How Long Does Adderall Stay in Your System?

In recent years, Florida has been one of the top states for growing rates of Adderall use, with nearly a 6% increase in the span of just one year. Stimulant abuse is a growing problem in Florida and overdose deaths are also on the rise. The number of overdose deaths for all drugs during 2020 increased by 50% in Florida. Adderall is an addictive drug that physicians often prescribe to treat ADHD. How long does Adderall stay in the system? There is no one-sentence answer, but this is because there are several ways to test for it. If you or a loved one is struggling with Adderall abuse or addiction, Coastal Detox may be able to help. 

How Long Does Adderall Stay in Your System?

People absorb Adderall through the GI tract. Their livers metabolize it and excrete it through urine. However, it does not leave the body completely once a person urinates after taking it. It is detectable in urine, blood, saliva, and hair for varying amounts of time.

How Long Does Adderall Stay in Your Blood?

Testing the blood is the fastest way to detect Adderall after someone uses it. After taking Adderall, it stays in the blood for up to 46 hours. Adderall may still appear in the blood after two days. However, it is usually not detectable after three days.

How Long Does Adderall Stay in Your Saliva?

Saliva tests can vary on the length of time that Adderall is detectable. In some people, it remains in the system for up to 20 hours after the last dose. In others, it may be detectable for up to 72 hours after the last dose.

How Long Does Adderall Stay in Urine?

Since people eliminate Adderall through urine, it tends to appear in higher concentrations in urine tests. It stays in urine between 48 and 72 hours. Employers and agencies that require drug tests often prefer urine since it has a longer minimum detection time.

How Long Is Adderall Detectable in Hair?

The test that shows past Adderall use the longest is hair. For up to three months, it is detectable in hair follicles. In some cases, people who want to start a new job and want to ensure that Adderall is out of their system after they detox and get treatment may order a home testing kit.

Metabolism, age, body composition, and previous dosing are a few factors that determine how long Adderall stays in the system or is detectable through any method.

Reasons for Adderall Testing

Employers often require drug tests for potential employees who may work with heavy equipment, drive, handle narcotics, or have other major responsibilities. Courts may also require tests before custody decisions. Additionally, some health care providers may perform these tests for various reasons. The method of testing depends on the reason for it and the preferences of the agency, facility, or company that orders it.

Signs of Adderall Addiction

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If you suspect that you are addicted or someone you know is addicted, it helps to know what to look for. There are five important signs that indicate an addiction. It’s important to seek help if you or the person you know is:

  • Frequently taking more than the prescribed dose of Adderall.
  • Withdrawing from social activities, school, work, or other commitments.
  • Not taking Adderall through the correct route and is instead crushing or snorting it.
  • Needing more of the drug to feel the same effect.
  • experiencing financial, legal, or other trouble because of Adderall.

Adderall Addiction: What Are the Next Steps?

Once you know that there is an addiction to Adderall, the next step is reaching out for help. This can be the most difficult step if you are seeking help for yourself. The good news is that once you reach out for help, you have a team of supportive people guiding and encouraging you through each step. These are the next steps:

  • Detoxification
  • Addiction treatment
  • Recovery maintenance

With treatment, you learn the strategies to stay in recovery. Maintaining recovery is a lifelong journey, and it often involves support groups or 12-step meetings. Detox is a step that people commonly try to do on their own. However, it is better to take this important step under the supervision of medical professionals. Detox is one of the most critical parts of setting a foundation for successful treatment.

What Is Adderall Detox?

Detoxification is the body’s way of eliminating substances. The liver is a vital part of this process. There are several forms of detox programs, and the right fit for a program depends on individual health history, needs, and other factors. For example, someone who has major depression as a co-occurring disorder may be better suited to stay in a facility for treatment instead of visiting only for appointments. These are some forms of Adderall detox.

Residential Adderall Detox

This is an inpatient structure and people stay in the facility 24/7 until they finish the detox process. People who live with roommates who drink or use drugs are often better candidates for inpatient treatment. Also, people who have used Adderall for a long time may have better results in an inpatient setting. Since not all people can take time away from work or other responsibilities, there are other options. Anyone with a high risk of relapse can benefit more from inpatient treatment.

Outpatient Adderall Detox

Outpatient detox is ideal for someone with a job to maintain, a family to care for, or other responsibilities. It is not always ideal for someone who has been using Adderall for a long time or has a co-occurring disorder. Outpatient detox is often suitable for people who live in a supportive and nurturing home.

Holistic Adderall Detox

A holistic approach encompasses support of the mind, body, and spirit during detox. This approach is good for people who want to improve their overall wellness as they detox. Holistic professionals work hard to understand each person’s unique needs and treat them with a comprehensive approach. Holistic detox may include acupuncture, massage, and other natural supportive treatments.

Executive Adderall Detox

Professionals often use Adderall to keep up with their responsibilities. In an executive setting, they can detox in luxury. It is especially beneficial for executives who need professionals with a high level of understanding of their unique stresses. Executive detox programs are designed with these unique factors in mind and they provide a discreet and comfortable environment for safe detoxing.

Why Is Supervised Adderall Detox Important?

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After the drug leaves the body, people experience withdrawal. Since this is a time when cravings are stronger, it is critical to have medical supervision or a supportive living structure. Without support, people are more likely to give in to their cravings because of the unpleasant effects of withdrawal, and there is often a greater risk of overdose when this happens. The likelihood of relapse is even higher when there is a co-occurring disorder. This often happens in people who had a co-occurring disorder before the addiction.

