This is the eighth in a series of blogs addressing the prescription medication Adderall. Why so many consecutive entries on one drug, you ask? Believe me, we cannot have enough. Adderall is becoming a series problem for those of all ages. In our previous entry I looked at the problem with “adult on-set Adderall addiction.”
The premise here is that Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is the only valid reason for prescribing the stimulant, Adderall. ADHD is a medical condition that usually is diagnosed early in life. Rarely does someone find out after their teens that they have ADHD.
When we were kids, doctors prescribed a drug called Ritalin. My loyal readers over the age of 40 certainly are familiar with Ritalin. Most probably know someone who had taken Ritalin as a child.
The increase in the use of Adderall is almost at epidemic levels. Of course, there cannot be that many people with ADHD. The users are adults looking to not feel tired and be more focused and students who are looking for the same.
What few realize is that this is not a short-term fix. This is an addictive chemical compound that will mess them up for life. In the next few blogs we will look at the example of one student who seemed to have the world by the short and curlys until Adderall entered the picture.