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Adderall is a commonly prescribed ADHD medication, but recent studies show that it is essentially crystal meth! The drug is prescribed to children and adults everywhere.

The drug also is commonly abused as a “speed” drug. It is meant to calm one with ADHD down so they can focus, but it can also share traits with meth.

To get down to a bare minimum, Adderall contains a combination of amphetamine and dextroamphetamine. Amphetamine and dextroamphetamine are central nervous system stimulants that affect chemicals in the brain and nerves that contribute to hyperactivity and impulse control. Adderall is used to treat narcolepsy and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). An initial dose of Adderall consists of a 10mg tablet per day. The daily dosage may be increased in increments of 10 mg at weekly intervals, up to 60 mg per day in 2 to 3 divided doses.

The drug is most commonly viewed as a medication, but the dangers of this drug are not widely known. It shares serious traits with crystal meth, according to a recent study. The study was completed at West Virginia University by a doctor at the WELLWVU facility. Students would come into the facility with issues focusing and studying. They believed they had ADD or ADHD and needed Adderall. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, one in five students admitted to using Adderall, now known as the “study drug”, without having a diagnosis of ADD or ADHD.

Adderall is an amphetamine and shares characteristics with its derivative, methamphetamine. Also known as, Meth. Adderall can also be extremely addictive, as it is an amphetamine. It can also cause serious health problems and even death. An example of this is if someone who was not prescribed Adderall takes it anyways, they may have an unknown heart condition. Adderall increases the heart rate, and that mixed with the unknown heart condition can overwork your organs causing death.

Crystal meth is short for crystal methamphetamine. Methamphetamine is a white crystalline drug that people take by snorting it (inhaling through the nose), smoking it or injecting it with a needle. Some even take it orally, but all develop a strong desire to continue using it because the drug creates a false sense of happiness and well-being—a rush (strong feeling) of confidence, hyperactiveness, and energy. One also experiences decreased appetite.

These drug effects generally last from six to eight hours, but can last up to twenty-four hours. Meth can destroy someone’s life, as it is so easy to become obsessed with. Your body begins to crave it. Adderall is unhealthy, and shares too many characteristics with Meth. In fact, Adderall is almost a legal form of meth! Stay away from these drugs, as there are many natural remedies to give you a boost of energy!