Adderall Addictions – Schedule II Controlled Substance is Highly Addictive

Introduced in 1966, Adderall is a pyschostimulant used to treat a variety of disorders, including attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder and narcolepsy. Adderall is comprised of mixed amphetamine salts and is classified as a Schedule II controlled substance. As such, the potential for Adderall addictions and abuse is high.

One tool used by addictions researchers to track trends is to study online query behaviors. By quantifying and graphing internet searches for addictive substances, such as Adderall, addictions specialists can better focus on trends, developments, treatment and recovery initiatives.

Significant Number of Searches for Side Effects of Adderall Addiction

The side effects of Adderall addiction include increased irritability, hyperactivity, personality changes and aggression. Graph 1 below clearly indicates that the side effects of Adderall addiction are a popular concern among internet users. With almost 26,000 searches a year, “side effects of Adderall addiction” was the 10th most commonly searched phrase related to the word “Adderall”.

Similar phrases also received considerable interest – “Adderall addiction” (11,101) and “Adderall overdose” (10,883). However, as evidenced by nine more popular phrases in Graph 1, it is not “Adderall addiction” that is foremost on the minds of internet searchers.

Adderall Addictions Research - Prevalent Search Topics - Graph 1

(Continued on Graph 3 at the bottom of this page)

Top 30 two and three word combinations



  estimated searches/year across all search engines     
 9,000  220,000
adderall xr    208057
buy adderall    193651
adderall online    97860
adderall without a prescription    62370
prescription adderall    58883
buy adderall online    46316
adderall prescription    40307
adderall abuse    38428
adderall no prescription    33879
side effects of adderall    25573
snorting adderall    24464
adderall withdrawal    17544
adderall without prescription    16229
buy adderall no prescription    15485
adderall for sale    15333
adderall snort    15330
generic adderall    15097
pharmacy adderall    14828
order adderall    14702
online pharmacy adderall    14601
buy adderall with mastercard    12848
adderall online without prescription    12412
adderall addiction    11101
adderall and zoloft    10952
adderall overdose    10883
adderall during pregnancy    10773
adderall patch    10221
adderall pictures    9502
adderall medication    9491
freebasing adderall    9490
9,000 220,000

Internet Users Looking to Buy Adderall Without a Prescription

Judging from the query numbers in Graph 1, buying Adderall online seems to be the major preoccupation of internet searchers when it comes to general Adderall searches. With 62,370 occurrences, the phrase “Adderall without a prescription” received 36,797 more searches than the phrase “side effects of Adderall addiction”.

In Graph 2, the word “buy” (193,651) is the fourth mostly common searched word in the entire study. Unfortunately, it appears the internet is a source through which Adderall users feed their addiction.

Adderall - Prevalent Words and Concepts Study - Graph 2

Top 100 words used in Adderall searches
(Top 1000 can be found at Top 100 Adderall exact phrases and top 1,000 concepts/words. - Graph 5)



  estimated searches/year across all search engines     
 0  2400000
adderall    2257683
prescription    238811
xr    208062
buy    198057
side    128631
online    120813
abuse    48907
how    39466
snorting    28303
withdrawal    24789
snort    22217
drug    21655
long    20875
order    19198
pharmacy    19183
loss    16925
generic    16516
weight    16326
sale    15625
what    14301
rx    13438
pregnancy    13130
mastercard    12850
term    12652
pictures    11825
dosages    11686
misuse    11684
zoloft    11526
mexico    11192
addiction    11107
overdose    11056
dosage    10683
meth    10492
system    10360
patch    10246
test    10027
medication    9721
pills    9571
freebasing    9490
perscription    8428
vs    8297
smoking    8183
add    8087
purchase    8083
smoke    8032
get    7823
alternative    7748
mg    7645
dexedrine    7528
20    7348
symptoms    7321
buying    6668
soda    6655
baking    6655
blog    6546
taking    6122
adult    5976
make    5801
anxiety    5587
show    5585
affects    5570
amphetamine    5463
foreign    4991
take    4852
assistance    4746
line    4607
xl    4573
work    4397
ritalin    4386
alcohol    4386
injecting    4380
dangers    4344
presciption    4314
10mg    3970
children    3722
addicted    3655
metabolism    3651
foods    3644
depression    3612
testing    3580
patient    3541
adults    3508
college    3452
program    3287
from    3117
stay    3067
free    3006
chemical    3002
wellbutrin    2967
cheap    2957
prices    2925
look    2924
life    2924
avoid    2924
erowid    2921
half    2921
where    2834
consultation    2652
as    2640
concerta    2597
fda    2597
0 2400000

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Adderall - Prevalent Search Topics, Continued - Graph 3

Top 31 - 100 two and three word combinations
(Top 30 are in Graph 1 above)



  estimated searches/year across all search engines     
 2,000  8300
adderall pills    8107
smoke adderall    8032
adderall rx    8030
smoking adderall    7885
purchase adderall    7554
alternative to adderall    7300
adderall meth    7300
adderall in your system    7300
drug adderall    7023
adderall and dexedrine    6934
snort adderall    6862
buying adderall    6668
adderall online prescription    6580
buying adderall online    6572
adderall misuse    6571
adderall and baking soda    6570
adderall xr dosages    6570
adderall blog    6546
get adderall    6533
adderall dosage    6285
adderall and weight    6148
adderall in mexico    5914
adderall and weight loss    5843
taking adderall    5841
adderall xr abuse    5769
adderall weight loss    5389
adderall mexico    5134
what is adderall    5128
buy adderall xr    5126
adderall amphetamine    5116
misuse of adderall    5113
adderall dosages    5110
how to smoke adderall    5110
adderall drug    4906
how to get adderall    4819
adderall on line    4602
adderall xl    4569
purchase adderall online    4403
how does adderall work    4382
adderall no perscription    4382
adderall and anxiety    4380
buy adderall pills    4380
adderall without rx    4088
adderall foreign    4088
adderall and withdrawal    4015
adderall order    3760
make adderall    3658
buy adderall without prescription    3656
addicted to adderall    3654
how to make adderall    3654
order adderall online    3654
buy adderall foreign    3650
injecting adderall    3650
adderall metabolism    3650
adderall for weight loss    3359
adderall and alcohol    3296
how long does adderall    2999
adderall 20    2936
abuse adderall    2931
adderall 20 mg    2930
affects of adderall    2930
abuse adderall xr    2923
adderall 10mg    2922
side affects of adderall    2921
withdrawal symptoms of adderall    2920
adderall xr prices    2920
how to take adderall    2920
add adderall    2706
adderall adult    2652
dangers of adderall    2637
2,000 8300