Adderall is a medication commonly used to treat ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) in adults and children. It’s offered in a range of different shapes and colors. Each has a specific strength. AddictionResource authors find it important for the patients to know what Adderall pills and capsules of different dosage forms look like. And this infographic can be helpful.
In the U.S., Adderall is a controlled substance. It shows up in the same category as methadone and cocaine. Drugs in this category present a high risk for abuse and addiction. What does it mean to patients?
Take Adderall exactly as your doctor recommends. Don’t take it in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than prescribed. This way, you’ll avoid developing dependence.
Illegal use (without a prescription) of this medicine is dangerous. Statistics show that this practice is quite common among youth. Students hope that Adderall will improve their memory, focus, and overall academic or athletic performance. While it can help patients with ADHD to study better, people with normal activity tend to get overstimulated.
So, like with any other pharmaceutical drug, one should be careful with using Adderall. And if you are not prescribed it, avoid taking it completely.
Infographic by: addictionresource