Neuroscientist Claims that Adderall Is Exactly the Same As Meth

Recently, the FDA approved a candy-flavored amphetamine, Adzenys, that is even more harmful to children that the cannabis treats sold in dispensaries and only to adults with a proper ID, everyone worried about.

According to the newest government statistics, the treatment of over 75% of children diagnosed with ADHD is based on amphetamine-based drugs. Even in the lowest doses, these drugs can cause overdose effects such as:

  • Rapid breathing
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Increased heart rate and irregular heartbeat
  • Fever
  • Increased blood flow and unusual blood pressure
  • Stomach cramps
  • Hallucinations
  • Alter the brain’s dopamine “reward” pathways
  • Tremors, shaking, twitching, and spasms

Amphetamines can induce convulsions, coma, and even death, in some rare cases, and their long-term effects are even worse.

The drug is created by the company Neos Therapeutics from Dallas, which has 125 sales representatives across the United States. The company is open to every doctor interested in prescribing Adderall.

It will definitely become a big hit, but its consequences will be devastating, and they are fully explained in the article by Neuroscientist Dr. Carl L. Hart, a professor of psychiatry at Columbia University:

“Remember that methamphetamine and d-amphetamine are both FDA-approved medications to treat ADHD. In addition, methamphetamine is approved to treat obesity and d-amphetamine to treat narcolepsy.

In the interest of full disclosure, I too once believed that methamphetamine was far more dangerous than d-amphetamine, despite the fact that the chemical structure of the two drugs is nearly identical.

In the late 1990s, when I was a Ph.D. student, I was told—and I fully believed—that the addition of the methyl group to methamphetamine made it more lipid-soluble (translation: able to enter the brain more rapidly) and therefore more addictive than d-amphetamine.”

Hart makes a comparison between the effects of meth and this new formulation, and shows that it is extremely dangerous, not only chemically, but socially too. Methamphetamine is known to be harmful, but Adderall and d-amphetamine will be regarded as completely normal.

“Swayed by this messaging, the public remains almost entirely ignorant of the fact that methamphetamine produces nearly identical effects to those produced by the popular ADHD medication d-amphetamine (dextroamphetamine). You probably know it as Adderall®: a combination of amphetamine and d-amphetamine mixed salts.”


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