Dangers of Using Adderall for Weight Loss

August 16, 2022 | Drug addiction

Adderall for Weight Loss

Why People Use Adderall For Weight Loss

Adderall is categorized as an ADHD medical prescription. However, did you know that Adderall is also a substance that can be addictive? There are many people that don’t. Unfortunately, there are countless people who fall into the trap of drug addictions as a result of taking this substance as a way to lose weight. 

Adderall Uses and Side Effects

Over and above the weight management effects of Adderall, there are other side effects that you should be aware of. Although it’s true that Adderall is used for ADHD medical purposes, this medication can also trigger: 

  • Dry mouth 
  • Stomach issues 
  • Nausea 
  • Headache 
  • Dizziness 
  • Trouble sleeping 

If you start to experience any of these effects or worse, you feel as though you’re beginning to crave these substances, you should immediately reach out for help to address these possible signs of addiction. 

Click here to reach out to Quantum Behavioral Health Services at (609) 993-0733 to learn about our addiction treatment programs.

Risks of Adderall Addiction

Without question, the leading risk of consuming Adderall on a regular basis is that you could develop an addiction. There is also an increased risk that along with losing weight, there is a possibility that you could exacerbate any mental health issues that you may be facing. If you suspect that you or a loved one is struggling with drug addiction, it’s imperative that you reach out to our treatment center for help and more information about addiction guides and resources that may be helpful. 

Why Choose Quantum for Adderall Addiction

At Quantum, we offer a wide range of addiction treatment programs which can help you to address your substance abuse. We offer individualized addiction treatment programs which can help you to work through your drug or alcohol addiction once and for all. Before you begin your recovery program, it’s possible that you may need to commit to a drug and alcohol detox program. An alcohol and drug detox program will help you to go through the Adderall withdrawal process in a safe environment under medical care. 

After drug detox, you can transition into an inpatient drug rehab or an outpatient treatment program to address your addiction to prescription medications. Inpatient drug and alcohol rehab will provide you with the safe environment that you need to address your addiction. Inpatient alcohol and drug treatment will give you unlimited access to your treatment team while you work through your Adderall misuse and give you the support and structure that you need. 

If you’re unable to commit to an inpatient drug abuse treatment program, you can always opt to commit to one of our other levels of care which includes an outpatient rehab program. An outpatient rehab program gives you more flexibility when it comes to your recovery and will help you to continue to work or go to school during the time that you’re in drug rehab.

We also recognize that there are many people that need to consume Adderall as a result of having ADHD. If you find yourself in this position, we can offer medical treatments which can help you to get your medication schedule back on track and help you to avoid falling back into the trap of addiction again. This is something that is done in connection with participating in different forms of addiction therapies so that you can come to a better understanding of the root causes of your addiction overall.  

If you would like to learn more about Adderall misuse and how our treatment team can help you to overcome your prescription drug addiction, we encourage you to get in touch with us today at (609) 993-0733 for more information. We look forward to helping you through this new phase of your life.