Adderall is a drug which is helpful to treat ADHD (Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) in adults and children.
Adderall is made up of amphetamine salts which is a central nervous system stimulant. After ingested, the drug starts showing effect on the brain in less than an hour. It works on Neuroreceptors and increases the effect of dopamine and serotonin.
ADHD patients who have dysfunctional dopamine release, suffer from distractions. As they lack dopamine, their minds constantly look for stimulants. Adderall fills this gap and help them to stay focused. It reduces distractions. This drug helps people suffering from ADHD to increase alertness.
Because of these uses, university students are using Adderall at some point to improve their concentration and focus to study well. This drug must be used under medical supervision only. Unless a doctor prescription is submitted, this drug must not be sold.
However, Addreall abuse is very high these days. Prescriptions are almost doubled in the US. People are abusing their prescriptions and using taking this drug in larger quantity to get Adderall high is very concerning. People without prescriptions are also getting this drug.
People who are Non ADHD are also using this drug to increase their attention levels. Many college students use this drug to stay awake and active for longer hours.
What is the benefit of the drug?
Research has shown that this drug can improve repetitive learning tasks but do not effect on the ability to learn complex techniques. As this drug does not affect the ability to perform cognitive tasks, taking this drug with this intention is a mistake which most people do.
If you are a student who wants to take Adderall to improve your ability to learn complex concepts must keep in mind that this won’t meet your needs. Taking this drug increases alertness which might result in learning a concept quickly but cannot increase cognitive tasks.
Moreover taking this drug also comes with other side effects. Long Term negative effects with this drug are very clear.
As said earlier, this drug results in release of dopamine and serotonin. Constant use of Adderall for long term kills the ability of the brain to produce these two organic chemicals naturally. As the brain stops producing them naturally, you need to use more and more Addrella to fill the gap. This way the Addrella users get addicted to this drug. If you feel no pleasure unless you take this drug over time. Even after you stop taking this drug , the effects will continue.
So do not fall into this vicious cycle. Non ADHD people must avoid taking this drug. Students who want to improve their grades and perform well in studies must focus on better study techniques rather than depending on this Drug. Only ADHD patients can use this drug under the guidance of doctor.