Adderall as a Schedule II Controlled Substance
Adderall, along with most other stimulants, is a Schedule II controlled substance. This means that Adderall has a legitimate medical purpose, but it is very likely to be abused (see Adderall Abuse for more information)
. Because it is a Schedule II controlled substance, there are special rules for Adderall. Prescriptions for Adderall must be written in "hard copy" form (they cannot be phoned or faxed to a pharmacy). Also, Adderall prescriptions cannot have any refills (you must get a new prescription each month).
All the special rules and "red tape" surrounding the use of Adderall may seem inconvenient, but they were put in place to prevent abuse of medications like Adderall. There may be other rules that your healthcare providers must follow for Adderall, depending on the laws of your particular state.