Symptoms of Adderall Withdrawal

Adderall withdrawal is unpleasant and can come with physical and psychological side effects. Medical professionals may recommend tapering off the substance to reduce withdrawal symptoms or the severity of them. Symptoms often include opposite effects of Adderall. These are some common symptoms:

  • Fatigue and sleepiness
  • Depression
  • Headaches
  • Irritability
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Nightmares or insomnia
  • Anxiety
  • Suicidal thoughts

Not all people will experience each of these symptoms. Co-occurring disorders and other factors can determine which symptoms people experience. For example, someone who took Adderall for ADHD may experience more significant trouble concentrating than someone who took it recreationally.

Benefits of Adderall Detox Programs

These are some of the main benefits of detox programs:

  • Holistic detox programs are helpful for developing healthier habits and healing the mind, body, and spirit.
  • Inpatient detox programs provide laundry service, meals, clean rooms, showers, and more to reduce stress and let people rest. It also provides 24/7 support. 
  • Outpatient detox programs provide limited supervision and support for safer detoxification.

If a person requires medical intervention to manage some withdrawal symptoms, physicians may prescribe sedatives, anticonvulsants, antidepressants, or other medications. In any outpatient, inpatient, or other form of program, the biggest overall benefit is working with a team of trained professionals who understand addiction. They strive to create a safe and comfortable environment for people who visit or stay at the facility.

Adderall Detox in Florida

Medical supervision, whether it is through inpatient or outpatient care, is a vital part of successful detox. If you know someone who is considering detoxing alone, it is important to encourage that person to seek medical help. At Coastal Detox, we are here for you whenever you are ready to seek help for yourself as well. If you need guidance or have insurance questions, we can answer them. Our facility accepts a wide range of plans. Please contact us to learn more.

Real Client Testimonials

  • Before coming to coastal I was hopeless, helpless, and my family wanted nothing to do with me. It wasn’t the first detox I’d ever been to, but it was the only one who showed me so much love and compassion. They gave me hope. It’s hard to put into words the amount of gratitude I have for this facility. The employees were my family when I had none. The staff went out of their way to make sure not only were my physical needs taken care of, but my emotional needs as well. From the first phone call prior to admission, to helping me set up continuing care, they never missed a beat. Even going as far as to help me with my legal issues via Zoom court. This isn’t just a detox, they are the family I never had. All of the techs, especially Karen, are phenomenal. They will take the time to listen to you, laugh, and cry(if needed) with you. If you are reading this and you or your loved one is suffering like I was, go to Coastal Detox. The level of care is more than I could ever put into a review. It wasn’t the first detox I’d been to, but it has been my last; I owe them everything I have today, including my life.

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    12/07/2020
  • Had a really good experience at Coastal. The staff really went above and beyond in helping me get in and gave me the respect l, space and care I needed after I first got there. As I started to fell better they encouraged me to take part in groups which helped get me out of my head and bring positivity and health to my thinking. They had a great massage therapist, who came daily and it was evident the nursing staff genuinely cared. Got to know some of the staff as well and I’m grateful for the cooks Joe and Chris. Those guys literally made us sirloins and pork chops for dinner. Also I gotta thank Chris and Chris for helping me get in and setting me up with a transition plan. Real grateful for that help, I’m not sure if it’s management intention to hire guys named Chris but they got a good thing going there. Overall, I’m clean and sober today and walking it out. Coastal gave me a base that set me up for the success that I’m walking in today

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    1/16/2020
  • My family is very thankful for Coastal Detox. They have went above and beyond for my son a few times. Unfortunately he has needed their help more than once and they have ever turned their back on him, even when he was at his worst. Jeannie and Chris have been amazing and kept me informed through the entire process. They truly care about the addict and want to help them especially when it would be easy to give up on them. I had many detox facilities be rude and uncaring to me when I was searching for help for my son, but Coastal never did that to us. I don't know the names of all the team members that have helped my son but I know their are many and y'all are angels!! One day we will be able to pay it forward and help someone as you have helped us. Thank you for all you do!!

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    1/01/2020
  • Can not say enough nice things about Coastal Detox & staff. Family member was there, told me five stars for the facility & all whom she interacted with. Said the facilities, ambience..., cleanliness, grounds, food, (think their chef is five stars), were all top shelf. All I interacted with personally & on the phone were patient, professional, responsive & caring. Kudos to so many: Jeannie Jones, Clinical Director whom I spent the most face to face time with: great oversight, patience & follow thru. Raquel Barker, Therapist was so understanding & on spot with her assessments/care. Kris Garrigus Admissions Director, another Coastal professional whom I cannot say enough nice things about, always so patient & responsive to my probably too frequent inquires. Not to be forgotten is Judy Tucker, Director of Operations she too so patiently "put up with me"
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    11/13/2019
  • Can not say enough nice things about Coastal Detox & staff. Family member was there, told me five stars for the facility & all whom she interacted with. Said the facilities, ambience..., cleanliness, grounds, food, (think their chef is five stars), were all top shelf. All I interacted with personally & on the phone were patient, professional, responsive & caring. Kudos to so many: Jeannie Jones, Clinical Director whom I spent the most face to face time with: great oversight, patience & follow thru. Raquel Barker, Therapist was so understanding & on spot with her assessments/care. Kris Garrigus Admissions Director, another Coastal professional whom I cannot say enough nice things about, always so patient & responsive to my probably too frequent inquires. Not to be forgotten is Judy Tucker, Director of Operations she too so patiently "put up with me"
    I highly recommend Coastal Detox

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