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I Am Addicted to Adderall

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    I'm a little worried about myself.

    I have pretty bad ADD, and without my adderall I have a hard time getting things done. When I was pregnant I was a hot mess. My doctor has me on 20mg 2x a day, and when I'm out of adderall I'm Ok, I don't try to find more I just deal with it until it's time for me to get a new...
    ben873 ben873 31-35, F 2 Responses May 2

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    Bittersweet Haze With The Devil

    Hello, I am 17 years old and a girl, in her senior year at high school. My relationship with Adderall has been a Bittersweet haze. My diagnosis is unclear, doctors are not sure whether I have Bipolar and ADHD. I remember the first time I walked into my first doctor’s office...
    tumblingls tumblingls 18-21 2 Responses Nov 16, 2012

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    I have been abusing Adderall ever

    since my best friend introduced it to me in the 8th grade. I am now in college and more addicted than ever. I am not afraid to admit that I have a serious problem that I need to get a hold of. I have tried so many times to quit and I just cant. When I don't have it, all I want...
    Anne58 Anne58 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 3

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    Hopeless?

    First experienced adderall when i was 14. First 5 hours were great, but i totally overdid it and had some sort of episode the rest of the night where i couldn't breathe right, speak, move, sleep. I was convinced i was dying. Didn't have my second encounter until i was 16. I then...
    Searchingsoul9 Searchingsoul9 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 29, 2012

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    getting close to the end of my script ND its

    scary because I know what's to come.. I get angry so easily even though I am still taking them I am not happy.. during the day I am but the come down I am so miserable hope this will all end
    Shorti125 Shorti125 26-30, F 5 Responses Jan 15

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    It all started when I went back to see my

    doctor just to get back on my depression pills and anxiety pills.. I told him how I couldn't focus I always missed places things.. I would clean all day an realize I didn't get anything don't.. I was so hyper by the end of the day I was so exhausted.. Which wasn't good because I...
    Shorti125 Shorti125 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 6, 2014

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    Chronicle Of An Adderall Addict

    This is my story. (Originally posted as a response to this this thread http://www.experienceproject.com/stories/Am-Addicted-To-Adderall/3273866 )  The urgency to stop doing Adderall becomes more apparent every time I do them.  And every time I do them I say, "what the hell is...
    Addicteded Addicteded 36-40, M 11 Responses Jul 10, 2013

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    I go through adderall binges every month

    when I get my script filled and it starts a roller-coaster of feeling miserable. I will take up to 10 20 mg ir throughout the day then smoke up to 2 packs of cigarettes also them of course I cannot not sleep so I do like I did last night I took 2 lunesta, probably 20 benadryl...
    PGBRAT14 PGBRAT14 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 19

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    Everyday I wonder what's the point.

    My medicine has turned me into someone I don't know anymore. I have taken my Adderall for so long, that I have forgotten what real joy feels like. All of moments of happiness, joy, accomplishment, they were fueled by a chemical substance. I don't know what it feels like to be me...
    captureyourmind captureyourmind 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 10

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    Productive Junkies

    I'm just going to come forth with my anomosity.  Every coke head out there also feels 'on point' when they get a fix.  Speed is speed.  Adderall is not a godsend, just a very convincing lie.  For all of us who have become hooked on this chemical, this...
    SxDx SxDx 26-30, F 14 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    In highschool I was the same guy you know me

    as now. Sociable, loving, friendly, and always loved being around people and fostering my time and attention in my relationships with friends. School wasn’t my favorite, but I was able to get by. Did the busy work, bullshitted my papers, and got through “studying for exams...
    blaabs blaabs 22-25, M 2 Responses Feb 3, 2014

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    I am a 27 year old male with an amazing life

    and wonderful family all thanks to Adderall... Or at least that's what I want to believe. Is adderall really helping me or is it ultimately ruining my life without me even noticing. Let me explain in the shortest way possible, please bare with me and take the time to read my...
    Cragan61 Cragan61 26-30, M 2 Responses Feb 28

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    I'm 21 years old about to graduate college.

    I wasted the last two years of my life abusing adderall/vyvanse. I started taking it for different reasons...school...appetite suppressant...energy booster, etc. I never actually needed it, just wanted it and getting the prescription was a breeze. I have never regretted...
    lifesajourney2014 lifesajourney2014 22-25, F 4 Responses Sep 2, 2014

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    Ok just got off of a 3 day adderall binge

    and I am mad at myself for even doing it but I did take the step and flushed the rest down the toilet. so far this morning I am ok I just started Paxil today and so far that is going ok. I am going to try and stay positive
    PGBRAT14 PGBRAT14 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 16

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    I've been snorting Adderall all weekend.

