Adderall snorting can be highly dangerous because it results in the release of the full effect of the medication at once, which increases the potency and potential health risks.
Adderall is a prescription medication used to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
It is an amphetamine; a stimulant that works by interacting with the neurotransmitters in the brain that are believed to contribute to the hyperactive and impulsive behaviors that are hallmarks of ADHD.
Adderall comes in pill form and is administered orally. As a stimulant (“upper”), it is has the potential to be abused for various reasons: some snort Adderall to get high, some college students take it while consuming alcohol in order to keep drinking, others abuse it for the side effect of weight loss.
The side effects of snorting Adderall may include any of the following: damaged nasal passages, nasal infections, irregular or erratic pulse, psychosis (break from reality), confusion, aggression, agitation, blood circulation problems, toxic shock, and possible death.
Snorting can also eventually result in Adderall abuse or Adderall addiction, which can occur when an individual becomes dependent on the high the medication provides. Addiction and abuse is typically characterized by increasingly taking more of the drug which is often followed by a “crash” or “low” in the form of a depressive episode.
This drug also has the potential risk of withdrawal. Adderall withdrawal can result in some nasty symptoms including the following: depression, psychosis, restlessness, hallucinations, and extreme agitation.
If you experience any of these symptoms, or experience any other severe reactions while taking Adderall, report them to your treating doctor as soon as possible.
Do not crush and snort Adderall. Do not abuse it by using it in order to help you lose weight or to stay awake late into the night. Do not mix Adderall with alcohol.
Only take Adderall to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and only if it was prescribed by a doctor specializing in treating Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, not a general physician.
It is illegal to obtain this medication without a prescription. Never take a medication that was not prescribed for you. Never sell your medications, and never share your medications with others.
If you develop dependence or an addiction to Adderall, there are a number of treatment options. Confer with your treating psychiatrist in order to discuss your options. Research the substance abuse treatment programs in your area.