Are you thinking about combining Adderall and alcohol? Or, do you want to know what will happen when you combine Adderall and alcohol? Adderall is a stimulant and alcohol is a depressant. Adderall is more potent than alcohol so the effects of each drug will not cancel each other out. However, depending on the time you take your Adderall and the time you drink your alcohol, the effects can be very different.
Taking Adderall and Alcohol together
If you are taking Adderall before a party, note that you will not feel as drunk as usual. The stimulant properties of Adderall will require you to drink more to feel as drunk as normal. This is “cool” in college.
However, the following morning, get read for, quite possible, the worse hangover of your life. Not only will you be hung over from drinking double your normal amount of alcohol, you will also be hung over from the effects of Adderall.
You will be extremely dehydrated from the Adderall and alcohol combination. You will also have a lot of toxins in your body. You most likely will have terrible sleep.
Drinking alcohol after Adderall wears off
Adderall lasts for about 6 hours. If you drink alcohol after the Adderall wears off, you can “come down” from Adderall faster. This is great if you are having trouble sleeping or are not used to the dosage yet. Others have reported the same effect from taking Melatonin or Valerian root.
What are some good times to take Adderall and alcohol? Truthfully, never. However, it is a popular combination on college campuses for weekend parties. Students like to be able to drink more than ever, stay up later, and be social.
Adderall has a social property to it, more than Ritalin or other amphetamine drugs in its class. Adderall also has a “high” that people like.
Do not take Adderall with alcohol however, this can be dangerous to your health. It also causes your liver to work double duty, increasing the risk for things such as hepatitis. One of Adderall’s rare but very severe side effect is hepatitis. Hepatitis is also a side effect of alcohol.
This post was made after witnessing a lot of people take Adderall and drink vodka, rum, beer, wine, and whatever else. They are more social, fun, and outgoing than normal but also have terrible hangovers. Long term effects of alcohol and Adderall can be very dangerous. Do not use the two together unless you really want to “have fun.”
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