“My brother is killing himself with Adderall, and we are pretending like everything is all good.” – Sister2anaddict

My story here is a little different, but I need to vent.

I’ve never taken Adderall, but it scares the living shit out of me because I’ve watched my brother battle this horrific addiction for 10 years – on top of an alcohol addiction.

I knew he had a problem long before anyone knew he had a problem. They didn’t see what I saw.

Yet, I was the mean one, I was a tattle-tail, I was jealous when I tried for years to warn my parents of his problem. They ignored me! For SO LONG!

I tried…. for so so long!

See, when you grow up a certain type of way, these things tend to get swept under the rug because of a certain image people try to maintain.

A child with an addiction would have been an embarrassment. I was told to leave him alone.

Yet, here we are down this road.

Truth of the matter is, I do not know this person whom I speak of, anymore.