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The Dangers Of Mixing Cocaine And Adderall

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Adderall and cocaine are both stimulant drugs that work to speed up the central nervous system (CNS). These drugs are often used recreationally to enhance energy, focus, and alertness. However, mixing cocaine and Adderall can be very dangerous due to the increased risk of side effects, overdose, and addiction.Woman sitting on floor with head in hands after mixing cocaine and adderall

If you or a loved one has been mixing cocaine and Adderall or struggles with either substance, Vertava Health can help. We provide both a cocaine rehab center and an Adderall rehab center. Call 888.601.8693 to learn more about treatment options.

Cocaine and Adderall Basics

Cocaine is a street drug that is used in a number of ways. Cocaine can be snorted, smoked, injected, or inhaled in a process referred to as freebasing. Almost all cocaine is cut with different substances, and the person using cocaine has no idea what it is cut with. Sometimes, cocaine is cut with other stimulant drugs, like Adderall.

Adderall is a commonly prescribed stimulant medication designed to treat ADHD. College students and professionals often use Adderall to increase performance, concentration, and output. People use Adderall by taking pills not prescribed to them or snorting the contents of the capsule.

Effects Of Mixing Cocaine And Adderall

When a person combines Adderall and cocaine, it can cause extreme cardiovascular effects. When the heart or the rest of the system is overworked, the consequences can be dangerous and even fatal.

Short-Term Effects of Mixing Cocaine and Adderall

  • Chest pain
  • Anxiety
  • Paranoia
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Muscle twitches
  • Pounding heart
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Stroke
  • Seizures
  • Heart attack
  • Coma

Stimulant drugs, like Adderall and cocaine, constrict blood vessels and increase heart rate and blood pressure. The cardiovascular complications from stimulant use can decrease oxygen levels in the blood, which may lead to chest pain and blood clots, and in serious cases, heart attack and stroke.

Adderall has additional side effects like numbness and pain in fingers and toes, which is likely to be the result of poor circulation.

The cardiovascular side effects of stimulant drugs should not be ignored. A person experiencing chest pains who has used cocaine, Adderall, or both should seek medical attention as quickly as possible.

Long-Term Effects of mixing Adderall and Cocaine

  • Tolerance
  • Addiction
  • Aggression
  • Paranoia
  • Brain damage (sometimes irreversible)
  • Extreme weight loss
  • Respiratory distress
  • Insomnia
  • Psychosis
  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Death

The short-term side effects of cocaine and Adderall are risks that can occur every time a person uses either drug. Mixing Adderall and cocaine increases the potential that a person will experience these side effects.

Continued use of cocaine and Adderall puts continuous strain on the heart and the rest of the cardiovascular system, increasing the possibility that permanent damage will occur and can lead to cocaine addiction.

Avoiding illegal drugs, like cocaine, is one way to avoid these dangerous side effects. Additionally, if a person is prescribed Adderall, taking it only as prescribed can help decrease the likelihood of Using cocaine and Adderall at the same time often significantly affects the mental health of the person, with symptoms emerging such as paranoia, anxiety, panic, and psychosis.

Find Help for Polysubstance Use Today at Vertava Health

Combining two stimulant medications, like Adderall and cocaine, can lead to addiction, health problems, and overdose. The risk associated with taking these drugs simultaneously is extremely high.

Mixing cocaine and Adderall is never a good idea. It is dangerous and unsafe and can have dire side effects with permanent consequences. To learn more about what to do if you or someone you love is mixing Adderall and cocaine, or any other substances, contact our specialists today by calling 888.601.8693 or filling out our online form. A brighter, healthier future is possible.