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adderall and addiction 21 Apr 2021 13:58 #367208

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i have recently based on the advice of my therapist, and in consultation with my rabbis doctor and chavarim, started taking Adderall. i have found that this has helped me tremendously with my struggles. One reason could be is that i escape bc i am frustrated and my first thought is i got to escape. maybe Adderall helps me stick around and actually put in the effort instead of running from the hard work. i was wondering if anyone has had similar experiences. 
i ma not advocating taking drugs without consultation with your doctor

Re: adderall and addiction 21 Apr 2021 14:18 #367210

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easy wrote on 21 Apr 2021 13:58:
i have recently based on the advice of my therapist, and in consultation with my rabbis doctor and chavarim, started taking Adderall. i have found that this has helped me tremendously with my struggles. One reason could be is that i escape bc i am frustrated and my first thought is i got to escape. maybe Adderall helps me stick around and actually put in the effort instead of running from the hard work. i was wondering if anyone has had similar experiences. 
i ma not advocating taking drugs without consultation with your doctor

I can definitely relate. Lust is often a way to just get the dopamine flowing. Addicts are often low on dopamine because of ADHD or the like. How long have you been taking the adderal so far? Glad to hear it's helping.

Re: adderall and addiction 21 Apr 2021 22:49 #367246

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1 month still trying to get the dose right.
another question for those out there.
is it possible that getting addicted to something creates and or severally worsens adhd?

Re: adderall and addiction 22 Apr 2021 13:13 #367274

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easy wrote on 21 Apr 2021 22:49:
1 month still trying to get the dose right.
another question for those out there.
is it possible that getting addicted to something creates and or severally worsens adhd?

Addiction is one of the symptoms (or results) of ADHD. I believe it is a machlokes in the medical world if something can create ADHD. I think most professionals believe it is a condition you are born with, even if it was only diagnosed in adulthood. As far as whether or not addiction worsens ADHD, I would say that addiction makes life harder, and ADHD makes life harder, so working hand-in-hand they can each make the other feel worse I guess...

Re: adderall and addiction 22 Apr 2021 13:15 #367275

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I'm glad that you've been taking the adderall for a full month, and are finding that it helps your struggle. Keep up the good work!

Re: adderall and addiction 22 Apr 2021 16:19 #367287

I find that concerta works better for me.

Re: adderall and addiction 04 May 2021 11:58 #367939

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so why isnt this suggested by a therapist when you go see him and talk about addiction.
i have seen three therapist before this one, one of them an addiction "specialist" and none of them have suggested this.

Re: adderall and addiction 05 May 2021 09:17 #368002

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easy wrote on 04 May 2021 11:58:
so why isnt this suggested by a therapist when you go see him and talk about addiction.
i have seen three therapist before this one, one of them an addiction "specialist" and none of them have suggested this.

Have you been diagnosed with ADHD or something similar? If you have, I would expect that a doctor would recommend medication unless you express a strong adversity to it.
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