Meth, an amphetamine similar to Adderall, produces intense highs which last for only a short time. Meth and other amphetamines form a class of stimulants which can then be prescribed by doctors (in the case of Adderall) and reward users with sensations of alertness, energeticness, euphoria and invincibility. This reward quickly leads to massive health problems and addiction also. Meth, the street version of this amphetamine, can be several times more addicting than its prescribed counterpart. Meth passes more quickly into the user’s bloodstream. The use of either drug can lead to long-term use requiring a meth addiction rehab center.
While Adderall can legitimately treat conditions like ADHD when used as directed — Adderall enhances concentration — meth, on the other hand, is strictly taken for recreational purposes. Also, street drugs like meth frequently include contaminants or other drugs mixed in along with the primary drug, making it significantly more dangerous. These factors multiply meth’s adverse effects as well as make this addiction substantially more difficult to treat.
Meth, Adderall or any drug containing an amphetamine can lead to addiction and can cause serious, long-term and permanent health problems, including brain damage as well as accidental death. If addicted, users will then find any and all available means to get more drugs — even illegal ones — whether or not they began using in prescription form. An addiction to meth or Adderall will always require a medically-supervised detox and individualized therapy as well as rehab. Failure to get the treatment you need will then inevitably lead to relapse and ongoing medical issues.