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The Adderall Withdrawal Timeline Chart

The Adderall Withdrawal Timeline Chart

Duration of Adderall Withdrawal

How long does Adderall withdrawal last?

People who are dependent on Adderall (amphetamine salts) experience different symptoms during withdrawal that vary in intensity and severity. However, they all have one thing in common: the general onset of withdrawal symptoms starts within a few hours after the last dose of Adderall. In fact, the onset of symptoms usually occurs right after drug effects start to wear off.

But, how long does withdrawal from Adderall last? Find the answer to your questions about withdrawal duration in our infographic and text! If you like it, use it or share it. The embed code is below the image. Also, feel free to comment in the section below. We’ll try to answer to all legitimate questions promptly and personally.

Adderall Withdrawal Timeline

When you develop dependence on Adderall, it can take days or weeks (sometimes months) to completely be Adderall-free. The onset of withdrawal symptoms of Adderall can occur right after the drug effects has worn off, and may persist for a few months after the last dose.

What are Adderall withdrawal symptoms? Check out this guideline for details. We’ve created a list – sorted by time –  for better understanding.

24-72 hours after your last Adderall pill:

  • Catnapping
  • Cravings
  • Depression
  • Disorientation
  • Fatigue
  • Sleepiness

4-7 days after your last Adderall pill:

  • Anhedonia
  • Exhaustion
  • Intense cravings
  • Irritability
  • Sleep disorders
  • Unpleasant dreams

Week 2 Adderall Withdrawal Symptoms:

  • Cravings
  • Depression
  • Exhaustion
  • Fatigue
  • Irritability
  • Psychomotor impairment
  • Sleep disorders
  • Vivid dreams

Week 3 Adderall Withdrawal Symptoms:

  • Apathy
  • Cravings
  • Depression
  • Irritability

Week 4 Adderall Withdrawal Symptom:

  • Brain fog
  • Sleep disorders

NOTE HERE: Symptoms may not occur in exactly the same way and/or within these general parameters. Adderall is a stimulant; as such, withdrawal can be delayed. So, specific withdrawal symptoms may occur earlier or later than is common.

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How Long To Withdraw From Adderall?

Each case of Adderall withdrawal is different and unique to the individual using Adderall. The length of time, severity, and intensity of withdrawal will depend on your:

  • Adderall dosage
  • Length of Adderall use
  • Personal general health
  • Unique body metabolism of Adderall

Adderall PAWS

People who (ab)use Adderall may experience post-acute withdraw syndrome (PAWS) in the months following acute withdrawal. PAWS are a set of symptoms that can last several months and, in some cases, up to a couple of years after the last dose. PAWS symptoms include:

  • Depression
  • Dysphoria
  • Fatigue
  • Increased appetite
  • Sleep disorders

Adderal Withdrawal Questions

Get Adderall withdrawal help today! Call toll-free 1-877-865-2521 to get confidential guidance you need. Don’t let another day pass without treatment.

If you still have any questions, feel free to write them in the comments section below. We do our best to respond to your questions personally and promptly.

Reference Sources: PubMed: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy: Misuse of “study drugs:” prevalence, consequences, and implications for policy
NIDA Drug Facts: Stimulant ADHD Medications – Methylphenidate and Amphetamines
DailyMed: Archived Adderall label
NHTSA: Amphetamines and Methamphetamine
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Chelsea
Sunday, October 1st, 2017

Hey. This is very accurate , but I am legally prescribed this medicine. I have been taking it for four and a half years . I would like to stop taking it, but I'm 'physically dependent' but I'm not 'addicted' but the way this is worded seems to insinuate they are the same ? Or is it 'different' if one doesn't have a prescription and abuses it ? Or has the prescription and doesn't take them correctly? I am really curious if there is an actual difference, do I abuse it because I am physically dependent on it, as I am sertraline ?
Lydia @ Addiction Blog
Friday, October 20th, 2017

Hi Chelsea. Physically dependent and addiction are totally different things. Addiction is a psychological brain disease when you fill that you can't live without the drug. In both states you may experience withdrawal symptoms. I suggest that you consult with your doctor before stop taking Adderall.
kayla
Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

is taking 10 mg twice a week enough to produce pretty severe withdrawal symptoms? im wonderin gif that is why i feel like this or if i have mono or something
mac
Friday, November 24th, 2017

Hi is it possible to experience brain fog and sleep disorders 7 months after quitting adderall cold turkey?
Lydia @ Addiction Blog
Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

Hi Mac. Yes. Those symptoms are called post-acute withdrawal syndrome.