General Information

Adderall is a commonly prescribed stimulant to treat ADHD and ADD. Adderall is a 3:1 mixture of dextroamphetamine and levoamphetamine. Adderall is commonly found in two forms, IR and XR. IR is instant release, while XR is extended release. Adderall XR releases half of the dosage immediately, and the other half 4 hours later.

History

History and culture of amphetamines

Dosage

(Note: Adderall XR is extended release. Effects take a while to begin, and last much longer)

Oral

Onset: 15-30 minutes

Duration:

  • IR: 2-4 hours
  • XR: 6-10 hours

Low dose: 5-15 mg

Common (typical) dose: 15-40 mg

Strong dose: 40-75 mg

Heavy dose: 75-125+ mg

Insufflated

Onset: 1-5 minutes

Duration:

  • IR: 2-4 hours
  • XR: 6-10 hours

Low dose: 5-10 mg

Common (typical) dose: 10-30 mg

Strong dose: 30-50 mg

Heavy dose: 50-80+ mg

Effects

Positive

  • Increased focus
  • Abundance of energy
  • Increased motivation

Negative

  • Racing thoughts
  • Reduced appetite
  • Flushing of the face
  • Increased body temperature
  • Tachycardia (Elevated heart rate)
  • Paranoia
  • Insomnia

After effects

  • Hangover
  • Afterglow
  • Restlessness
  • Persisting stimulation (5-15 hours after last dose.)

Harm Reduction

  • Avoid driving and operating heavy machinery
  • Recommended time (pauses) between using the substance

Detection Times

  • Blood: 12 hours
  • Hair: 90 days
  • Saliva: 3 days
  • Urine: 1-4 days

Legal

  • Canada: Schedule I
  • Great Britain: Class B
  • Thailand: Category 1
  • United States: Schedule II

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