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Medically reviewed by Jennifer Strong, LMHC

Written by Tampa Bay Recovery staff
Updated on August 13, 2023


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Adderall helps lots of people deal with health challenges such as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and sleep disorders. However, even prescription drugs used with the best of intentions can become addictive. As well, some people use Adderall as a party drug, then find themselves lost in an addiction to it.

Tampa Bay Recovery Center provides a focused Adderall addiction treatment plan that helps people get well. Our outpatient programs provide medical and psychological support designed to end substance use disorders. When Adderall abuse becomes a thing of the past, people become healthy in body and mind again.

About Adderall Addiction

Many people benefit from using Adderall for legitimate medical reasons. Others start using it without a prescription for recreational reasons. In either case, addiction can set in, causing a person to need Adderall addiction treatment. For some, the addiction is mainly psychological in nature. They develop an emotional reliance on the drug. For others, a physical addiction also happens. 

Adderall addiction often becomes a problem among young people, including college students. They use the drug for its energy-boosting effects. This helps them stay awake longer, and put in more hours studying and doing school work. Additionally, some use it to help optimize their athletic abilities. Regardless of age, many people abuse Adderall for recreational reasons. What might begin as experimentation can quickly become a downward spiral into addiction. Luckily, adderall addiction is a treatable condition that many recover from.


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What to Expect at our Adderall Addiction Treatment Program

Our Adderall addiction treatment begins by performing an extensive assessment of each person. This helps us understand the specifics of the person’s addiction and set treatment goals. We employ a highly trained staff of experts in the field of Adderall addiction. They provide several types of therapy that prove useful in helping people understand their substance use disorder. A big part of addiction treatment involves learning how to find new coping skills. We help people understand what triggers their desire to use Adderall. From there, they learn to develop healthy coping skills to avoid a relapse. What they learn with us can be put into practice long after they graduate from our program.

How Does Adderall Effect The Brain?

Classified as an amphetamine, Adderall affects a person’s central nervous system. The drug increases the production of chemicals in the brain, including dopamine and norepinephrine. For someone with ADHD, this process helps with things like their reactions, memory, ability to plan, and how well they focus. However, when used at a higher dosage than prescribed, it can cause feelings of joy and euphoria. This makes it a popular recreational drug choice, as well as one used to increase energy and dull the appetite.

Signs and Symptoms of Adderall Addiction

While not everyone exhibits the exact same signs and symptoms of Adderall addiction, many are quite common. These include:

  • Hyperactivity
  • Very Talkative
  • Acting impulsively
  • Aggressiveness
  • Decreased appetite
  • Weight loss
  • Ann excessive amount of energy
  • Difficulty finishing thoughts or focusing on conversations
  • Developing a tolerance for the drug
  • Having withdrawal symptoms when not using Adderall
Someone with an Adderall addiction often takes more than the recommended dosage of their prescription. Those without a prescription get it from other sources, including friends or drug dealers.

How Adderall Addiction Treatment Works

At Tampa Bay Recovery Center, our Adderall addiction treatment center offers multiple levels of care which include outpatient treatment. This allows them the freedom to still live at home or in a sober living home while attending treatment during the day. Typically, it’s important for a client to be stabilized before entering treatment. We can help Our treatment includes the following:

Multiple therapy modalities can be used to treat Adderall addiction. This includes individual, group, and family therapies. As well, we believe there are mutliple pathways to recovery and offer multiple types of therapy. These therapy types include holistic therapy, red light therapy, brainspotting therapy, medication-assisted treatment, and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy (EMDR).

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Tampa Bay Recovery Center is a premier leader in the provision of addiction treatment services. If you or someone you love is in need of professional care to address a substance use disorder, reach out to us right now at (813) 733-8774 to speak with an admissions specialist who can get you started on the road to recovery.

Adderall Detox and Withdrawal Symptoms

Going through detox from Adderall causes withdrawal symptoms to occur. They vary in intensity and how long they last. Common withdrawal symptoms include:
  • Headache
  • Nausea and vomitting
  • Lower heart rate
  • Lethargy
  • Cognitive difficulty
  • Sleeping too much or too little
  • Vivid dreams
  • Increase in appetite
  • Drug cravings
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Irritability
A quality Adderall addiction treatment program can provide medical and psychological support to help minimize withdrawal symptoms. This helps avoid unnecessary suffering and makes the early stages of recovery easier to get through.
Adderall Withdrawal Symptoms

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How Long Does Adderall Addiction Treatment Last?

How long Adderall addiction treatment takes depends on a few factors. They include how much Adderall the person usually takes, when the addiction began, and their current physical health. In general, treatment at Tampa Bay Recovery Center lasts anywhere from 30 to 90 days. The person may continue receiving treatment as part of a step-down program after completing the initial program.

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Have you become addicted to Adderall and don’t know where to turn? Finding the right treatment plan for a substance use disorder can be difficult. Tampa Bay Recovery provides a specialized Adderall addiction treatment program that helps you become sober. We offer several outpatient programs that allow you to attend treatment during the day while still living at home. Visit our admissions page today and find out how easy it is to get started with our treatment. We can show you how to leave Adderall addiction behind you and get on with your life.

Our Philosophy

We believe that getting help for substance use disorders is about much more than just trying to get through another day of not drinking or using drugs. Our mission is to help people reclaim their lives by teaching them how to effectively deal with the stress, trauma, and anxiety that contribute to their addictions. 

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