Search For A Cure
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How Does Ritalin/Adderall Abuse Progress?
Long-term abuse of Adderall, Ritalin, or other stimulants can lead to serious–sometimes even fatal–health effects. Long-term substance abuse can also lead to debilitating social, professional, legal, and financial consequences. Long-term effects of stimulant abuse can lead to:
- Memory loss or concentration problems
- Anxiety or depression
- Lethargy, fatigue, or chronic sleep disruptions
- Irritability and moodiness
- Suicidal thoughts
- Heart disease
- Uncontrollable weight loss
- Chronic constipation
- Tremors or muscle weakness
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