Getting up early, going to bed late, playing coach, cook, housemaid, financial expert, chauffer, grocery shopper, appointment keeper, bath giver, homework helper, and nurse is just what moms are expected to do. These are mom’s roles and these don’t have any relation to what she does at work, her role as a wife, daughter, sister, and friend. Time for her is seems to always fall short. She has a lot of duties and there just are not enough hours in the day.

There are not many of the things on mom’s busy list that can be eliminated, so in a desperate attempt, many times she will start to jeopardize her sleep. After all, that would give her an extra five or six hours to play with. Mom’s desperation starts to get the best of her and she knows this may be the only way to cut corners. It doesn’t take too long for her to become exhausted and unable to keep up. There has to be something she can do.

Soon, she finds out about a little pill called Adderall. All of the missing pieces start coming together after this exclusive introduction. Now mom can keep going and never miss a beat. Sleep is no longer a worry and all of the duties that she has to perform can be accomplished without the worry of being tired. There is an extra five or six hours now to do laundry, prepare lunches, pay bills, and if she is lucky she will be able to get an hour or two of sleep.

Adderall can seem like the perfect answer for overworked moms. That is until her body says enough is enough. Adderall is a prescription amphetamine and it is very powerful. Adderall is prescribed by doctors for Attention Deficit Disorder. It can also be prescribed also for a few other disorders as well. Adderall contains dextroamphetamine and helps people stay awake for longer periods of time.

People that take Adderall do eventually develop a tolerance and the amount that is taken needs to be increased. Adderall is highly addictive and the end result is that it renders the brain’s neurotransmitters ineffective unless more of the drug is present. This is how the addiction begins.

Adderall abuse causes people to have insomnia, irritation, paranoia, anxiety, and manic periods. It also causes an increased heart rate; it increases the body temperature, and increases blood pressure. If Adderall is stopped abruptly there may be withdrawal that includes panic attacks, nightmares, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts. It is crucial to understand that the body cannot function under these conditions. Abusing Adderall and losing out on much needed sleep will wear down the body’s immune system and cause a plethora of problems.

It is not difficult for those who abuse Adderall to purchase it without a prescription. People who have family with abuse or addiction problems are always at greater risk for becoming addicted themselves. There is help available for people that are abusing or addicted to Adderall.

Author's Bio: 

Cheryl Hinneburg is the content writer for KLEAN Treatment Center. Cheryl has played a key role in the development of their website. Cheryl is currently working on her MS in substance abuse counseling.