Adderall is a brand name for the combination of drugs amphetamine and dextroamphetamine. The drug is commonly prescribed by doctors to treat ADHD or narcolepsy. Adderall causes a change in the chemicals found in the human brain, such as an increase in dopamine and norepinephrine. This leads to the ability to better focus and pay attention to the tasks in front of you.
Almost 50 million prescription stimulants such as Adderall were prescribed in 2011 to treat ADHD. Adderall is an incredibly common drug that is very helpful to many when being used how prescribed by medical professionals. However, due to its common nature, it is also widely abused, especially among young people. If someone takes Adderall when not treating conditions such as ADHD or narcolepsy, the results can be dangerous.