As final exams are quickly approaching, and more and more students are faced with dreaded all nighters, and long days of studying, many turn to Adderall to concentrate. However, with the hype of Adderall going around campus, I have discovered it is not just finals week when the narcotics are in high demand. Many young women use the drug as a tool to stay thin, because Adderall decreases appetite. By taking the drug the woman find they do not have to deal with cravings, eat less, and in turn, weigh less. What they do not know, is how dangerous this weight loss tool is. I have attached a link regarding Adderall as the “Speed Diet” and the dangers involved. It discusses young woman faking ADD and requesting Adderall(and only Adderall) from doctors, and the benefits they gain. What the young woman do not know, which the article explains, is that “Adderall is more famously related to crystal meth — both are amphetamines, though with different molecular structures”, and that taking Adderall in high doses on a daily basis will result in additction. Addiction to Adderall can result in heart related deaths and strokes. There are also a number of “undesirable side effects such as dry mouth, headaches, ‘fast heartbeat,’ and ‘trouble sleeping'”.
Adderall is not a smart weight loss tool, and yet again the idea of my blog is defended. The key to weight loss is healthy eating and working out.
I would like to note though, that Adderall, when used properly and as prescribed, can be a helpful and beneficial for those who suffer from ADHD/ADD