The amphetamine as material was firstly synthetisized in Germany in late 1887. It has been used in the pharmaceutical industry in the United States since 1927. The drug by itself helped American soldiers and pilots to combat fatigue as well as maintain alertness and morale.
The Adderall is a form of amphetamine. It is a deceptive brand that reached its peaks in America, and has been traditionally associated with tweakers, speed freaks, bikers, truckers as well as various sex issues. This productivity drug helps people to remain alert and focused. The important part is that it is pharmaceutically prescribed, becoming a choice for many college students, wage laborers as well as the overall population.
Adderall’s origin, the pure amphetamine, causes a release of dopamine and norepinephrine – chemicals which power make people feel alert, powerful, responsive and impulsive. The high of this drug usually comes as a rush of invincibility.
The same mechanisms that stimulate reward and addiction are used in the Adderall. They are actually making this drug popular and a great stimuli for increasing focus, attention and memory. The dopamine levels when increased, provide sustained focus for longer periods in one’s mind. The second part – the norepinephrine, is a stimuli that triggers stronger memory levels and better information retention. The power from Adderall comes from these two mechanisms, which made this drug the drug of choice for many students spending all-nighters studying for their final exams.
The trade that is connected to Adderall is very common in the ‘marketplace’. Even an underground currency has been established, where name-brand Adderall tends to sell more than generic capsules or tablets. This pill comes with a milligram dosage market on it, meaning that consumers always know the size of the dose they are getting. The package is crafted with simplicity and perfection, capturing the addicts’ mind to take it as many times possible.
A recent study on Adderall and other stimulants has shown that these stimulants can cause addiction in every consumer. Prolonged use of Adderall, for example, can create dependence as well as serious side effects. The short effects include insomnia and less of appetite, producing constant stress, while the serious side effects can cause continuous vomiting and anhedonia – the inability to feel a sense of enjoyment or pleasure without the help of a chemical stimulant.
All in all, the demand for Adderall had become more and more dramatic and a serious action had to be taken on it. The federal government, with DEA on their side, now allow only a certain amount of amphetamine to be commercially manufactured each year – serving purposes for those who really need it