If an individual has been snorting Adderall, or they have been thinking about snorting Adderall, then they must learn about the effects it could have on the body. Snorting Adderall has negative side effects, including addiction.
The Immediate Effects of Snorting Adderall
When Adderall is snorted it releases a large concentrated dose of dextroamphetamine and amphetamine into the bloodstream. Because the drug is not absorbed into the bloodstream through the GI tract, but rather through the mucus membrane of the sinus passes, it’s absorbed much quicker than if it were taken orally.
Individuals snorting Adderall can expect to feel a euphoric high within just a few minutes. They may also feel extremely focused, have high energy and be over excited. Snorting the drug can increase the risk of the individual developing a physical dependence on Adderall too.
The Side Effects of Snorting Adderall
There is no question that snorting Adderall is bad for anyone using it. The adverse side effects of snorting Adderall can include:
- Chest pain
- Difficulty breathing
- Motor or verbal tics
- Muscle pain
- Rapid heart rate
- Suicidal thoughts
Apart from having to deal with these negative side effects, the individual also risks contracting infectious diseases if they share snorting implements with other people. Furthermore, there is a very real chance of damaging nasal cavities thus hindering the ability to make mucus and killing the sense of smell.
It is clear to see that snorting Adderall is dangerous. There are a number of negative side effects as seen above, but there is a risk of hospitalization and even death. Adderall is a stimulant, and therefore it has a quicker onset and negative effects also occur at a faster rate. There is an increased risk of dependency and withdrawal can be difficult. The individual can also become addicted to Adderall and there is the possibility of overdose. Some signs of Adderall overdose are:
- Cardiac arrest
- Excessive sweating
- Rapid heart rate
- Unusual changes in behavior
In conclusion, it is clear that snorting Adderall acts quicker on the body and gets the individual high immediately. But the risk of overdose, damage to the nasal passages and cardiac arrest is present, and not worth the risk of abusing the drug. Adderall can be snorted, but it is never recommended to snort it, nor will a doctor or medical professional ever prescribe or suggest that an individual snort the drug
If you or a loved one struggle with Adderall or other prescription drug use, it may be time to get help. Recovery programs are available to help you become healthy and well without illicit use of prescription drugs. Call The Villa to find out how we can support your journey to recovery.