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How can you prevent Adderall withdrawal symptoms?

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Adderall should only be used under a doctor’s care and typically for only a short time. There’s no way to guarantee that you won’t have withdrawal symptoms, but you may be less likely to if you:

  • Take the medicine only as instructed.
  • Get regular checkups while you’re taking it.
  • Talk to your doctor about lowering your dose before stopping.

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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