There’s a rising tide of drug addiction in the state of Michigan with regards to prescription drugs addiction and abuse.  Adderall is one of these drugs that is being abused on a regular basis in Michigan. People love using this drug because it gives them an energy buzz, helps them think clearly and the high it gives someone using it illegally.

The penalties a person can face for illegally using or for possession of adderall include:

  • Loss of your professional license if you work as a pharmacist, pharmacy assistant, doctor, nurse, lawyer, or teacher
  • Loss of your driver’s license
  • A permanent criminal record that can affect your ability to get or keep a job
  • Effects on your immigration status if you’re a non-U.S. citizen, including loss of your visa or green card, denial of citizenship, or deportation
  • Loss of eligibility for federal financial aid for college

Amphetamine is a type of alkaloid. Amphetamine is a class of drugs that raise energy, dopamine levels, mood, energy and suppress appetite. Possession of Adderall is also used to enhance physical and mental performance. Possession of Adderall is also used to help someone improve their attention span. Repeated use of these kinds of drugs can cause delusions, paranoia and even psychosis. It can also cause insomnia and heart palpitations.

Physicians recently have been prescribing certain amphetamines, such as Ritalin and Adderall, on a regular basis to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (“ADHD”). However, many students swear by addy (short of Adderall) because it helps them sharpen their cognitive skills and keeps them from getting fatigued. Many people take these drugs for “off-label” purposes, ingesting them as study aids, stimulants, and mood enhancers. Adderall is classified as Schedule II drug. The black market demand for Adderall is high, but many people have the drug prescribed to them legally.

Many prescription drugs are in schedules 2 through 5. Because of this, many people who are in possession of Adderall and caught by the police are now facing felony charges. The maximum penalty someone will get for this kind of offense up to two years in prison under Michigan law and a $2,000 fine or both. A person is also going to be facing a suspension of their driving privileges if they get convicted for possession of Adderall.

If you have any questions related to criminal charges and Adderall, please call Shawn today at 616-438-6719!

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