Archive for the ‘Making the Decision to Quit Adderall’ Category
Making the decision to quit Do you really need to quit, or just lower your dose? I generally hear two stories when people tell me they want to quit Adderall: Story #1: “My life was a mess before Adderall. When I started Adderall, everything got better; I finally felt normal. Then I started spiraling my dose upwards, […]
I remember my first Adderall. I took a small orange pill and went to class. Twenty minutes later, I felt an amazing rush…raising my hand…asking questions…performing better in class. Then, the next day I went to class not on Adderall. It sucked. I purchased 30 Adderall from a friend. When those ran out, I went […]
1. An important part of yourself feels neglected. I posted a poll a while ago, asking people why they wanted to quit Adderall. The top answer (by a wide margin) was “To get back a piece of myself that feels lost.” It’s easy to pat yourself on the back for the work that you do on Adderall. […]
When you choose the step-down method (over cold-turkey), it will take longer to be totally sober, but if you can do it successfully it will be less damaging to your immediate environment (work, relationships, etc), and more healthy in terms of your brain recovering its ability to produce your happy juices on its own. Short version: cut 5mg, hold for 2 weeks, repeat.
This site is called “Quitting Adderall”, not “Don’t Take Adderall”. My target reader is somebody who already takes/has taken Adderall and wants to quit, for whatever reason. If you are not somebody who thinks “I want to quit Adderall” on a regular basis, then this website is not for you. Points addressed in this article: Adderall works, Adderall truely helps some people, Some people can take “just enough” forever, Mental health drugs serve an important purpose, Do not let my words stop you from doing something that helps you, I am not a doctor
The great truth of this life is success by righteous effort. Any substance that removes the effort from life also removes its righteousness. And that is the feeling that will gnaw at the back of your mind while you’re on Adderall for a prolonged period (e.g., years). When you quit Adderall, the effort returns to your […]
Never. Touch. Adderall. That’s what my last words to the world would have been if I had gotten into an eventually-fatal car crash or something during my time on Adderall. I don’t have many regrets in my life. Sure, I wish I could take back some of the stupid/hurtful things I’ve said and done to […]
Take a look. Reader Chris from South Carolina posted this video of himself dumping his Adderall down the drain after saying a few choice words. He made this as a video reminder to himself. A reminder not to go back; to remember his decision. I hope you don’t mind me posting this, Chris, but I think […]
Once you take a pill, there’s no going back, even if you sometimes wish you could turn it off. Read through the 5 examples of times when I wish I could “turn it off”. Do any of thse situations feel familiar to you? If so, it may be an indicator that you are nearing the end of your love affiar with Adderall. Please post your own examples in the comments!
A reader’s questions: What if you have a job, wife, and kids that depend on your Adderall addiction?Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008 by Mike
Reader Dave left this comment on the Your Challenge page: Here are a few questions I would like to hear opinions on because I think there are alot of others in this situation. What do you do? If you have a masters degree in physics (which I hate it very much, but pays extreemly well) that you […]
1. Your coworkers’ snide comments about your productivity What you’re heart screams: Lazy? Unproductive?! I used to run this place! My years of hyper-productivity built the foundations you’re working from even today! Remember? Remember how I was the head ox pulling the cart? Most of my current attitude and lack of pro-activeness/productivity comes from the […]