Meth and Adderall Rehab
Meth and Adderall, from a chemical perspective, are nearly identical drugs which produce similar and powerful highs. Doctors classify methamphetamine and Adderall, a prescribed mix of amphetamine and dextroamphetamine, as stimulants — drugs which produce powerful feelings of euphoria, alertness, energeticness and invincibility. Even casual users quickly find themselves addicted. Meth proves even more addictive than Adderall, however, since it passes more quickly and easily into the bloodstream. Adderall, though a prescription drug, is just as powerful and susceptible to addiction.
Adderall has legitimate medical uses and is doctor-prescribed to treat ADHD since it enhances patients’ ability to concentrate. The drug is also helpful in treating narcolepsy. Meth, however, is strictly a “street drug” with only recreational uses. This makes this version of the drug significantly more dangerous since, as with many street drugs, there are no controls over how it is produced. In fact, meth frequently contains many other drugs and additives in it, enhancing its harmful effects and increasing the difficulty of treatment.
Addiction — whether to prescribed or street versions of stimulants like meth and Adderall — can cause serious and permanent health problems, including brain damage. Powerful urges to use drive users to get the drug any way they can, whether through prescriptions — their own or those of others — or through illegal means. Meth and Adderall addiction requires a medically-supervised detox along with rehab to prevent relapse and permanent medical issues.