    Currently, I've been awake for 81 hours straight. I feel like **** and I'm starting to hallucinate. My right ring finger and pinky are totally numb and my fingertips hurt like hell.
    mattCooke02 mattCooke02 16-17, M 3 Responses Apr 27

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    when will these cravings stop I know I am doing

    the right thing by stopping but there is still a part of me that really wants some
    PGBRAT14 PGBRAT14 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    Please Read This Story, If You Suffer From Adderall/vyvanse Addiction.

    I have always been a happy and social person, especially when I was a kid. I was also different, when I was about 11 began to notice I had different sexual interests, basically I was gay. I obviously desperately tried to hide it, but it was very difficult. A lot of kids were very...
    DanVan DanVan 16-17, M 35 Responses Apr 19, 2012

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    Admitting Adderall Addiction

    Seven months ago, I was telling a freind at work about my difficult school semester, how I was having a hard time staying on top of everything. She told me she took Adderall, a pill that helped her with focus and energy. She offered me a couple and the next day, I took one. I...
    lynnekay11 lynnekay11 22-25 7 Responses Sep 7, 2011

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    meds4sale44 meds4sale44 22-25, M 7 Responses Jun 2, 2010

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    hmm so this may be the only solution to my

    problem with over consuming my meds other then quitting them. I am currently on Ritalin 60 mg a day. I also take 1 mg of Ativan when the Ritalin wears off and it helps illeviate the bodily discomfort but im still super depressed and fried, leading me to take more of both drugs...
    nickrosenbery nickrosenbery 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 19, 2014

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    Adderall has caused nothing

    but problems for me in the long run. You feel great for 1 day then depressed the next 2? No. Don't even get me started on addy binges...
    TheOnetheOnly8414 TheOnetheOnly8414 18-21, M Jul 3

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    so I been trying my hardest to stop over doing

    it on my adderall. I'm starting to get sick of this feeling all the time. hardly sleep I feel like a zombie my muscles hurt from moving around so much. the stress is getting to me really bad .I need to do this for my daughter I don't want something to happen to me or she grows...
    Shorti125 Shorti125 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 4

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    Sooo I ****** up and went way overboard with my

    pills today... I can't sleep worth ****. Anybody else??
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 30

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    Teeth Grinding Adderall

        Hi I'm New on this...I'm 20years old and I have a Drug Addiction to that one little orange pill to stay awake for the day than the night, then the day the night. I've been on and off Adderall and Ritalin for the past 7 or 8 years now,  got back on Adderall...
    MorphineXxLipsxX MorphineXxLipsxX 18-21, F 5 Responses Oct 18, 2009

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    It's way too easy. Too easy to find a doctor,

    to get diagnosed, to get a prescription written. Say it's not working enough and they'll bump up the dose, no questions asked. Need a little kick start? Just ask for something else. Run out of pills? There's definitely someone a phone call away who will sell you some. It all...
    goodbyebluesky goodbyebluesky 22-25 3 Responses Aug 5, 2014

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    it is mind blowing to me how much cheaper it is

    to have prescriptions for different drugs versus going through a dealer. I used to spend 15 dollars for 5, 1mg Ativan, 30 dollars for 10 20mg Ritalin LA (long acting), 40 dollars for 10 20mg Ritalin IR (instant release) and 20 dollars for 5 vicodin 750s. now that I have...
    nickrosenbery nickrosenbery 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 23, 2014

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    I'm a recovering adderall addict

    and I want to share my story with all you people. If you think you may have a problem with adderall then read along and see if you identify with my story. If you finish reading this and think you have a problem, rest assured that there is a solution. When I was in 4th grade I...
    SlammyDe SlammyDe 18-21, M Mar 28

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    Addicted For 4 Years, Dont Know Where My Life Is Going, I Need Help

    So I've taken adderall for 4 years now and it has changed my life ever since. During highschool I could never stay focused or awake throughout the day and many of my friends had already been taking it since middle school so I never thought of it as a big deal. I always had some...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Nov 27, 2013

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    Life After Adderall

    Life goes on. Must be approaching my second month without this crap. So easy to quit. Cancelled Doc appointment and stayed broke. Apparently this is the secret to quitting. Having my oldest brother and employer take his own life provided distraction for sure . I have yet to...
    bob237 bob237 41-45 2 Responses Nov 20, 2013

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    I Can Barely Function With Or Without It

    I feel like such a failure
    amortize amortize 22-25, F 5 Responses Oct 7, 2013

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    I have experienced nearly everything written on

    here, exactly. This drug is a soul crusher. I too, discovered it through a friend. I literally wondered how I had not known about something that filled every void in my life. I was able to be an amazing, fun mommy. I was outgoing, didn't lay around anymore. My depression was...
    fixyou4 fixyou4 36-40, F 2 Responses Jun 25, 2014

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    Right now I am obligated to take all of my

    medications as prescribed, as my probation orders it, but it makes me extremely anxious, especially on comedowns, and it occasionally gives me some kind of excited delirium or psychosis! I'll delude myself and live in pure paranoia for days on end (as pointed out by multiple...
    aj1996 aj1996 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 4, 2014

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    My World Revolves Around Adderall...

