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Can You Die from Taking Adderall?

person in coma after taking adderall

Yes, you can die from taking Adderall. However, the likelihood of this happening is very low, especially if you are taking Adderall as prescribed by your doctor. Continuing reading the article below to learn more about the risks of Adderall and how to prevent sudden death caused by this ADHD drug.

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How to Stop Taking Adderall

How to Stop Taking Adderall

Adderall dependence is extremely common and many people use the drug medically or recreationally to get through the day. According to a 2016 study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, Adderall abuse is most common among young adults ages 18 to 25.1 Another study found that about 1 in 3 college students reported misusing Adderall.2  College-age Adderall abusers widely view the drug as a study aid that helps them feel more awake and more capable of studying or completing tasks in a work environment, but the misuse of this drug has unintended consequences. (more…)

Are Sleep Aid Medications Gateway Drugs?

sleep aid medications

According to a 2017 review published in the journal The Gerontologist, about 1 in 5 adults use an over-the-counter sleep aid medication to get some shut eye.1 While the study cited Benadryl as being one of the most commonly used sleep-inducing drugs (even though it’s actually intended to treat allergy symptoms), the long-term use and misuse of over-the-counter and prescription sleep aids like Sonata, Doral, Trazodone, and Ambien may increase a person’s risk for developing a substance use problem with more harmful drugs or illegal substances. (more…)

Netflix Documentary Review: Take Your Pills

Netflix Documentary Review: Take Your PillsThe Netflix documentary “Take Your Pills,” directed by Alison Klayman, asks some very pointed questions regarding our society’s willingness to use performance-enhancing stimulants like Adderall and Ritalin. Although the film explores the historical development, production, and widespread use of these drugs over time, it also begs one very important question: What is the cost of it all? (more…)

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