The Adderall Withdrawal Timeline Chart

How long does withdrawal from Adderall last? A VISUAL GUIDELINE that outlines common symptoms by day and week.

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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.

The Adderall Withdrawal Timeline Chart

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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

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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
About the author
Lee Weber is a published author, medical writer, and woman in long-term recovery from addiction. Her latest book, The Definitive Guide to Addiction Interventions is set to reach university bookstores in early 2019.
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