Like any other prescription medicine, Adderall should be used with caution. You should take it according to your doctor’s prescription.
Adderall comes in tablets and capsules of several forms and colors that have different doses. And people who have never taken it may be confused by these differences. Here’s an infographic that makes things clear.
AddictionResource authors explain that taking more than your prescribed dose, taking Adderall in any other method than recommended, or taking it without a prescription is drug abuse. Unfortunately, this phenomenon is a growing issue in the U.S., particularly among young people.
For Adderall’s cognition-boosting properties and because it’s easy to obtain and quite inexpensive, it’s commonly abused by students. Helping people be more productive, stimulants like Adderall give them the false perception that they can’t be successful without the drug. What is more, substance abuse at a young age can cause destructive health consequences.