Christian Adderall Abuse Treatment
As Christians, it can be difficult when our personal faith doesn't seem strong enough to overcome personal demons. We often forget that God didn't make us to fight these battles alone – he made us specifically as communal creatures, to support each other as we worship him. That means when you face an issue such as Adderall addiction, God doesn't mean for you to pray through it alone. He means for you to seek the assistance, support and fellowship of Jesus and his Christian followers.
That's one reason we believe so strongly in the work we do at Road to Freedom. Quitting Adderall on your own can be an impossible task, no matter how strong your faith and willpower are. At Road to Freedom, we provide the fellowship and support you need to grow in faith as you battle drug addiction, and we couple that with proven medical and behavioral therapy treatments from experienced clinical, therapeutic and pastoral staff.
For more information about how our staff can help you fight these personal demons of addiction, call us at (844) 402-3605 now. Our compassionate counselors answer the phone all hours of the day, every day of the year. They are waiting to take your call and assure you that you aren't alone in this battle.
What is Adderall?
Adderall is a prescription medication used to treat certain disorders, including Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). It's a stimulant that contains both dextroamphetamine and amphetamine, which impact chemicals in the brain and nervous system. In cases that are well-managed by medical professionals, Adderall can help with impulse control, reduce hyperactivity and assist someone in maintaining certain levels of concentration.
As with any drug that impacts how the brain and natural chemicals in the body work, however, Adderall can have some serious side effects. Your body can also become physically dependent on the drug, which leads to addiction in some cases.
What Are the Effects of Using Adderall?
Adderall comes with numerous side effects. Some side effects of Adderall abuse include:
- Pain in the lower back or sides
- Frequent need to urinate or the development of bladder discomfort and pain
- Difficulty urinating or burning sensations during urination
- Irregular or pounding heartbeat
Some less common, more severe side effects of Adderall include:
- Changes in the skin, such as loosening and peeling
- Difficulty swallowing or breathing, or complete inability to do either
- Double vision
- Paralysis of certain extremities
- Red, swollen or irritated eyes
- Unusual amounts of fatigue or weakness
Some studies have noted that early abuse of Adderall in a person's lifetime can lead to slowed growth and development, and adults who use Adderall in a prolonged manner could be more at risk of psychological disorders than those who do not use or abuse the drug.
Is Adderall Addicting?
Adderall can definitely cause the body to become physically dependent, and when you stop taking the drug, you can experience serious withdrawal symptoms. These symptoms can make someone feel trapped in drug use, because without professional intervention it's often impossible not to return to Adderall use just to stop the uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms.
In 1 Corinthians 6, Paul writes about his and other's struggles with the things of the world. Paul says Christians are likely to say "All things are lawful for me," but that we should remember that not all things are helpful, and that some things have the capability to enslave us in sin and worldly choices. Adderall and other drugs are one of those things that can enslave us. Depending on how you are gaining access to Adderall, it might not be lawful either.
Some withdrawal symptoms associated with Adderall include:
- Depression or suicidal thoughts
- Irritability, anger or acting out
- Headaches and general aches throughout the body
- Increased sleep and fatigue or insomnia and trouble falling asleep
- Increased appetite
- Difficulty concentrating or remembering
Signs You or Someone Else Is Abusing Adderall
Since Adderall is a legal, often-prescribed medication, you might not know if you or someone else is experience side effects from legitimate use or abusing the drug to the point of addiction.
Here are some signs of Adderall abuse:
- Taking a higher dose than that prescribed or seeking prescriptions from multiple sources
- Hiding how much of the drug you are taking
- Taking someone else's medication
- Stealing or lying in an attempt to hide drug use or obtain drugs
- Dry mouth or hoarseness
- Digestive distress
- Anxiety and restlessness
- Changes in sleep or appetite
- Changes in the way a person approaches obligations and responsibilities at work, in school, in social settings or with the family
- A lack of interest in things that previously interested the person
If you or someone you know is experiencing these symptoms, don't wait. Call (844)402-3605 right now to find out how to get help and stop the cycle of drug addiction and guilt. Our counselors are waiting to take your call at any time, and we keep every phone call confidential.
Finding Help Through Christian Adderall Abuse Treatment
Getting help through a Christian Adderall abuse treatment center can make an enormous difference in your life. We put grace and compassion first, and we never judge you. Our Christian counselors are experienced and educated in proven methods of therapy, but most have also dealt with addiction and abuse themselves either firsthand or through someone they know and love. Reach out to them now and find out how we can help you seek a better future.
Why Christ-Centered Treatment Is a Good Idea
Paul said, "I can do all things through him who strengthens me." (Philippians 4:1) We know that right now, it might not seem like you can do all things, and we know that you might have sought Jesus to help with your drug abuse issue in the past. Don't let past drug use define how you approach the problem today.
You can do all things through Jesus, but he doesn't mean for you to do them alone. Instead, God has made it possible for you to seek Christ-centered residential treatment for your Adderall abuse.
We know inpatient treatment can be a scary consideration. You might feel as if you are leaving your entire life behind. However, leaving that life behind temporarily to work with our counselors and medical staff will help you build a strong spiritual foundation and beat addiction. Then, you can return to a life that is more functional and more within your control.
Identifying Root Causes of Adderall Abuse
While we offer medical detox and other tools that help you stop using drugs and deal with withdrawal symptoms, we believe that behavioral therapy and Christian counseling are critical steps on the road to recovery. Identifying exactly why you are abusing drugs is important, because then you can work on developing healthier coping mechanisms or addressing root causes in your life.
We help you do that through:
- Individual counseling
- Pastoral counseling and Bible study
- Group therapy
- Family therapy
- Aftercare preparation
Once you are ready to return to the world, you won't travel alone. 1 Peter 5:8 reminds us to "be sober-minded" because our "adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour." It's hard to face such a powerful enemy or battle against addiction alone, which is why we work with you to develop a strong aftercare program. That might include NA meetings, 12-step programs, and ongoing group, individual or family counseling.
Don't continue to walk this frightening road alone. Reach out to the people God has put in your path. Pick up the phone now and call (844)402-3605.