STOP right now! Its not worth it! I need help! And every single thing on here that everyone has ever wrote about adderall is all correct not even to be exagerated. I thoguht since it was presscriped it was ok. Shortly after I started figuring out that this is not normal and it was most likely not something I want to mess around with even if my dr prescribed it to me. But I was way too far gone by that point. Now 10yrs later, I can see and hear myself to the kind of damage I may be having on my girls. ITs just got to be worse over these last months.
And whats even more torturing is that I have no one to tal to about this. I have been with my husband now for 8 yrs and have managed to keep this addiction from him the whole time! Crazy as it seems but he doesnt know that I need a little orange pill just to accomplish any 1 little thing as a duty as a wife and mother. I am depressed, in the worst way you can think of. PLease anyone if you have any advice or anything on how and what i can do to begin this process and kicking this addiction please let me know.
I dont know if he will even still love me after I stop taking them, he as only ever known me while I have been taking them
I need to do it for my me, I need to do it for my family, for my precious little girls who need their mommy.
Hi Trista. While I’ve only been on ADD medication for 7 months, I feel that I’ve reached the same personal hell you talk about. Jumping out of a plane without a parachute is the best example I can think to describe just how fast and hard I hit bottom as a result of the pills. While it feels like I’m still falling, I’m doing everything in my power to get off this drug and make changes for the better. One of the things I’m noticing that is helping me, is helping others. It gives me a lot of self-satisfaction, I guess. I’m not in the best place to be giving out advice, but I feel compelled to help you, if even in the smallest way.
You mentioned you have no one to talk to about this. I think the first and best person to talk to is your husband. It may sound crazy but if anyone is likely to be understanding (even in least), it will be him. A support structure is key to recovery in addiction and what better person than your soul-mate? He committed himself to you in marrying and having two kids with you. Given that, it’s very likely he will still be committed to helping you overcome this, however hard it be. It won’t be easy for either of you, I’m sure, but it’s better for you, your relationship, and your family.
It may not provide much immediate results, but it puts me in a positive mindset one really needs to help themselves
This motivation to break free of my addiction has just come about in the last few weeks but I’m already realizing that it would be impossible for me to do it alone. I need people to know. I’ve told a couple friends, I’m working on telling my family, and I’ll be talking to my psychiatrist too.
Thank you to everyone for posting on this site. I’ve been taking adderall for over 3 years and I feel like I’ve lost control. I am scared to stop, but I want to.