Adderall Abuse


Adderall abuse has been affecting college campuses and communities for about a decade. Moreover, Adderall abuse in South Carolina affects students in all 61 colleges and universities.  Known as the study drug, Adderall is a stimulant drug that doctors will prescribe to treat ADHD. In some instances, it has been prescribed as an antidepressant augmentation strategy or to treat chronic fatigue. However, Adderall has become a recreational drug amongst young adults. In fact, About two-thirds of young adults using Adderall illegally get it from their friends or college roommates. The drug continues to have a high potential for dependency and addiction.

According to the National Institute of health, about 20% of college students abuse prescription stimulants, most often by ingesting medications not prescribed to them.

In fact, most of Adderall abuse in South Carolina education is centered on the 18-25 age demographic. Most young adults abuse prescription stimulants because they argue that the medications make them more talkative and reduce anxiety. Some students also report taking stimulants to get high.


Adderall addiction does not reveal signs of substance abuse in the initial period of using. People misusing drugs also become experts at being secretive. Adderall side effects range from mild to severe. Some people may also suffer allergic reactions to the drug, with severe effects in those cases. Some of the signs of Adderall abuse in South Carolina include:

  • Insomnia
  • Stomach pain
  • Decreased appetite
  • Tension
  • Depression


One of the biggest problems with stimulants is that they are highly addictive. People who take this group of drugs for protracted periods of time will become reliant on its chemical response and likely have problems when trying to stop.

The main reason that people need Adderall addiction treatment in South Carolina is because most long-term users go through a severe crash, which can be unbearable for some. This “bottoming-effect” is accompanied by mood swings, attention problems and fatigue. Withdrawal symptoms include:

  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Vivid dreams
  • General agitation
  • Anxiety
  • Stomach cramps
  • Tremors
  • Isolation
  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Fatigue


Treatment is available for Adderall addiction at BriteLife Recovery in South Carolina. We offer a full continuum of care that begins with detox. During detoxification, we will keep you medically safe and comfortable during the withdrawal period. Our Hilton Head Island detox is staffed with nurses on a 24/7 basis. Clients can be assured of safety and comfort as they experience this initial phase of recovery. Clients have access to some of the best South Carolina addiction programs and holistic therapies including yoga, massage, acupuncture, and fitness training to help naturally stimulate endorphins.

BriteLife offers several options for individual or group therapy and ongoing treatment.

Our full continuum of care includes:

If you or a loved one are struggling with Adderall or other stimulants then BriteLife may be the right South Carolina addiction treatment center for you. Call us today at 866-470-2187 to find out more about our addiction programs.

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