Adderall is a mixture of four potent amphetamines — including those found in Dexedrine and Benzedrine. As a result, Adderall encourages to over-release the neurotransmitters (chemical messengers) known as dopamine and norepinephrine when the drug is used. These neurotransmitters are restrained from uptake, creating a flood of dopamine and norephinephrine in the brain. Adderall users then experience euphoria, heightened confidence, awakening and a better ability to concentrate as a result.

Signs of Adderall Addiction


Adderall addicts experience a host of physical and mental symptoms. Physically, Adderall-addicted individuals will often experience rapid or irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia or tachycardia), panic attacks or hyperactivity. Chronic thirst and dangerous dehydration can also take place with continued Adderall abuse. Some users may experience a litany of digestive problems, including constipation, vomiting, nausea and stomach pains. Sleeping disorders are also common to Adderall-addicted individuals, including insomnia, hypersomnia,  and interrupted REM sleep. Other signs of Adderall addiction include migraine headaches, emotional disturbances such as depression and mood swings, weight loss and nightmares.