Amphetamines like meth and Adderall produce intense but short-lived highs. This class of drugs which can be prescribed by doctors (in the case of Adderall) are stimulants which give users feelings of alertness, energeticness, euphoria and invincibility. Even casual use can quickly lead to addiction. Meth, the street version of this amphetamine, proves several times more addicting than its prescribed counterpart, Adderall since meth will pass more quickly into the user’s bloodstream. Adderall is just as powerful as meth, however, and long-term use can easily make users susceptible to addiction as well.
The drug when prescribed as Adderall has legitimate medical uses, and doctors will administer this version to treat ADHD, for example. When used as directed, Adderall can enhance a patient’s concentration and also effectively treat narcolepsy. Meth, however, has no medical uses and is strictly a recreational drug. This makes meth much more dangerous. Street drugs have no regulations over their production and thus may include contaminants or other drugs in addition to the meth. These other drugs and additives multiply meth’s harmful effects and make treating meth addiction much more difficult.
It doesn’t matter which version of this amphetamine you are addicted to — meth or Adderall; either can cause serious, long-term or permanent health problems which can include brain damage and death. Once hooked, users will find all available means to obtain the drug, even illegal ones, especially when their prescriptions run out. An addiction to an amphetamine, like meth or Adderall, always requires a medically-supervised detox and comprehensive rehab. Failed treatment frequently leads to relapse along with ongoing problems.