    I am terribly addicted to adderall. My life has turned into an unhealthy, hellish cycle; fill my script, binge until its gone (10 days +/-), crash into a dark and debilitating state of withdrawal, recover to a basic functioning level, refill RX asap, repeat. Oh refill day is...
    cherrysnthesnow cherrysnthesnow 26-30, F 9 Responses Nov 7, 2012

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    I've only started taking it about 8 months ago.

    The first was 30mg xr, the rush was crazy and I got so much work done. Afterward I got a script, 20mg ir, you know for school. Work and school became my life, the only time I wouldn't take adderall was when I spent time with my boyfriend, but after months passed I found myself...
    chelle3163 chelle3163 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 14

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    As Of Now...Feb 2013

    Another member inspired me to post an update ;)Yes, i still get my rx refilled every month (religiously and usually early). Yes, I still take a months supply within an average of 10-14 days. Yes, still experience a debilitating withdrawal.However, I have held a job that ive grown...
    cherrysnthesnow cherrysnthesnow 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 5, 2013

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    I have been on Adderall

    for 12 years and have been abusing it heavily for 4 years. Every month is the same now, I get my pills and live a happy week followed by an at home detox where I sleep for a week straight then wait two miserable weeks of Adderall until I can get my next script filled. I can't...
    nessagirl82 nessagirl82 31-35, F 2 Responses May 18

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    Adderal Is Satan

      If you're currently about to read my post, and typed in my title than you're probably in SEVERE mental pain as well.  I have battled with ADD, anxiety and depression now for 11 years. I have seen so many medications, none of which have really ever helped, but more just...
    addictionPain addictionPain 26-30, M 16 Responses Aug 26, 2011

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    Adderall Addiction

    I am addicted to Adderall. I am a drug addict & 26-year old male who is hopelessly addicted to our little round, or football- shaped, 30mg orange friends. AND LOVIN' IT!!!! Now wait just a minute before you criticize..... While on Adderall (of which I've been...
    Kleen Kleen 26-30, M 41 Responses Nov 21, 2007

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    I've taken Adderall for nearly eight years.

    I want to quit so badly. I used to be fun and creative. I used to have friends. I used to love socializing. Adderall was a miracle when I first started it. I was 15, by the way. Just 10mg of Adderall XR was enough to make me say, "It's like I can see all the colors now." There...
    Alanameyers89 Alanameyers89 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 30, 2014

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    ya know... they say the first step of coming to

    terms with addiction is denial. then the other stages follow. but I think the lowest point is when you've finally reached acceptance and you just lay down like a dog and keep doing what you're trained to do. I've finally accepted im an addict and yet I don't WANT to change.
    nickrosenbery nickrosenbery 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 15, 2014

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    I've been taking adderal recreationally

    and I've lost my mind. I have lost friends because of it, I can't stop crying, and I'm making decisions that I know will sabatage me. I'm digging myself in a hole, but I can only see the light when I'm on adderal
    straylay straylay 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 30

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    is there anybody who has actually quit Adderall

    after using it? It's ruining my life and I want to stop but I just can't… Please help me.
    cherBearCJ cherBearCJ 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    Honestly, I think it is almost impossible not

    to get addicted to Adderall. It's the perfect drug: motivation, weight loss, better grades, increased dopamine, and it's much easier to get than other drugs. But its perfection is the worst part. It helps so much and improves your life (at first) in every way. Until it wears...
    xmer831x xmer831x 16-17, F 7 Responses Mar 27, 2014

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    I got my prescription

    for adderall when I was going through a bad marriage. I am now divorced from him, engaged to the most wonderful man who makes me happier than I ever thought possible. We have a 1 year old daughter and he has a 14 year old son from a previous relationship. My life is better than...
    jmh816 jmh816 26-30, F 5 Responses Aug 18, 2014

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    I have been on adderall 7 years.

    Am now 23.Anyone been on it as long? Or around my age?
    trentphuzz trentphuzz 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 1, 2014

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    was an am still addicted to adall I get it with

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    drodre40 drodre40 26-30, T Feb 2