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What happens if you drink alcohol while taking Adderall?



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Mixing Adderall with Alcohol:

  • One drink won't hurt, but if you are out drinking with friends or drink every day the two simply don't mix. The alcohol can enhance or take away the effects of the drug.
  • I recently started my prescription for adderall. I take 20 mg xr and I didn't even think about it this evening when we went to a local brew pub party. I'm not much of a drinker, but I did have probably 3-4 glasses, which is more than enough for me, and I experienced no ill side effects. I don't think I am "more alert" than I would have been without taking the adderall, but I am very irritable. I'm usually a "happy" drinker, but when I got home and tried to call my husband at the party, when he didn't answer I became very angry (not normal) and I was hostile. I'm sure that everyone reacts different, and perhaps that wouldn't happen to someone else, but that was a weird enough experience for me to look this up and see what other people say. As for mixing the two, I don't think I would be afraid to do it again, but I might remember that I get angry instead of happy and try to control that.
  • Personally I find that drinking alcohol while taking stimulants isn't a pleasant experience. Instead of feeling happy and fun instead I feel tired, heavy, and slow. I can tell when the alcohol wears off (after drinking only one or two drinks) because I suddenly feel much better. They don't go well together as one is a depressant and the other a stimulant. It's like your brain is a rubber band and being pulled in both directions.