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Adderall Statistics And 2022 Shortage

Adderall is hard to find at some pharmacies following a labor shortage at the largest U.S. supplier. In 2022, labor shortage have made it more difficult to get medication. Adderall is one of the drugs that has been effected.

Analysis of google trends data shows that ADD Management has been A Breakout Search Query in 2022 increasing to All-Time Interest levels.

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Adderall Misuse Statistics

Adderall misuse, abuse, and addiction is shockingly common.

We conducted a statistical analysis of google search trends and found that people searching for “Adderall withdrawal” is an extremely popular topic.

In Fact, the amount of people that search Adderall withdrawal on google has increased by 170% in recent years. Here is a further breakdown of Adderall statistics.

  • Of Male College Students Abuse Adderall: 14.6%
  • Of College Women Abuse Adderall: 8.8%
  • Higher misuse rate among college students than their non-college peers:11.1%
  • In 2012, almost 16 million prescriptions for stimulants like Adderall were written which is almost triple the amount prescribed in 2008.

Anyone can become dependent on it after using it for prolonged periods, even after using it in the way prescribed. It is estimated that over 100,000 people per year seek addiction treatment as a result of misusing Adderall. Once you become addicted, attempts to quit may cause Adderall withdrawal.

Why Adderall Is Important?

Adderall is a psychostimulant drug that’s used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. Adderall is a combination of two amphetamine salts: dextroamphetamine and levoamphetamine. Amphetamines stimulate the nervous system, which can lead to increased alertness, wakefulness, and improved focus.

Adderall Demand Statistics

Adderall is a medication stat treats ADHD which is a neurodevelopmental condition marked by inattentiveness, impulsivity and/or hyperactivity that is severe enough to interfere with school, work, and other aspects of life.

  • The CDC estimates, based on data from 2016 to 2019, that approximately 10% of children are diagnosed with it, with boys more likely to receive a diagnosis.
  • Almost 16 million prescriptions for Stimulants like Adderall were written in 2012, approximately triple the amount written in 2008.
  • 116,000 Adderall users admitted to drug and alcohol rehab
  • College students are twice as likely to abuse Adderall than their peers who aren’t in college.

Adderall and other stimulant drugs are a common and effective way of managing ADHD symptoms but that doesn’t mean everyone should take adderall. The amount of prescriptions for Adderall has increased at an alarming rate.

Adderall Shortage Statistics

From analyzing google trends data, we were able to find that search queries for New ADHD Medications hit an all-time high at the same time the Adderall shortage was announced, increasing by over 550%.

Adderall Shortage 2022New ADHD Medication 2022

Search queries for new ADHD medication also rose in conjunction with the shortage reaching its all-time high-interest level.

New Adhd Medication 2022

This content is verified and moderated by Dr. Brendan Bickley

This content is verified and moderated by Dr. Brendan Bickley

Dr. Bickley graduated from U.C. Irvine with honors: Phi Beta Kappa, Golden Key International Honor Society, Cum Laude. He has been featured on national radio and print media. He is also a frequent lecturer at National Conferences. He holds an A.S. degree in Drug & Alcohol Studies, and two B.A. degrees in Criminology & Psychology, and masters and doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology. He is a licensed California Drug & Alcohol Counselor Level II, a licensed Clinical Supervisor and is certified in treating Eating Disorders.

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