Is mixing Adderall and Alcohol to party longer safe for you? Have you ever done this?
The non-medical use of ADHD (attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder) drugs like adderall is on the rise, confirms a report by SATPP.
It has been found that more than 7.1% of adults aged 18-49 have abused medications intended for the ADHD treatment.
More than 50% of the people who abused ADHD medications also drink liquor while taking these stimulants.
Mostly, college students are the one who uses adderall to improve their academic performance. Some working professionals also take these drugs to reduce their need to sleep.
What is Adderall?
For those who don’t know what is Adderall? Let me tell you that it’s a stimulant medication. It has been approved by FDA to treat children and adults suffering from ADHD and narcolepsy.
This medication helps to improve focus and concentration of ADHD patients. But, it has been abused by people to improve their academic and athletic performance.
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It’s sometimes called “The Study Drug” and comes under schedule II drugs. It means that adderall is a controlled substance with a high potential for abuse and addiction, according to the U.S. DEA.
What happens when you mix Adderall and Alcohol?
People mix alcohol and adderall so that they can drink more liquor. They think that it’ll delay the sleepy, drunk-like feeling because of drinking alcohol.
Some take adderall with alcohol to achieve desired psychoactive effects. But, they don’t know that mixing these two compounds can have dangerous outcomes.
Alcohol is a depressant and Adderall is a long-acting amphetamine stimulant. When you take them together, the stimulant will effectively block the depressant effects of liquor.
As a result, you’ll overlook the warning signs that you’ve had enough liquor. Drinking too much alcohol at once can have some serious side-effects.
Alcohol can decrease your seizure threshold and interact with Adderall. This can result in seizures. Moreover, it can also aggravate many of the side effects of Adderall.
What are the Side Effects of Drinking Alcohol on Adderall?
Taking Adderall and Alcohol together has many side effects on the body, including:
Because Adderall neutralizes the sedative effects of alcohol, you can consume more than your limit. This can lead to drinking too much alcohol and you can have alcohol poisoning.
Risk of Heart Problems
Adderall is also known to have some risk of heart problems. This is particularly true when people don’t use them at prescribed levels. The risk of heart problems increases when taken together with alcohol.
Mixing stimulants and alcohol may:
- Cause irregular heartbeat
- Raise your body temperature
- Increase your blood pressure
Aggressive behavior and reduced inhibitions often go hand in hand with binge drinking. When you mix it with adderall, the results are multiplied.
Some other side-effects include:
- Loss of appetite
- Brain Damage
Withdrawal symptoms of Adderall and alcohol include:
- Sleep Disturbances
- Suicidal Thoughts
Is it safe to drink liquor on Adderall?
The answer to this question is a BIG NO. Mixing adderall and alcohol has some serious repercussions as discussed above. If taken separately, they don’t have serious side-effects.
Adderall is used to treat ADHD and alcohol has some health benefits if taken in moderation. You should never mix them so that you can drink more liquor.
If you have suffered from some serious complications due to these two, you can share that with other readers in the comments. Share this article with your friends so that they don’t get harmed due to it.
Watch the below video to see how a mother lost his son due to the deadly mixture of stimulants and alcohol.