing the amount of dopamine and norepinephrine in the brain. Adderall may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide. Adderall can cause side effects such as restlessness, headache, dizziness, nausea, and vomiting.

Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that is involved in pleasure, movement, and thinking. Norepinephrine is a neurotransmitter that helps to control attention and arousal. Adderall is subject to abuse because it can produce feelings of euphoria and increased energy. People who abuse Adderall may take it in larger doses than prescribed, or they may take it without a prescription. The presence of abuse can mean that Adderall is addictive and can cause other serious health problems.

What to Expect When Detoxing from Adderall

When someone is detoxing from Adderall, they can expect to experience a variety of mild to moderate side effects. Some of the most common side effects include headaches, nausea, diarrhea, and vomiting. In some cases, people may also experience changes in mood or behavior. It is important to be aware of these potential side effects before starting detox, and to seek medical assistance if any serious problems occur.

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Adderall Detox at Positive Recovery

Our safe, medically-monitored detox treatment is provided under the care of our Medical Director or attending physician. Our detox programs usually last three to five days, although this varies on a case-by-case basis. Nursing care is provided 24/7 and our experienced staff will work diligently to support you during the withdrawal of Adderall. You will be seen daily by a doctor or nurse practitioner and our counseling staff will conduct brief individual sessions. Once you are physically able, our staff will also guide you in completing some recovery work and assignments. We will also provide recommended options for your next level of care based on your current progress and treatment needs. 

Read more about our Medical Detox Program here.

If you or someone you love is grappling with addiction and is in need of medical drug or alcohol detox and addiction treatment, call Positive Recovery Centers at 713-904-4699. We are detox experts, we are here to help, and our treatment teams are committed to the ongoing health and safety of all our patients.

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