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.

Meth and Adderall’s Short-term Effects

Meth and Adderall, even when used in the short term, produce many negative side effects, including:

Meth

  • panic attacks and psychosis
  • convulsions and seizures
  • nausea
  • loss of appetite
  • rapid heart rate
  • dilated pupils
  • sleeping problems
  • unpredictable behavior

Adderall

  • cardiac issues
  • insomnia
  • restlessness
  • irritability

Meth and Adderall’s Long-term Effects

Serious and severe medical consequences medical accompany long-term abuse of meth and Adderall, including:

Meth

  • difficulties concentrating
  • major dental problems
  • motor skill problems
  • significant weight loss
  • memory problems
  • insomnia
  • aggressive or violent behavior
  • depression
  • paranoia, hallucinations and psychosis
  • kidney, liver and lung damage
  • significant changes in brain structure and function, resembling Alzheimer’s

Adderall

  • paranoia
  • hostility
  • depression

Meth and Adderall Withdrawal Symptoms

Meth and Adderall withdrawal poses many many severe, frightening and dangerous symptoms which can even be life-threatening. They include:

Meth

  • cravings for the drug
  • sleep difficulties
  • convulsions, tremors and the shakes
  • sweating, fever and the chills
  • nausea and vomiting
  • hypertension
  • heart palpitations
  • respiratory complications or failure
  • seizures
  • coma
  • death

Adderall

  • cravings for the drug
  • loss of appetite
  • headaches and body aches
  • difficulty concentrating
  • insomnia
  • lethargy
  • fatigue
  • irritability
  • mood swings
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • suicidal ideation
  • tremors and seizures

Bayview Recovery’s Highly Individualized Approach Gives You Your Best Chance at Recovery

Bayview Recovery can help your detox provider supervise the first stage of your recovery, but we do much more than assist you in breaking your dependence. Your recovery depends on learning new ways to manage temptation, and more importantly, healing the past wounds and traumas that led you to use drugs in order to cope. Detox alone does not produce sobriety. Sobriety comes not only from learning and practicing successful coping mechanisms to avoid drugs and alcohol but also from discovering healthy ways to enjoy your life.

At Bayview Recovery, we believe that a true and full recovery includes fun and joy in your treatment process. It’s why you want to get well, and it also helps you get well faster. When you can replace drugs alcohol with activities and relationships that give you a natural high, you can truly move forward. This isn’t the only thing you’ll take away from your stay at Bayview Recovery, but it is an extremely important one that accompanies your therapy and personalized course of treatment.

Call Bayview Recovery today at 888.570.7154 to talk to one of our recovery specialists about getting your treatment started and rewriting your personal story — without drugs and alcohol. Bayview Recovery makes a total commitment to understanding you, your struggles and the unique strengths that will make your recovery possible, with the instruction and support of passionate wellness advocates. Start your recovery now. We’re behind you, every step of the way.