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How to Get an Adderall Prescription: Who Prescribes Amphetamines

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People use Adderall for a variety of reasons – to improve academic or athletic performance, to lose weight, or for recreational purposes (abuse). The last, but definitely not least important reason for an Adderall prescription is to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). In fact, this is the only legitimate reason for getting prescribed Adderall apart from narcolepsy and depression.

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Why People Look For Adderall Prescription?

There are many reasons one shall seek for Adderall prescription. Sometimes, people just want to enjoy the recreational effect of the amphetamine, Adderall active ingredient, sometimes they turn to self-diagnosing and truly believe that this medication is something they really need.
One of the reasons one would need to know how to get Adderall prescribed to them is if the individual witnessed the effects of successful treatment by Adderall. For example if a friend or relative have previously had some disease treated with this amphetamine-based drug or even recommends it for some purpose, people would look for ways to get Adderall over the counter.
The second reason is self-diagnosing. Adderall is prescribed for ADHD. People who have diagnosed themselves with this disorder will try to get a prescription for this CNS stimulant.
Adderall is illegal without a prescription, but this doesn’t seem to be much of a deterrent – a lot of college students are using Adderall to study. NIDA’s Monitoring the Future survey found that every tenth high school senior had taken it without a prescription at least once in 2017. The Journal of Addictive Diseases reports that 64% of college students with a valid Adderall prescription share the drug with classmates without one.
People also take Adderall for weight loss because that’s one of its long-term side effects. Those trying to lose weight without physical activity and changing in diet may seek Adderall prescription as they believe amphetamines to be the easy way of burning fat. However, this medication is not approved by FDA for this purpose as it can negatively affect the individual’s health.
These are the most common reasons why people may try to get Adderall prescription. However, the side effects of Adderall XR, such as mood swings, difficulty breathing, depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, constipation, and abdominal pain are not to be underestimated, as well as the Adderal overdose.

How to Get Adderall From A Doctor?

If one suspects ADHD or depression, one might benefit from a prescription for this drug. And who can prescribe Adderall, if not a doctor and what kind of doctor prescribes Adderall? A prescription can be obtained from a neurologist, a psychiatrist, or a family doctor. Symptoms of ADHD include:

  • inability to notice or pay attention to detailsyoung woman with ADHD
  • being unable to focus on tasks long enough to complete them
  • losing focus on tasks at hand due to unrelated stimuli easily
  • tendency to procrastinate
  • forgetfulness and poor organization
  • frequently moving from one unfinished task to another.

One needs to speak with a doctor about a prescription if they experience them.

Can One Get Prescription Without Medical Cause

Recreational use of any drug refers to abuse. There is no way of safe use prescription-only medications such as Adderall without visiting a doctor. Obtaining Adderall without medical purposes is dangerous as it poses legal issues, as well as may lead to addiction.

People try to trick doctors into getting a prescription. There are numerous ways patients are trying to fake the symptoms for prescription and/or other reasons to get it. The odds of getting a prescription are quite good; however, it is important to remember that Adderall is highly addictive.

Is It Possible to Get Adderall Prescription Online?

A person can book a doctor’s appointment over the phone and perhaps receive a prescription online. The doctor will email the prescription to a local pharmacy. They will then check to see if insurance covers it and provide the medication.
Please keep in mind that Adderall is a medication that requires an in-person exam, and not all doctors will agree to prescribe it online. Users get medication for less money that offers the same benefits and effects of that prescribed.
However, the medication received with an online prescription is in most cases the generic version of the stimulant. One also pays coinsurance, corresponding to a portion of the drug’s total cost.
It is also possible to buy Adderall online, on illegal platforms. Most of them are based in Asia offering shipping worldwide. This way of obtaining the drug is dangerous as one neither never knows if they really are getting the stimulant they ordered, nor anything about its quality, not speaking about the legal issues.

Prescription medications such as Adderall should always be written by a doctor after a close medical examination of a patient.

Adderall Abuse and Addiction Treatment

No matter who prescribes Adderall or how it can be obtained, there comes the point when one starts getting concerned about their use of it. Enlisting the help of substance abuse treatment specialists can be crucial at this time.
There are many treatment opportunities available for individuals addicted to this stimulant. If finances are a concern, free drug rehabs are available.

Medically Reviewed By Michael Espelin APRN
Isaak Stotts

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Isaak Stotts, LP

Isaak Stotts is an in-house medical writer in AddictionResource. Isaak learned addiction psychology at Aspen University and got a Master's Degree in Arts in Psychology and Addiction Counseling. After graduation, he became a substance abuse counselor, providing individual, group, and family counseling for those who strive to achieve and maintain sobriety and recovery goals.


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  • Quay Sanford
    How would I be able to get prescribed again If I stopped taking them for 2 years. I have ADHD and my concentration is jacked up time to time.