Adderall is a stimulant that is typically prescribed to people who suffer from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or ADHD. It is actually a combination of two other stimulant drugs: amphetamine and dextroamphetamine. Adderall is available as a tablet and as an extended release capsule.
Adderall works by increasing the levels of dopamine in the brain. The usual effects are alertness and increased focus. Some studies have also found promising results in using Adderall to address the symptoms of narcolepsy.
Some people who take Adderall despite not having ADHD because it produces a feeling of euphoria on top of increasing their focus and improving their ability to think. Adderall has found a captive market among university students who are looking to get better grades or improve their academic performance. Adderall is considered a designer drug because of its high potential for abuse and addiction. Long term abuse of adderall can actually cause psychosis, so people should be careful when using this drug.