Adderall

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Brand name.

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Adderall (countable and uncountable, plural Adderalls)

  1. (pharmacology) A brand name for a psychostimulant combination drug containing four salts of amphetamine, used in the treatment of conditions such as ADHD and narcolepsy and often misused as a recreational drug.
    Synonyms: Addie, (slang) Addy
    Pop a couple of Adderalls.
    • 2008, Jay Gordon, The ADD and ADHD Cure: The Natural Way to Treat Hyperactivity and Refocus Your Child:
      Doctors and the media have helped to create the belief that the best way to treat ADD/ADHD is with stimulant medications, such as Ritalin or Adderall.
    • 2016, Douglas Coupland, “New Moods”, in Bit Rot, London: William Heinemann, →ISBN, page 92:
      A few years back I tried that “Harvard drug,” Adderall, which gives you the power to read for twelve hours straight and internalize everything you read—and it was a total disaster.
    • 2021 November 18, Ed Shanahan, “Judge Spares Man in Teen Rape Case: ‘Incarceration Isn’t Appropriate’”, in The New York Times[1], ISSN 0362-4331:
      He was a teenager too, a student at an elite private boys school whose family’s western New York home was known as a party house where teens gathered to consume liquor, marijuana and Adderall.

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