Adderall Withdrawal

Learn About Adderall Withdrawal

Adderall withdrawal is something that should be approached carefully. Simply stopping "cold turkey" is not the best or safest choice for people who have been using this drug.

About Adderall

Adderall is an amphetamine, or "upper". It may be prescribed as part of a treatment plan for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Students may be tempted to begin using it to improve their performance at school. Users feel euphoric and able to take on any challenge with wich they are presented.

Stopping Cold Turkey

A person who has been using Adderall without a prescription or who has been taking more than his or her prescribed dosage should not stop using it all at once. This would make the user experience stronger Adderall withdrawal symptoms than if the dosage was slowly cut back over time.


Fatigue is a common Adderall withdrawal symptom. If the body is used to working at a higher intensity than usual because of the presence of the drug, stopping its use will lead to extreme fatigue.


Another symptom that a person who has recently stopped taking Adderall may experience is feeling hopeless or depressed. The person no longer experiences the sense of euphoria that he or she experienced while using the drug, and instead experiences deep sadness. Antidepressant medications may be prescribed in cases like this.


Stopping Adderall use can lead to cravings for the medication. The user wants to recover the good feelings that using the drug gave him or her, and it can be tempting to begin taking it again.

How Long Symptoms Last

Adderall withdrawal symptoms may last for a couple of weeks. The length of time it takes for the symptoms to stop will depend on the dosage and how long the person was using the drug.

Get Help for Adderall Addiction

A person who wants to get off Adderall should approach his or her doctor to discuss a plan for weaning off the drug slowly. Doing so will reduce the severity of the withdrawal symptoms.

Now learn about the Long Term Effects of Adderall.

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Adderall Withdrawal