Adderall in Spain: What is it and what are its side effects?
Adderall is a drug that is used primarily to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and must always be prescribed by a doctor. However, if it is taken for another reason or inappropriately, it can have important health consequences. At Instituto Noa, we tell you in what cases Adderall can be obtained in Spain and what are the harmful effects it can cause.
What is Adderall?
Adderall is the brand name of a legally prescribed drug that has been around since the 1960s. It is a combination of two stimulants, amphetamines, and dextroamphetamine, which increase levels of the neurotransmitters that control hyperactivity and impulse control. When taken by people with ADHD, this stimulation in the brain caused by Adderall has a calming effect, allowing the person to focus on the task at hand and calm behavior. In addition, Adderall is not only appropriate for ADHD, but this drug is also commonly used to treat sleep disorders such as narcolepsy.
Can Adderall be obtained in Spain and what are its effects?
Adderall is a prescription drug, which can be obtained legally in Spain. As we have already said, it is usually prescribed mainly for attention deficit and hyperactivity disorders. However, some people purposely take large amounts of Adderall to feel a euphoric ‘high’ without realizing that overuse or misuse can be very dangerous. One of the first harmful side effects of Adderall is that it is addictive.
If this happens, some of the consequences can be the following:
- sleeping difficulties
- lack of motivation
- mood changes
- weight loss
Most people who misuse Adderall are looking for stimulation, better focus, more energy, or weight loss.
Therefore, the people most likely to suffer from an addiction are:
- People with eating disorders
- People with stressful jobs
- People with a history of drug use
Also, Adderall addiction can occur when someone takes:
- More than your prescribed dose
- Adderall for longer periods than prescribed
- Adderall more often than prescribed
Have you developed an addiction to Adderall or does someone close to you suffer from it? At Instituto Noa, we are a detoxification center specializing in addiction treatment in Seville. We have the best professionals and the most effective methods to solve any type of addiction,
be it Adderall or any other substance.
In addition, thanks to our experience in this field, we can avoid risky situations for all our patients. Contact us if you want more information about our services.
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“Take Your Pills” Addresses Growing Drug Use
The documentary released in 2018, Take your pills (take your pills in Portuguese) follows the lives of those who always have to have stimulant drugs like Ritalin and Adderall available. These are prescribed for people who have disorders such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), however, it has become an epidemic among healthy people who use them to improve performance in studies or work.
This opens a debate about our current society,
where competitiveness and the high demand for results lead people to exhaustion and often to use drugs to compensate and increase their productivity. Most of the cases portrayed by the documentary go in this direction. Only two respondents actually take the medication to control ADHD. One of the interviewees, who chooses not to be identified, says he used stimulants to get him to work nights to complete the goals demanded by his boss.
According to him,
It is common in large companies, due to high competitiveness, to use Adderall. It got to the point where his co-worker had to be hospitalized for exhaustion. Another, a music producer, says that taking the pills makes him “a better capitalist.” And not just in the world of work there is such an epidemic: since high school people are tempted to use stimulants. There is a report about how students, who are not even 18 years old yet, take the pills to get better grades on the SAT (US version of ENEM). Upon entering university, the pressure does not lessen. In university groups and online chats, there is a large market for buying and selling medicines.
There is no way,
watching the documentary, not to think about how the values of capitalist society, such as individualism, “everyone against everyone”, the relentless pursuit of achieving goals and being successful, in addition to the pressure on companies to employees are increasingly productive, making the population sick, both physically and mentally.
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