Adderall is a brand name for the combination drug, dextroamphetamine and amphetamine – a prescription stimulant drug for treating attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Like other stimulants, including Ritalin, Concerta, and illicit stimulants like methamphetamine, Adderall can sometimes be misused for its side effects.
Adderall is available by prescription. But it is also bought and sold through the black market, with an average cost that ranges from less than a dollar to $35 per pill.
What Factors Can Affect The Street Cost Of Adderall?
The cost of Adderall sold on the street can vary according to a wide range of factors, similar to other common prescription drugs of abuse, such as opioids and benzodiazepines.
Factors commonly known to affect street drug prices include:
- quantity purchased
- local availability
- generic vs. brand name
- local drug laws
- supply and demand
- formulation (e.g. Adderall vs. Adderall XR)
Average Price Of Street Adderall
Adderall is sold on the black market across the United States. Drug prices can range from $0.33 to $35 per pill.
Average cost of street Adderall, by dosage (in milligrams):
- 5 mg: $2.50 to $15 per pill
- 10 mg: $3 to $10 per pill
- 15 mg: $2 to $10 per pill
- 20 mg: $5 to $20 per pill
- 25 mg: $10 to $30 per pill
- 30 mg: $5 to $35 per pill
Data on the average cost of prescription drugs and illicit drugs may not be reflective of all local drug markets. The actual cost of Adderall where you live may vary.
Why Do People Buy Adderall?
Adderall is a central nervous system (CNS) stimulant that can have addictive effects when misused – that is, taken in any way other than as prescribed by a doctor.
When abused, Adderall can cause euphoria, a rush of energy, loss of appetite, increased focus, and other drug effects.
Other common prescription drugs of abuse include:
- oxycodone (OxyContin, Percocet)
- hydrocodone (Vicodin)
- hydromorphone (Dilaudid)
- alprazolam (Xanax)
- diazepam (Valium)
- clonazepam (Klonopin)
Over time, Adderall abuse can have negative consequences. This can harm physical health, mental health, and disrupt your way of life, including work and relationships.
Treatment For Adderall Abuse And Addiction
Drug addiction treatment may be needed for people who abuse Adderall chronically and develop physical dependence and/or a psychological addiction to Adderall.
Treatment options for Adderall abuse include:
Get Help For Adderall Addiction In Massachusetts
At Bedrock Recovery Center, we offer a range of prescription drug abuse treatment options, including rehab programs for people addicted to Adderall.
Overcoming addiction is possible. Call our helpline today for more information about our treatment options for Adderall abuse.
- Canadian Medical Association — The street value of prescription drugs https://www.cmaj.ca/content/cmaj/159/2/139.full.pdf
- Radar Systems — StreetRX https://www.radars.org/radars-system-programs/streetrx.html
- U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) — Prescription Stimulants DrugFacts https://nida.nih.gov/publications/drugfacts/prescription-stimulants