Adderall, a powerful ADHD drug, is no different to meth according to a top neuroscientist. According to Dr. Carl L. Hart, crystal meth and Adderall share a virtually identical chemical composition. This explains why both drugs have the same effects.
Hart is now joining the campaign to educate the public about the dangers of Adderall by discouraging methamphetamine use. He outlines the horrific effects of the drug, including uncharacteristic acts that could endanger a patient's life.
That is why the effects of the two drugs are similar.
While Big Pharma legally markets its combination of amphetamine and d-amphetamine mixed salts, methamphetamine remains illegal and is associated with drug-addiction and criminal activity.
It is known that long-term use of legal or illegal meth will lead to irreversible physical and mental degeneration, according to common wisdom.
This article was originally published by The Influence:
The long subway ride from DC’s airport to Silver Spring was unusually pleasant. It had been about an hour since I had taken a low dose of methamphetamine. It was my 40th birthday—Oct. 30, 2006—and I was headed to a National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)-sponsored meeting.
A friend who had a prescription for the drug had given me a couple of pills as a gift, knowing that I was an expert on amphetamines but had never actually taken any myself. I sat on the train feeling alert, mentally stimulated and euphorically serene.
When the effects had worn off after a few hours, I thought, That was nice. I worked out, and enjoyed a productive two-day meeting. I didn’t crave the drug or feel the need to take any more. I certainly didn’t engage in any unusual behaviors—hardly the stereotypical picture of a “meth head.”
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