“Adderall has ruined me, and I can’t find a way out.” – Kayla

I got prescribed Adderall a little over a year ago.

At first I thought I finally could enjoy life – and I had never been happier.

I was in the best shape of my life.

I met and fell in love with my boyfriend for the first time. I had so much confidence. I thought I would be happy forever.

But then, as months passed, things started getting bad.

I started taking so many of my pills, I got to the point of taking my child’s just to be this perfect person I became obsessed with being.

My anxiety was out of control. I was always on edge.

I could never sleep, no matter how many sleeping aids I used.

I let this drug fuel my eating disorder to a point it ate every muscle in my body.

And then, when I gave my daughter’s pills to the school – seeing I couldn’t do that to her – I got worse.

I was always depressed, trapped by a pill I couldn’t let go.

I lost my boyfriend, my life.

Always sad and zombied and on edge, to everyone.

So, wanting that life back, I thought I would do method to try harder, seeing my life fall apart.

And then, at the end of December, being so bad and losing everything, I told my family everything – and got help.

I detoxed at home, and it was the hardest thing of my life.

withdrawal symptom nausea adderall addiction supportPuking, sweating, sleeping and eating non-stop.

Although I wish I could say I’m sober, I struggle to this day with the addiction.

It’s been 5 months, and I relapse far too often.

I wish too much for that life back on Adderall, because now I’m always exhausted tired – scared – I have not one bit of motivation.

And then, even more, I miss who I was before Adderall, back when I had natural drive and energy.

I wrote this story because this drug’s ruined my life now for a yr and half, and I still can’t seem to get past it.

It’s a demon you never want to meet.

Adderall has ruined me, and I can’t find a way out.


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