Adderall Is The Same As Meth, According To A Neuroscientist
There were some serious critics towards the cannabis industry because of a food that kids would like, besides the fact that it is sold only to adults with an identification document.
However, Adzenys, a candy-flavored amphetamine has been approved by the FDA. This amphetamine is more harmful to kids than the cannabis treats, but it is still sold to them. Selling drugs as candy is really crazy, right?
According to government statistics, about 75 percent of kids with ADHD are getting amphetamine-based drugs as a treatment. This is very high, and when you make those drugs in a form of candy, the overdose and prescription may change.
Here is a list of symptoms as a result of even lower doses of amphetamine:
- Twitching, shaking, spasms, and tremors
- Fast breathing
- Irregular heartbeat and increased heart rate
- Alter the pathways of the brain’s dopamine “reward”
- Unusual blood pressure and increased blood flow
- Stomach cramping
- Aggressive behavior
In some circumstances, amphetamine can be a reason for coma, convulsions, and even death. There is an even longer list of long and short-term side effects.
The company behind the drug has 125 representatives across the USA, and they have meetings with doctors who are interested in this drug.
It is clear that the drug is going to hit the market, but we need to think about the consequences. According to Dr. Carl L. Hart, a neuroscientist, FDA approved methamphetamine as a treatment for obesity, and d-amphetamine for narcolepsy.
The neuroscientist believed that the methamphetamine was more dangerous than the d-amphetamine even though their chemical structure was almost the same.
When he was a student back in the 90s, he was taught that adding a methyl group to methamphetamine made it more addictive than d=amphetamine. So, he made a comparison between the effects of meth and Adderall.
In fact, Adderall is very dangerous because of its effects, but also because the society has accepted its use. While people see methamphetamine as harmful, they accept d-amphetamine and Adderall as they were something normal.
One cannot refuse one drug and accept another. It does not work that way. In their study, they included thirteen men who used methamphetamine on a regular basis.
Each man got methamphetamine, placebo, or d-amphetamine. They were given on separate days. Just like d-amphetamine, methamphetamine made the men more energetic and improved their ability to concentrate and focus.
Also, it decreased the feelings of cognitive disruptions and tiredness. Both d-amphetamine and methamphetamine increased their blood pressure and the heartbeat.
When the participants were offered to choose a drug, they chose both on a similar number. But, the men that took methamphetamine on a regular basis did not make a difference between the drugs.
And, now the people are ignorant of the fact that methamphetamine has almost the same effects as d-amphetamine (ADHD drug).
Many people usually know it as Adderall, a mixture of d-amphetamine and amphetamine. But, that is not the case. In this article, you can also watch the type videos for more explanation.