Recreation medication use seems to be a popular thing with younger people these days; I’m sure anyone who has spent time in college has probably encountered it before. But do you know what can happen to your brain if you use them without having the problem they are used to treat?
Adderall is commonly used by people who need help focusing, but recently it is being used as a party drug or by students who need extreme focus when it comes to studying or final exams.
In a world that values alertness, efficiency, and productivity, it is tempting to turn to stimulants of some kind to heighten your natural abilities. But there is a huge difference between downing a cup of Joe to jump-start your day and abusing prescription medications. Consuming Adderall recreationally can be highly detrimental to a person’s health.
While this drug may seem like a miracle to teens or adults who need the extra focus, using the medication when you don’t need it can have life-threatening side effects such as:
- Increased blood pressure
- Accelerated heart rate
- Shortness of breath
- Loss of appetite and weight
- Heart attack or stroke in adult users
- Death in users with heart problems, even children, and teenagers
- Delays in development in kids and teens
- Tolerance, dependence, and addiction
In the following video, Dr. Samoon Ahmed, tells us about all the effects it can have on the body. If you or a loved one enjoy taking the drug recreationally, it is a good idea to know about how it can affect you. If you like this post give it a share, who knows, it could save a life!