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What happens when you stop taking Adderall?

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When you quit taking the drug, your dopamine levels drop and your body and brain have to adjust to the change. Most people who take it as instructed don’t have any issues if they take a break from it. But if you use it too often or take too much, you might notice some effects when you stop.

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 05, 2019

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 05, 2019

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