Adderall Withdrawal How Long?

Adderall withdrawal

Headache and anxiety are common in Adderall withdrawal.

Adderall is a prescription drug that is prescribed most commonly by medical doctors to treat attention deficit disorder with hyperactivity in adults and children. Adderall withdrawal side effects can be overwhelming for some people and withdrawal symptoms can be even worse. Adderall is one of the most addiction prescription in the healthcare field and only should be taken under the supervision of a medical doctor. When a person has went beyond the prescribed dosage and became addicted to the drug, the side effects can be more serious and make it harder to overcome.

There isn’t just one straight answer to how long an Adderall withdrawal will take. The amount of time it takes will vary from person to person. Here we are going to discuss the different Adderall symptoms and about how long each may take. When you or a loved one is trying to overcome an Adderall addiction, it is best to only do it under a professional medical staff in a drug rehab center.


The first phase of Adderall withdrawal is the “crash” phase. Typically this phase will last anywhere from 9 to 14 hours are the person took the high dose of Adderall over a period of time. Some of the symptoms that the person may experience during this phase are anxiety, depression, sleepiness or agitation. It is very common for the person to want to sleep for a long period of time. Some will sleep for 24 to 26 hours at a time. Also, it is common for the person to crave Adderall during the “crash” phase.

Post Crash

After the crash phase, the body will start to normalize itself after the physical dependence to the drug. If the person has been taking Adderall for a long period of time, their body may have built up a high tolerance to the drug. This could cause the body to take a longer period of time to recover and go back it’s natural state. This phase can take anywhere from several days to several weeks. During this phase it is common for the person to experience a few different symptoms including, changes in sleeping patterns. fatigue, paranoia and even suicidal thinking.

Long Term Adderall Withdrawal Phase

After the body has become to a state of normal again, the body will tend to crave and want Adderall again. Adderall withdrawal in this phase can take months for a person’s body to overcome. It is the best to try to find hobbies and activities that will help the person overcome the craving for the prescription drug. It is important for the long term recovery, that the person stay clear of other people who abuse the drug or be in an environment that may cause them to relapse back into old habits.