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Vyvanse addiction treatment that actually works

We’ve helped individuals and families overcome substance abuse and addiction for more than a decade through a continuum of care that begins at inpatient and outpatient treatment and stays with them for a lifetime with education, resources, and ongoing counseling and support needed to sustain recovery.

Our approach combines the expertise of board-certified medical and psychological specialists with the compassion and care of licensed therapists, nurses, and other professionals. This is what sets us apart and makes our approach more effective than traditional 12-step programs.

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Call today and get help. Our Vyvanse addiction treatment experts are here for you.


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To treat addiction to Vyvanse and other similar substances, evidence shows that a combination of proven therapies and pharmacological intervention is the most effective approach to restore normal function to the brain, address any underlying issues, and allow patients to return to a stable and productive life.

Medical detox is the safest way to clear the body of substances and allow patients to commit fully to their recovery. Patients are carefully monitored by our 24/7 medical staff, and in some cases may be prescribe medications to help with unpleasant withdrawal symptoms and keep them on track and able to participate in their program.

Through therapy and counseling, the psychological aspects of Vyvanse dependency can be better understood by the patient and addiction can be completely overcome.

Counseling may be individual or group-oriented and may also include the family. Continuing care programs are also available, as they are essential to provide counseling and continued support over a number of years.

Effective behavioral treatments for can be administered in a residential or outpatient setting.

A Vyvanse addiction treatment plan may include:

  • Medication Management using anti-addiction medications
  • Individual counseling
  • Group therapy
  • Family therapy sessions
  • Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP)
  • Supportive Outpatient Programs (SOP)
  • Maintenance Outpatient Programs (MOP)
  • Holistic treatment services

A range of treatment options based on you

Each person’s path to addiction is unique with different neurological, emotional, social and environmental contributing factors. That’s why the Enterhealth journey to recovery is personalized to meet individuals and families where they are. Whether you need immersive inpatient care or outpatient treatment, we offer a range of evidence-based treatment options and innovative therapies. Enterhealth is the only facility with highly trained on-site addiction specialists, including PhDs, MDs and Master’s Level Therapists, who coordinate care at every stage. Because we understand the science behind addiction, we are best equipped to assess and treat individuals and families. Contact us to see why we’re the only facility with an 84% success rate.



Enterhealth Ranch offers inpatient care that’s on your side, not on the clock. It’s a nurturing environment where treatment is highly personalized and intensified. Every patient has a private room and 24/7 access to addiction trained specialists who use evidence-based treatments and comprehensive care, including medical detox, in-depth medical and psychological assessments, individual and group therapies, life skills and more.

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Enterhealth’s Outpatient Center of Excellence, conveniently located in the Park Cities, is expertly staffed with board-certified addiction specialists. Our comprehensive program is designed for continued recovery care and provides individuals and families the support they need to reconnect with each other and thrive in recovery.

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The Enterhealth Alumni Association offers a unique opportunity for our patients to continue and thrive in their recovery by building relationships through shared experiences. This one-of-a-kind support environment provides a nurturing space where participants can gain understanding, learn from others and continue to rebuild their lives.

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Recovery is one of the most important benefits you can give your employees. Enterhealth provides comprehensive, evidence-based residential and outpatient programs and continued 24/7 technological support with Enterhealth Connect. It’s a tool employees can use to access expert care that fits their schedule for online consultations with highly trained addiction specialists, dynamic content including blogs, podcasts, videos, and continuously updated tools and resources that will aid in their recovery journey.

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How Enterhealth Makes a Difference

“FPO – When I first arrived here, I truly believed I would never be able to function without drugs or alcohol, nor be happy in general ever again. My family did not know how to help me. After being here, I’m a happier person. Laughter comes naturally. I’m repairing relationships I thought were irreparable.”

Hanna (former Enterhealth patient)

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Frequently Asked Questions About Vyvanse Addiction

What is Vyvanse?

Vyvanse is a prescription medication often prescribed to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and binge eating disorder. It is an amphetamine and central nervous system stimulant.

The active ingredient in Vyvanse is lisdexamfetamine, which is a stimulant drug similar to Adderall.

Vyvanse may improve focus for people with inattentive ADHD (or ADD) and decrease impulsivity and hyperactive behavior — which are typical symptoms for many ADHD patients.

How does Vyvanse work?

Like most stimulant ADHD medication, Vyvanse works by increasing levels of dopamine and norepinephrine in the brain. Norepinephrine, a neurotransmitter, increases alertness and attention. Dopamine is a chemical that’s found naturally in the brain and is responsible for feelings of pleasure, but also helps increase your ability to focus.

