1) The Adderall is a phenethylamine used in the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy.
2) It is also used creatively as an aphrodisiac and euphoriant.
3) In therapeutic doses, Adderall may cause emotional and cognitive effects such as euphoria, changes in libido, increased alertness and better cognitive control. In these doses, it also produces physical effects such as decreased reaction time, fatigue resistance, and increased muscle strength.
4) Higher doses of this drug may impair cognitive control, cause rapid deterioration of muscle fibers, or induce psychosis.
5) The collateral effects of Adderall vary widely among individuals but commonly include insomnia, dryness in the mouth, and loss of appetite.
6) The risk of developing an addiction is negligible when Adderall is prescribed in small doses daily, as in the treatment of ADHD.
7) The routine use of Adderall in large doses presents a significant risk of addiction due to the pronounced reinforcement effects found in high doses.
8) The recreational doses of Adderall are generally higher than the prescribed therapeutic doses, and the risk of developing severe adverse effects is much higher.