As mentioned in many of the comments on this site, depression can be a big problem when you quit Adderall. Here’s a link to a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” thread where a guy with severe depression posted the tips and techniques he has relied on to stay ahead of his depression. Pretty good stuff.
A little excerpt for you….
When I was 19, alone in my dorm room, I held a knife above my wrist and planned on killing myself. But, I really didn’t want to die, I just wanted to be set free from this prison of a mind that did nothing but make me miserable. So, I decided I’d give life another chance and do everything I possibly could to feel happy. Here’s a list of things I’ve done to deal with my depression over the past 4 years.
1) Learn to accept that bad things are going to happen and things aren’t always going to go your way. This was one of the most important things for me. It always seemed like “shit always happened to me” and that “some imaginary being was only making shit happen to me.” This is all BS. If you let negative things pile up, you’re always going to feel negative. If something shitty happens or doesn’t go your way, fuck it. What’s done is done. Take a breath and improve upon it or move on. Doing this is so freeing, you wouldn’t believe it. In a way, this will also prevent you from feeling sorry for yourself, if that’s something you normally do. I was the kind of guy that did. On the same note…
For those of you who are new to Reddit: STAY AWAY (except to read this article I’m linking to). It is the second-biggest black hole of productivity ever created by man. Seriously, if you just quit Adderall and you have a problem with slacking off, viewing anything on Reddit is like a raging alcoholic taking a sip of the best booze ever. Make sure you just take a sip and put it down. Don’t get lost in circular slacking.