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How can you manage Adderall withdrawal symptoms?

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There’s no specific treatment for Adderall withdrawal. If you want to stop taking it, talk to your doctor about the safest way to do it. She may recommend lowering your dose over time and then stopping. Don’t try to quit “cold turkey.”

You can usually manage the physical symptoms of withdrawal on your own at home. But call your doctor or get medical help right away if you feel seriously depressed or have thoughts of suicide. Counseling or antidepressant medicines may help.

SOURCES:

Illinois Institute for Addiction Recovery: “What are Stimulants?”

Recovery First: An American Addiction Centers Facility: “Adderall Withdrawal and Detox.”

Micromedex Detailed Drug Information for the Consumer [Internet]. “Dextroamphetamine and Amphetamine (Oral route).”

Adderall drug information pamphlet. 

The Behavioral Health Foundation of Central MS: “Let’s Talk About Prescription Drug Abuse & Addiction.”

National Institute on Drug Abuse for Teens: “Prescription Stimulant Medications (Amphetamines).”

Lakhan SE, et al. , Sept. 2012. Brain and Behavior

Australian Government Department of Health: “Chapter 7: Psychostimulant withdrawal and detoxification.”

Australian Government Department of Health: “The Amphetamine Withdrawal Syndrome.”

Government of South Australia: “Amphetamine withdrawal management.”

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on September 25, 2017

SOURCES:

Illinois Institute for Addiction Recovery: “What are Stimulants?”

Recovery First: An American Addiction Centers Facility: “Adderall Withdrawal and Detox.”

Micromedex Detailed Drug Information for the Consumer [Internet]. “Dextroamphetamine and Amphetamine (Oral route).”

Adderall drug information pamphlet. 

The Behavioral Health Foundation of Central MS: “Let’s Talk About Prescription Drug Abuse & Addiction.”

National Institute on Drug Abuse for Teens: “Prescription Stimulant Medications (Amphetamines).”

Lakhan SE, et al. , Sept. 2012. Brain and Behavior

Australian Government Department of Health: “Chapter 7: Psychostimulant withdrawal and detoxification.”

Australian Government Department of Health: “The Amphetamine Withdrawal Syndrome.”

Government of South Australia: “Amphetamine withdrawal management.”

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on September 25, 2017

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