By now you may have seen the troubling reports of teen Adderall abuse all over the news. At the Anthony Louis Center, we are doing our part to help parents, family and friends fight back against Adderall addiction in Minnesota.
If you know of someone struggling with the effects of Adderall addiction, you’ve come to the right place.
Is Adderall Abuse a Problem in Minnesota?
In Minnesota, like most of the U.S., Adderall abuse has become a growing problem. For years, doctors have been prescribing Adderall to teens and young adults for a wide range of problems, including ADD and ADHD. As a result, a growing number of people are getting their hands on Adderall and misusing it.
Why Are Teens Misusing Adderall?
Adderall is a stimulant that helps increase alertness and focus. Many teens are now using Adderall as a study aid to help them to cram overnight without resting or to stay focused during exams. Despite these qualities, studies have shown that the drug does not provide any quantifiable boost in test performance for students.
Warning Signs of Adderall Abuse
The biggest warning signs of Adderall abuse are that your child is not sleeping or that they experience extreme crashes when they are not taking Adderall. They will become fatigued and irritable when the drug wears off.
How to Help Young Adults who are Abusing Adderall
The first step toward helping a teen or young adult who is struggling with Adderall is to seek counseling. With the help of a trained professional, we can teach coping skills, including time management, to ensure that your child or loved one has the tools they need to deal with stressful deadlines and other situations without the need for prescription stimulants.
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Once you recognize the signs of Adderall abuse in your teen or young adult, it is time to contact a professional immediately. The Anthony Louis Center is here to help families grapple with the effects of addiction and get on a road to successful recovery. We provide the support you need throughout the process to ensure a happy future free of the effects of prescription drugs.