Adderall is a medication made of amphetamine salts.  It is a drug, which is used to treat attention deficit disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder as well as narcolepsy. The drug causes an increase in dopamine and norepinephrine in the brain.  The drug is available in regular and extended release tablets.


Though the drug is beneficial to some individuals, Adderall has also been associated with adverse effects.  In some children, Adderall has been associated with a decrease in growth rate.  Additionally, in adults, it has been associated with a decrease in appetite as well as changes in vision, insomnia and anxiety.  Adderall is not a drug without controversy.  The sale of the drug was temporarily suspended in Canada after some data linked the drug to 12 sudden deaths in children.  It was thought that these deaths were linked to cardiac problems, which resulted from Adderall use.  The United States Food and Drug Administration, however, did not find data, which supports this theory.


If Adderall is used by an individual for an extended period of time and thereafter suddenly stopped, certain side effects have been known to occur such as insomnia, depression, irritability, and in some circumstances amphetamine psychosis.  Adderall is most commonly associated with use and abuse at colleges and universities across the United States.  The drug is said to enable users to concentrate and focus on their studies.  The drug is additionally said to help users stay awake for longer periods of times so they may study additional hours or remain awake to finish assignments.


The drug is considered a controlled dangerous substance and is banned in college sports, as well as many different professional leagues.  It’s use is typically detected through hair or urine samples.  Most importantly, possession of Adderall without a lawful prescription is a crime in the state of New Jersey.  An individual, who is in possession of the drug without a lawfully obtained prescription from a licensed doctor, will be guilty of a crime of the third degree.  This means that the individual may face between three and five years in a New Jersey state prison.  If you have questions about possession of adderall call our New Jersey adderall possession lawyers.


If the individual is in possession of a large quantity of Adderall and is distributing the drug, that individual may be charged with a second-degree crime.  In that circumstance, the individual would face between five and ten years in a New Jersey state prison.


If you or someone you know has been charged with possession of Adderall in any New Jersey county or city call our New Jersey drug possession lawyers immediately.  The attorneys at our firm represent individuals who have been charged with Adderall related crimes throughout the state. If you would like to speak with one of our New Jersey criminal defense lawyers, call our office or click on the contact us tab.  An attorney will be in touch with you as soon as possible.