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Adderall Addiction Treatment

Adderall is a CNS stimulant, and relatively new drug, initially introduced by Shire Pharmaceuticals in 1996 in an instant release form. Shire sold Adderall to DuraMed, which was eventually acquired by Teva. While the Adderall formulation is new, it’s a single-entity amphetamine comprised of a combination of very old drugs; amphetamine, dextroamphetamine, and levoamphetamine.

Basically, Adderall is speed, a combination of the dextrorotatory and levorotatory salts of amphetamine; D-amphetamine saccharate, D-amphetamine sulfate, D,L-amphetamine aspartate, and D,L-amphetamine sulfate in slow and extended release forms. It’s theoretically prescribed for the treatment of ADHD and narcolepsy, but it’s extremely unlikely that individuals suffering from these conditions account for Adderall’s high popularity.

Almost 14 million monthly prescriptions were written for Adderall, to Americans between the ages of 20 – 39, in 2011. This is a greater than 2.5 fold increase over the 5.6 million scripts written just 4 years earlier.

The reason for Adderall’s popularity probably has something to do with the fact that it works. Period. Amphetamines increase cortical network efficiency and result in higher than average performance in activities related to memory retention and task saliency. It’s a great study aid, and a very common crutch for college students and information workers, that enables powering through boring or lengthy tasks. It’s one of the current “miracle drugs” in the cognitive enhancement category.

As with most drugs that are used on a regular basis, the primary problem with continued use of Adderall is that tolerance develops. Upon initial use, 10MG is often sufficient to take someone through a solid 4-6 hours of being “in the zone,” and experiencing much greater than average focus and mental acuity. But… keep taking Adderall every day and eventually you end up needing 80MG just to get out of bed in the morning.

There are numerous ways to cycle Adderall off and on with other complementary molecules like Modafinil (Provigil), as well as Memantine and Selegiline to keep tolerance in check; but quite often after years of continued use, people find their tolerance is still extremely high and no matter what methodology you utilize for dosing, Adderall is no longer working for you.

At Clear Sky Recovery we can reset your tolerance to Adderall in a single ibogaine session. Ibogaine is extraordinarily effective for all forms of amphetamines, and Adderall is an extremely mild addiction when compared to something like methamphetamine.

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