Stress and Competition in Schools Can Trigger Adderall Abuse
- Parent Category: Rehab
- Category: Prescription Drug Rehab
- Written by Paul Onart
When surveyed, young people state that the influences that start them abusing drugs are stress, problems at school or home, shyness and discomfort in social situations, and boredom. When the stress is competition for grades, scholarship or admission to desirable colleges or universities, then the drug they may seek to abuse is could be Adderall. This stimulant is very simply made up various types of amphetamines. Students take it to help them study through the night or quickly write papers. It is said to increase their focus and their ability to quickly absorb information.
But the use of this drug comes with a downside. The drug is addictive and can lead a person down a path of substance abuse and destruction, just like any street drug can.
One of the first things a person may notice is that they need to take more of the drug to get the same effect of the lower dose they took before. This is tolerance. It is one of the signs that a person is approaching addiction.
If a doctor is prescribing it for what he or she thinks is a legitimate use for the drug, he may just increase the dosage at this point. If the drug user is getting the drug from illicit channels, he may just get and use more each time.
Abuse means that a person takes more of the drug than recommended or that he takes it in a different manner than recommended. In the case of Adderall, abuse could mean that the person snorts the drug or dissolves it and injects it. When abused in this way, the person is going to be hit by more of the drug all at once and get a bigger impact from the drug. The side effects are going to be more serious and the chance of addiction greater too.
One study from the US Department of Health and Human Services stated that college students who attended school full-time were twice as likely to abuse Adderall as other young people who were not in college or who were only in school part-time. What’s more, those who were abusing Adderall were more likely to be using alcohol and illicit drugs as well.
A director of health services at a Michigan university stated that he had at least one jittery, sleep-deprived student in his office per week, after he or she has used too many of these stimulants without a break. This is the behavior that can lead to addiction.
Some Need a Break from Education to Recover
It’s something that you don’t hear much about – the student who loses control of his use of Adderall and needs drug rehab to get back on track. It’s not something that drug companies or schools want to have known, but it does happen. By the time the young person needs rehab for addiction, he may have started abusing other drugs as well.
For a young person headed for the destruction of addiction to take a few months and learn how to build a lasting, sober life is one of the best investments he can make. When he learns how to keep a sane perspective in the midst of college competition, when he respects himself and will not damage himself with drugs, when he knows how to handle those who might think it’s just fine if he abuses drugs with them, then he can succeed as a student even if he has failed before.
At Narconon Arrowhead, some of the life skills training and other phases of recovery will tend to directly support a person who needs to be sharp mentally. There’s the Narconon New Life Detoxification Program that uses a sauna, moderate exercise and nutritional supplements to flush out the toxins left behind after drug abuse. These toxins have been shown to be involved not only in cravings for more drugs but also in cloudy, slow thinking. When the drug residues are flushed out, the person’s thinking can become clearer and faster. This is a desirable result for any aspiring student.
On the Communication and Perception Course that follows the sauna portion of the program, the fundamentals of good communication are taught and then followed by exercises to improve communication skills. When communication abilities have been sharpened up, two students help each other complete a thorough series of exercises aimed at brightening perceptions of the world around them. Any family member of an addicted person knows that drugs pull blinders over the eyes of a drug addict – he no longer sees things as they are. This course helps each person leave this fogginess and blindness behind and restores the brightness of life. Along the way, each person also learns that it can be easy to control himself and his environment – all essential lessons for the person who wants to remain sober.
Learn how this unique program can help someone you care about recover from addiction so they can go on to create a productive, enjoyable life. Call Narconon Arrowhead today at 1-800-468-6933.