Side Effects of Mixing Cocaine and Adderall

Does Cocaine Affect Adderall?

Adderall and cocaine are both stimulants, which means that mixing Adderall and cocaine can be potentially dangerous and deadly. When you mix Adderall and cocaine, in many ways, your brain goes into overdrive. Individuals experiencing substance abuse issues due to combining these two substances can experience short-term and long-term side effects on their brain and heart, which can cause serious health issues. 

If you or a loved one are struggling with addiction, call WhiteSands Alcohol and Drug Rehab today at (877) 640-7820 to learn how we can help.

Short-Term Side Effects of Cocaine and Adderall

There are immediate short-term effects of mixing Adderall and cocaine. Here are a few examples: 

  • Heart attack 
  • Stroke 
  • An impact on your cardiovascular system 
  • Increases the risk of high blood pressure 
  • Chest pain 

One of the best things you can do if you begin to experience any of these short-term effects of substance abuse is to reach out for help as soon as possible. If there is any possibility that you or a loved one is suffering from an overdose, you must reach out to emergency services for immediate help to avoid any possibility of death or prolonged consequences. 

Learn how to spot the signs of a cocaine addiction here:

Common Signs and Symptoms of Cocaine Addiction

Long-Term Effects of Cocaine and Adderall

The long-term ramifications of this type of substance abuse are much more severe and include the following: 

  • Brain damage 
  • Rapid heart rate resulting in permanent heart damage 
  • Increases the risk of Adderall overdose or cocaine overdose 

The primary way to avoid these long-term risks of mixing cocaine and Adderall is to commit to a drug and alcohol rehab which will help you address your addiction and provide you with the help you need to tackle your substance abuse. 

side effects of mixing cocaine and Adderall

Drug Rehab at WhiteSands

At WhiteSands Alcohol and Drug Rehab, we offer treatment programs to help you address your drug abuse and work through your cocaine or Adderall addiction. Before beginning your treatment program, you may need to work through a cocaine or Adderall detox. You must fully disclose the extent of your addiction when you initially reach out to our treatment team. Detox usually lasts seven days. However, there is a possibility that you may need to spend a more extended period in detox, depending on the extent of your addiction. 

Following detox, you can transition into an inpatient or outpatient treatment program, which will help teach you the tools and resources you need to work through the contributing factors of your addiction. An inpatient treatment program comes with the added benefit of living on our beautiful rehab facility campus, which provides you with around-the-clock care that you may need at this stage of your recovery. You will also be able to interact with others who are working through their own treatment program. 

If you work or go to school, however, you may find that an inpatient treatment program is simply not a good fit. Therefore, you may want to utilize an outpatient treatment program, such as an intensive outpatient program or a partial hospitalization program. These treatment programs are more flexible, are developed around your needs, and try to accommodate your schedule as much as possible. 

If you or someone you know is showing a sign of cocaine addiction or you’re concerned about growing cocaine and amphetamine addiction, we encourage you to reach out to our intake team so you can get the immediate help and care you need. We are also available to help individuals who may be suffering from an opioid addiction or alcohol addiction. Reach out to us today.

If you or a loved one needs help with abuse and/or treatment, please call the WhiteSands Treatment at (877) 855-3470. Our addiction specialists can assess your recovery needs and help you get the addiction treatment that provides the best chance for your long-term recovery.

About the Author

Jackie has been involved in the substance abuse and addiction treatment sector for over five years and this is something that she is truly eager about. She has a passion for writing and continuously works to create informative pieces that not only educate and inform the public about the disease of addiction but also provide solutions for those who struggle with drug and alcohol abuse.