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Effects Of Adderall When Used Recreationally

Update Date: Feb 28, 2017 10:22 PM EST

Adderall, which is a form of amphetamine, is widely used in the United States as it is legally prescribed. It is given to individuals with ADHD, depression, and narcolepsy. Despite its medical benefits, Adderall is often abused as it gives the user a splash of energy, thus health care experts warn parents of the looming danger that I can potentially cause.

ADHD is one of the most common neurobiological disorders that often occur in childhood. According to a report from the Centre For Disease Control and Prevention in 2015, almost 10 percent of American children ages 4 to 17 are diagnosed with ADHD.

Adderall may have a short term effect when used as prescribed. It has positive benefits which increased the ability of the brain to boost norepinephrine and dopamine. The brain chemicals help a person with ADHD or depression acquire stability as it boosts the levels of alertness and attention. The drug increases the body's heart rate, which allows the blood to freely flow to the muscles.

College students would usually use Adderall, despite not having any cognitive or mental health disability. Health care experts warn parents of the looming dangers that Adderall can cause as it can lead to longer-term effects and can cause permanent damage.

Longer term effects of Adderall is not limited to mental health concerns as it manifests in the individual's physical health as well. The drug highly impact's the user's nervous system where it causes nervousness, anxiety, and insomnia. It also affects the person's physical functions as it alters the body's regular process.

HealthLine explains that Adderall affects the person's circulatory and respiratory system. It causes the person's toes and fingers to numb. It also causes the blood vessels to constrict which can raise blood pressure and cause palpitations. When Adderall is used more than the prescribed amount it can potentially cause cardiac arrest and can even lead to death.

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