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You know that exercise is good for you. It releases endorphins, the body’s feel-good chemical, which reduces your perception of pain, it can improve mental well-being1, and it might even help overcome addiction2

But working out on Adderall?

Is it safe?

You’re not the only one to ask this question. That’s because Adderall is a stimulant; it can increase your heart rate and your breathing rate.

So, exercising on Adderall comes with side effects that might not only harm your workouts, but increase your chances of having a stroke or heart attack (you’ll learn more about these side effects later).

Adderall being a stimulant is one reason people take it before exercising; they think it can improve the quality of their workouts and help them reach their body and fitness goals.

But is this true?

Here at Windward Way Recovery, part of the Zinnia family, we provide transparent advice to those who workout on Adderall. We also guide those with an Adderall addiction and their loved ones through the recovery process for more successful outcomes.

Our team of support workers, counselors, interventionists, psychologists, psychiatrists, and nurses have over 150 years of collective recovery time. Some of us have overcome Adderall addiction and now lead successful lives without depending on this drug.

Now we want to help people like you.

We can help you if you want information about working out on Adderall, suspect you have an addiction to Adderall, or know someone abusing this drug.

Read on to learn more.

Adderall, Explained

Adderall is a drug that contains amphetamine and dextroamphetamine.

  • Doctors typically prescribe amphetamine for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and adult patients.
  • Doctors also typically prescribe dextroamphetamine, a form of amphetamine, for ADHD.

Both amphetamine and dextroamphetamine stimulate the central nervous system and impact the nerve and brain chemicals that influence hyperactivity and impulse control.

People with the following conditions shouldn’t take Adderall:

  • Overactive thyroid
  • Glaucoma
  • Severe anxiety
  • Agitation
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure;

But that doesn’t stop some people with these conditions from using this drug.

Someone might take Adderall even though they have problems with drug or alcohol addiction.

Only a doctor can prescribe Adderall. That means nobody should take this drug without being evaluated by a qualified physician. Those who use Adderall to work out without a prescription are breaking the law.

But even if you use Adderall illegally or know someone who is, you need to know the facts about working out under the influence of this drug. That way, you can avoid potentially dangerous side effects.

Here at Windward Way Recovery, we have years of experience in stimulant addiction recovery. Our prearranged treatment plans help those with an Adderall addiction and their loved ones.

The road to recovery starts with reaching out to our professional team with over 150 years of collective recovery time. If you think you have an addiction to Adderall or have concerns about someone using this drug, contact us today. Email us or call (855) 491-7694 for a 15-minute assessment with Windward Way Recovery. 

Working Out on Adderall. What You Need to Know.

There are entire communities on Reddit and social media about the benefits of working out on Adderall. Here are some things these people say:

  • Adderall improves endurance in the gym.
  • It enhances cardio.
  • It increases focus and mental clarity during workouts.

But is any of this true?

You might have also heard about famous athletes taking Adderall to improve performance; a runner who takes the drug before stepping onto a treadmill, a bodybuilder who uses the drug to lift heavier weights, the basketball player who consumes Adderall, the gymnast, the soccer player, etc.

You might also have heard of the Adderall Workout, which promises to improve endurance, strength, and fitness in the gym.

While Adderall, like all stimulants, can improve your workouts when taking it at a low quantity, there is potential for an incredible range of side effects at higher doses. These side effects include:

  • Seizures
  • Cardiovascular problems
  • Insomnia
  • Psychosis
  • Paranoia
  • Swelling
  • High blood pressure
  • Dehydration
  • Fever
  • Heart attack
  • Stroke

Side effects increase for people who take larger doses of the drug.

Is Working Out on Adderall Safe?

Taking Adderall before exercising is safe when taking low doses of the drug. However, people often develop a tolerance to Adderall, which causes them to take high larger doses. Sometimes this results in addiction.

Using Adderall at higher doses can also lead to side effects like those listed above, making the drug dangerous for some people, especially those with underlying health conditions or a history of alcohol or drug abuse.

Here’s the thing: There’s no reason someone who doesn’t have ADHD should take Adderall while working out. Doctors prescribe this drug to people with this condition. That’s who drug companies made Adderall for.