Together, these substances help those with ADHD by improving their attention span, ability to concentrate, and impulse control.

How long does Vyvanse stay in your system?

Vyvanse is only available in time-release formulation. Its effects typically begin around 1-2 hours after ingestion and last for 10-15 hours, depending on things like body chemistry and how much of the drug a person takes.

After that, Vyvanse is detectable in blood for 6-8 hours. It is detectable in urine for around 3-5 days (again depending on factors like body chemistry and dose), and it is detectable in hair for around a month.

What’s the difference between Vyvanse and Adderall?

Adderall (amphetamine and dextroamphetamine) and Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) are very similar. Both are central nervous system stimulants approved to treat ADHD. Adderall can be obtained in a generic version that’s relatively inexpensive, but Vyvanse is only available as brand-name.

Both drugs are classified as Schedule II controlled substances by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and can only be obtained with a prescription from a physician. The federal government considers both of these drugs to have a significant potential for physical dependence in people who use them and are high-risk potential drugs of abuse.

Adderall comes in an immediate-release form and an extended-release form, while Vyvanse only comes in extended-release. The duration of action for the immediate-release version of Adderall is about 4–6 hours, while the extended-release version lasts about 12 hours. The duration of effects for Vyvanse is about 10–13 hours, though some studies report it is up to 14 hours.

The main difference between the two medications is that Vyvanse is a prodrug, which is a substance that is inactive in the system until enzymes in the body metabolize it and convert it into the active medication. Vyvanse can only be taken orally, whereas Adderall can be ground up and snorted or mixed with water and injected. It also means that the side effects from Vyvanse are considered to be less harsh than with Adderall, and Vyvanse has a lower risk of abuse. In addition, prodrugs like Vyvanse are believed to be absorbed much more efficiently and smoothly due to their biochemistry. When the drug wears off, it is believed to produce fewer negative effects.

What are the side effects and dangers of Vyvanse?

Like all prescription medications, Vyvanse may cause negative side effects even when taking it correctly. The most common side effects associated with Vyvanse include:

  • Decreased appetite
  • Dry mouth
  • Feeling irritable or anxious
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Stomach pain
  • Diarrhea or constipation
  • Sleep problems
  • Blood circulation problems in your fingers and toes

More serious side effects can include:

  • Hallucinations, or seeing or hearing things that aren’t there
  • Delusions, or believing things that aren’t true
  • Paranoia, or having strong feelings of suspicion
  • Increased blood pressure and heart rate
  • Heart attack, stroke, and sudden death (your risk of these problems is higher if you have heart problems or heart disease)

Can you overdose on Vyvanse?

Like other stimulant drugs such as cocaine and meth, misusing Vyvanse is illegal and can have dangerous medical consequences. Taking an excessive amount of Vyvanse or mixing it with other substances such as alcohol or sedatives can result in a life-threatening overdose.

Signs and symptoms of Vyvanse overdose include:

  • Hallucinations
  • Delusions
  • Paranoia
  • Increased blood pressure and heart rate
  • Heart attack, stroke, and sudden death (your risk of these problems is higher if you have heart problems or heart disease)
  • Irregular heart rhythm
  • Cramps in your abdomen
  • Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • Convulsions or coma

Does Vyvanse lead to dependence and withdrawal?

Vyvanse can cause feelings of euphoria or intense happiness when taken in large doses, and as such, has a high potential for abuse and addiction. Some people misuse the drug to get more of these effects, and this overuse often leads to dependence.

With physical and psychological dependence, users need to take Vyvanse just to feel normal. This leads to intense craving for the drug and can drive users to lose control of their actions as they try to acquire more of it. Once someone reaches this point, discontinuing the drug causes withdrawal symptoms.

What are the withdrawal symptoms of Vyvanse?

Withdrawal symptoms can vary in severity and duration depending on the amount of Vyvanse taken and duration of use. Some people use stimulants to counteract the drowsiness or “down” caused by sleeping pills or alcohol. The “up/down” cycle is extremely dangerous and hard on the body.

Stimulant withdrawal can produce profound loss of energy and very intense cravings, which frequently results in relapse back to illicit drug use and even death.

Vyvanse withdrawal symptoms can include:

  • Disorientation
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Abnormally long sleep patterns
  • Irritability
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

How long does Vyvanse withdrawal last?

The type of prescription stimulant used, along with how much and for how long, can greatly affect how long it takes for withdrawal symptoms to subside.

Symptoms during the first week (known as the acute withdrawal phase, or crash) are typically the most difficult. After that, minor symptoms like anxiety and depression, as well as cravings for the drug, may persist for several (3-4) weeks if you’ve been taking Vyvanse for a long time.

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