New Reports on Lindsay Lohan Draw An Accurate Picture of Adderall’s Dangers

Although the wealth of reporting on Lindsay Lohan’s continuing struggle with addiction never seems entirely (or even half) true, it has brought to light a lot of interesting information on drugs and drug use.  Take Adderall for example.

Adderall has seeped into public consciousness over the past 25 years.  As a drug to deal with ADHD, it has been very popular and is frequently prescribed.  There are two types – IR and XR (instant release and extended release, respectively).

Its misuse is also well known.  It is a popular study aid at many colleges to help students stay up and finish studying or writing a paper.  Some athletic organizations have banned its use.  This is a category of misuse one might call “performance enhancement.”

Lindsay Lohan’s example, however, shows the real danger of the drug, which is after all just amphetamine, or speed.  A doctor specializing in addiction suggests “people who take Adderall when they don’t need it can experience similar effects as people who use cocaine or methamphetamine.” (source: TMZ via Jezebel) The story is that perhaps Lindsay Lohan was misdiagnosed with ADHD, and Adderall has not been having its intended effect for that reason.

Adderall can work wonders for someone with ADHD, but for those without, it can create cocaine-like highs and cravings. Dr. Marc Kern says (at the Jezebel link) “Adderall can be a godsend for some with ADHD, it can also in some cases cause mania, hallucinations, paranoia, and “believing things that are not true.” If you scan the comments to the article, you will find plenty of anecdotes about Adderall’s misuse, and plenty of comparisons to cocaine.

With prescription drugs, we may feel a false sense of security, but they are designed with specific medical issues in mind. I don’t take Advil when I don’t have a headache. It’s important to remember the power of prescription drugs to affect our behavior and our health – in both positive ways (for those with prescriptions) and negative ones (for those without).

(If you are concerned that someone you love has been abusing Adderall, please check out our Adderall Drug Test page, where you can purchase a safe and reliable home drug test).

Adderall and Drug Tests: What Drug Adderall Really Comes Up As In A Test

adderall drug testWhen stars fail drug tests, they attract a lot of attention and in most cases, their reputation seems to go down. The same is true of the average person too – nobody looks forward to failing a drug test.

Well, with the rise of prescription drug use and abuse, more and more people are facing a drug test failure.  Someone taking prescription Adderall can take a standard urine test and find out they’re positive!

When taking Adderall, you will come up positive for amphetamines in a test.  Informally known as speed, it was a popular drug especially in the 60s and 70s.  Testing for amphetamines in a urine drug screen is extremely common, and even considered standard.

Adderall can be detected in your urine for about 2-4 days after use, perhaps longer depending on how much you take.  The Adderall Drug Test we carry has a standard cutoff level of 1,000 ng/mL, which is what is suggested by SAMHSA (the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration).  As early as 5-10 minutes after use, Adderall will show up positive on a saliva drug test – it stays in your saliva for up to 72 hours.

So a drug test for Adderall is not something that should surprise you as you apply to jobs and so forth.  Be aware of this and be sure you have your prescription handy.

The Home Drug Test That Can Catch a College Student’s Drug of Choice

Ritalin and Adderall are two drugs that have been used extensively in the treatment of disorders like Attention Deficit Disorder also known as ADD. These drugs are an integral part of a treatment program that includes psychological, educational and social measures.

College students can and do temporarily increase concentration levels by taking these analeptics that stimulate the central nervous system during exams or otherwise (regardless of whether they have a prescription for the medication). An estimated 20 percent of college students have turned to this method of staying focused. One of the best ways in which the use of these drugs can be abated is by using a home drug test.

It is hypothesized that teenagers fake ADD or ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder) to obtain a prescription for the drugs. This allows them access to the drug which is otherwise not sold over the counter. They also can obtain these drugs through a black market trade amongst peers.

Fortunately for parents, Adderall can be tested by a home drug test. A test for amphetamines will cover Adderall, as well as other amphetamines you might be concerned about. If you believe your child is using “uppers” then this is the type of test that will address your concern.

The Adderall drug test allows parents to have much better control over their children with regards to their medication. Children who have been prescribed the drug need to take it at regular intervals as per their doctor. If the child is not taking the drug any longer an amphetamines drug test can establish that, which may also mean the child has been distributing the drug to peers.

The Adderall  drug test is also extremely easy to read. If the home drug test for either prescription drug is positive a line will appear in the “control” region to indicate that the test was successful. There will in the case of a positive result be NO line in the “test” area. A negative home drug test result is obtained when there are two lines – one in the “control” area and one in the “test” area.

A simple urine sample is required for the test and therefore you may have to be careful about the manner in which you collect the sample and the authenticity of the same.

Ascertaining whether your child is dependent on these prescription drugs is important. You do not want your child to become dependent on crutches like drugs and chemicals to succeed in life. In addition to that a Adderall drug test can keep your child from consuming these drugs, which can cause medical problems and in the most tragic cases death.

–  Anne Hamilton

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