There are plenty of products on the market that increase fitness performance. These products are safe and legal, and they are not addictive.

If you need an alternative to Adderall for working out in the gym, talk to a medical professional about options available to you. This drug is extremely addictive, but few users realize that fact.

If you think you have an Adderall problem or know someone who might, contact the team at Windward Way Recovery and ask about our custom treatment plans and comprehensive recovery services. Call (855) 491-7694 for a 15-minute assessment NOW.

What Happens If You Have an Addiction to Adderall?

Addiction to Adderall means you have become dependent on this drug. You might need to take higher amounts because you have built up a tolerance. You might experience withdrawal symptoms when you stop taking it.

The first step to overcoming an Adderall addiction is to get help. Asking for help can be a challenge for many people. It involves admitting they have a problem. But it also means they want to conquer their addiction and lead a more successful life, one that’s free from Adderall addiction.

There’s nothing wrong with asking for help.

Here at Windward Way Recovery, we judge no one who walks through the doors of our California alcohol and drug rehab treatment center.

Perhaps you don’t have a problem with Adderall but know someone that does. We provide guidance and support for loved ones affected by a person’s Adderall addiction.

It’s what we’ve done for years and will continue to do for years to come.

How Windward Way Recovery Helps

We specialize in evidence-based treatment programs for those affected by substance abuse in the Californiapolis area. These custom programs focus on recovery, providing substance users and their loved ones with the tools and techniques they need to conquer addiction for good.

We adopt a unique approach to recovery. Unlike some drug and alcohol recovery centers, we provide ongoing support to those experiencing Adderall addiction. Our professional team knows this type of addiction can affect people from all walks of life, and we welcome all patients at our center.

  • We provide the highest quality care to all of our patients.
  • We have a wide range of holistic, evidence-based therapies for Adderall users.
  • These therapies can improve physical and mental well-being and prevent relapse.
  • Our private and intimate environment provides respite from the outside world. Patients relax and work on their recovery in a safe and welcoming setting.
  • Our high staff-to-patient ratio ensures those affected by Adderall addiction get the care they deserve.
  • We personalize our treatment plans based on a patient’s unique experiences and circumstances.
  • We also treat co-occurring disorders that sometimes contribute to a patient’s Adderall addiction. These disorders include trauma, borderline personality disorder, and bipolar disorder.

What People Say About Windward Way Recovery

  • “I have completed treatment from Windward Way Recovery, and it has been the most positive, life-changing event of my life. This place not only treated me the best they possibly could, but made sure I was doing well before even starting treatment. They also plan on checking up afterward. This place has shown me support and care. I would recommend for anyone needing and seeking help!” — Austin J.
  • “Windward Way Recovery has been instrumental in my recovery process. The staff is fantastic and always had my best interest at heart. My case manager and therapist went above and beyond and helped me establish goals while I was there, as well as for when I left. I would recommend Cardinal to anyone serious about getting clean and sober. I feel like I left there with confidence and a new family.” — Erin S.
  • “Around five months ago, I referred a coworker to Cardinal who had been stuck in alcoholism for most of her life. This is the first time she has been sober for months after going to rehab since she started to drink. It wasn’t just her life that has changed so much. Her two kids who are still in school also have Cardinal to thank. She still has a long way to go, but this is the most promise she has ever shown.” — Yan B.
  • “This was the first rehab facility I’ve ever been to and honestly I couldn’t be happier with my experience! The staff takes care of you like you’re their own. I’ve built a bond so strong that it’s like we are family. I’m so grateful for them and wish I could stay longer.” — Tysslie M.
  • “This place saved my life. I was going down a bad road with my alcohol use and was arrested. I made the decision to go into treatment. They picked me up and brought me down the next day. The staff is amazing and really care about everyone here. I am truly blessed to have had the opportunity to be a part of Windward Way Recovery.” — Erin R.

We have the tools and resources to help Adderall users overcome their addictions. If you think you have a problem with Adderall or know someone that might abuse this drug, let us know. We’re here to help. Email us or call (855) 491-7694 for a 15-minute assessment with someone from our substance use disorder team. Reaching out to us is the first step in the road to recovery.

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