Skip to comments.Adderall Addiction: Lessons from a Son's Suicide
Posted on 10/22/2013 1:01:21 PM PDT by huldah1776
Fourteen million young people between the ages of 20 and 40 take the prescription drug Adderall, or one like it, to treat Attention Deficit Disorder.
Many who take it and even those who prescribe it believe it's helpful, or at least harmless.
But that's not always the case. For Richard Fee, his Adderall addiction led to his suicide.
(Excerpt) Read more at cbn.com ...
We have a drugged society. It makes you vote for Marxists.
Could have been the Adderall, could have been schizophrenia.
14 million? That would be about 5% of the population. 5 in 100 people? It shouldn’t be 5 in 10,000. That makes me think of the old TV show “The Weakest Link”. We sure are growing a flock of weak links. Trying to make productive citizens out of a pack of pill heads is probly not do-able. Does this qualify them for a Kenyan check for disabobblebility?
speaking as a mother of 3 son 4 grandson ... the schools give ultimatum put em on drugs or they cant remain in this school.
almost all boys on these meds
That's because they act like boys. I'm glad I escaped school a long time ago.
WOW! I swear to you I was just saying that yesterday to my brother, we watching TV and it was just one commercial after another for drugs...Drugs drugs drugs and I was saying is it any wonder people vote for commies? The majority of the population is freakin’ wasted!
"Class, repeat after me- Communism GOOD! Capitalism BAD!"
"Communism GOOD! Capitalism is BAD!"
I'm going with stupidity. This stupid adult decided on his own to lie to not one doctor but two to get his high and look where it got him. No sympathy for him. Not much sympathy for his parents. Yes, he was their son and they loved him and wanted to help but when parents sleep behind locked doors - no.
I do have sympathy to a certain extent because I constantly consider the option of taking any and all kinds of legal drugs there are in order to make myself numb and not feel anything. It is easy to see the appeal in that, it often seems like the only way to make pain and mental illness go away.
As addictive as cocaine? Really? "Addictive" means there are withdrawal symptoms. I've been on it for years. So has my adult daughter. Sometimes she or I will run out of it before we can get to the doctor for a new prescription (since the law requires a fresh, written, non-electronic prescription, no renewals). Days or even weeks go by before we can get a new prescription. We might be a little more sleepy, less energetic and focused, less attentive and on the ball, but we don't have withdrawal symptoms, go into convulsions, rob the pharmacy, shoot up a school, or have an emotional breakdown.
I’m a straight crackhead junkie who cleaned up. I am no longer “actively addicted”. I am very careful to take no mood altering medications from doctors, too, because it doesn’t matter the source: It’s still dope.
I suppose I am going to have to work through that myself, at the moment, I often feel that simply taking enough mood altering meds to completely numb myself is the only way to make the pain and anger go away, that nothing else works. I am someone who could be classified as having ADD and Tourettes and being on the autism spectrum and so that may be while I often feel like numbing myself with mood and mind altering drugs is the only real solution.
just quoting the article. must addiction come with severe withdrawal?
sorry, here is the quote :
Adderall is a Class 2 Narcotic, an amphetamine similar to cocaine. It can be very addictive.
I automatically put the two sentences together, similar to cocaine and can be very addictive. that’s why I am not an editor.
I guess it all depends on quantity, too. higher, higher, higher! The kid didn’t need it, either. That was the main point of the article. Kids lie to get it from the doc.
That’s a good question. Aren’t there different kinds of additiction, one where your body craves the drug and will go thru withdrawal and the other where you’re psychologically hooked on something?
I agree. After reading the article, it appeared the young man had signs of mental instability.
Adderall maybe, but maybe not.
Until it becomes a problem.
I am just like you, except for a few of the medical/mental things. I needed to numb. It stopped working -- sure, I got numb, but it no longer helped.
There seems to have been an underlying depression as well. Perhaps he started using the Adderall because it made him feel “better.” Nonetheless, the behavior described seems to be much more than an adderall addiction.
It sounds as if they are in denial about other issues. I am not faulting them because for them it is all about facing each day without their son.