While Adderall withdrawal is not typically dangerous and is rarely ever life-threatening, the associated symptoms can be harshly uncomfortable and extremely disruptive when not adequately treated in a medical detox facility. The withdrawal process always differs on a person-to-person basis and relies on a number of factors, including the length of the substance abuse disorder, the amount being taken on a daily basis, the presence of any underlying mental health conditions and the presence of any other chemical substances in the system.
Symptoms most commonly associated with Adderall withdrawal include:
- Depression and feelings of hopelessness
- Mood swings, typically marked by frustration, agitation and irritability
- Disrupted sleep patterns/either sleeping too much or too little
- Lethargy and an extreme lack of energy, making it difficult to do anything at all
- Increased appetite, which could lead to temporary weight gain
- Issues thinking or focusing/difficulty concentrating
- Aches, pains and general physical discomfort
- Significant anxiety, which could potentially lead to panic attacks if left untreated
- Self-criticism, which could spiral into suicidal ideation
When it comes to Adderall withdrawal, the psychological are typically much more severe than the physical symptoms. At Immersion Recovery Center we treat all symptoms as they arise.
Why is Medical Detox Necessary for Adderall Addiction?
Medical detox is a necessary first step on the road to Adderall addiction recovery for numerous reasons. Based on the initial clinical and medical assessment that is conducted upon admission to our detox program program, a combination of effective detox techniques is employed. In many cases, Medication Assisted Treatment is necessary. The medications our team of prescribing physicians commonly utilize to treat symptoms associated with Adderall withdrawal include:
- Non-narcotic sleep medications
- Anti-anxiety medications
- Safe over-the-counter pain medications
At Immersion Recovery Center we provide our clients with a fully stocked kitchen and daily chef-prepared meals. In many instances, individuals who have been abusing Adderall for an extended period of time come to us suffering from malnourishment. This prescription stimulant is an appetite suppressant, and weight loss is a very common symptom of Adderall abuse. Having nutritious snacks and meals available throughout the day is extremely important to the healing process.