Adderall is a central nervous system stimulant, meaning it affects the brain’s chemistry and in particular, the major neurotransmitters. The transmitters it mainly affects are norepinephrine and dopamine. It is primarily used in the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Blue Adderall is an amphetamine, and as such, it is a controlled substance.
For individuals with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, taking blue Adderall can allow them to more easily control their focus and concentration, and can give them more self-control. When someone who doesn’t have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder takes it, it can give them a number of pleasurable effects, referred to as the high.
These effects can often include a sense of euphoria, drastically increased energy levels, and an enhanced sense of confidence. These feelings, along with the effects on common neurotransmitters, as well as significant appetite suppression effects, can lead to blue Adderall being abused.
What is Blue Adderall?
Blue Adderall is a type of Adderall that is colored blue to categorize it by dose, as well as to potentially indicate if it is an extended-release formulation. Blue Adderall can be found in small, oval, blue pills that are a 7.5mg dose in an immediate-release formulation, it can also be seen in a blue, round pill with a 10mg formulation also designed for an immediate release.
There is also an “XR” formulation for Adderall that is a blue capsule, printed with the name Adderall and the dosage, that contains small coated balls. Often one end of the capsule will be clear so that the contents of the pill can be seen. These types of blue Adderall have an extended-release formulation that can help the user maintain an active dose for a longer period of time.
The largest difference between the two types of blue Adderall is the release times and the type of pill they come in. The formulations designed for an immediate release are generally taken several times a day, with it lasting 4-6 hours on average. The extended-release version can last more than 10 hours.
Side-Effects & Withdrawal Symptoms of Using Blue Adderall
Many people that abuse blue Adderall began taking it as a supplement or study aid, or was legitimately prescribed the medication by their doctor. A large portion of people that abuse blue Adderall had been prescribed it as a child or young adult, and became dependant on the effects it produced. The withdrawal symptoms can often be enough to push someone from recovery into relapse.
To consume the blue Adderall, the small round or oval pills are either taken by mouth in the normal fashion, or they can be crushed to a powder and either injected or snorted. If the pills are swallowed the dose can begin taking effect in 30-60 minutes, with snorting taking a few minutes, and injection being nearly instant.
When used in legitimate prescription circumstances, the possible side-effects of blue Adderall can include:
- Stomach pain
- Hair loss
- Dry mouth
- Increased blood pressure
- Blurred vision
- Low sex drive
- Difficulty in reaching orgasm
Just like with nearly all central nervous system stimulants, blue Adderall is meant to be taken for limited periods and is not intended for long-term use. Eventually, long-term or heavy abuse will lead to serious side effects on the body as well as the brain.
The changes in dopamine response can have a serious impact on the reward centers in the brain, making it a challenge for users to feel pleasure in other ways. Eventually, a dependence forms, and when the drug leaves the system withdrawal symptoms can begin.
When withdrawals begin, users can expect to see the symptoms that were managed with blue Adderall return, accompanied by the additional symptoms often experienced by those that about blue Adderall. The first symptoms will include:
- Bad mood
- Mood swings
- Decreased libido
Formers users and those that have grown dependent on blue Adderall will frequently notice that they do not enjoy things that they always have and need to keep increasing the amount they take. This can lead to faster and more severe withdrawal symptoms and more serious long-term issues overall.
The severity and seriousness of the withdrawal symptoms mean that care should be exercised when being prescribed, or otherwise encountering blue Adderall.
Only take as much as needed in order to manage your symptoms, and never take more than prescribed. Be sure to only take it according to your dosing schedule, and don’t double your dose if you miss one. Above all, do not take blue Adderall if it has not been prescribed to you.
How to Get Help if Addicted to Blue Adderall
When you become addicted to or dependent on drugs like blue Adderall, it can be incredibly isolating and depressing. Many times the user can feel like the situation itself is hopeless, and so may not see the value in treatment. If you or someone you love is affected by dependence or addiction to blue Adderall, the most important thing to do is to let the user know that they are not alone in their battle, and that help is available.
By working with an experienced and local recovery center, a personalized, custom treatment plan can be created. They will be able to provide medical assistance if the withdrawal symptoms become severe enough, or if complications begin to appear.
Once the physically trying ordeal of physical detox and withdrawal is finished, treatment professionals will be able to help the recovering individual to cope more effectively without substance abuse. They can teach various techniques that are useful in mitigating the stressors and triggers of daily life. Many recovering individuals can be in perpetual danger of relapse if they do not learn productive methods for dealing with the situations in their lives going forward that push them to use.
You deserve the chance to start a healthier, more fulfilling life. Reach out today if you or a loved one is struggling with an addiction to Adderall so that you can get the help, support, and encouragement you need to live a fulfilling and satisfying life free from drugs right now.