2 thoughts on “Review: Stimulants Can Help People With ADHD + Drug Use

  • December 11, 2018 at 7:07 pm

    It makes sense to think a person with ADHD will self medicate if left to “figure it out for oneself” . Not to say all people with ADHD will self medicate (using illicit drugs or drugs not prescribed for them but may be actually used to treat ADHD. I knew of a man that was from a different country and here in the states, he was always using meth.
    He went into treatment for methamphetamine while here. Yay. He was given a commonly known stimulant from that same family as that which he was in treatment for. His girlfriend, my dearest friend was a bit surprised and wanted to call his doctor and tell him he was a quack. The man had not been able to attain the prescription in this country because of his requesting it. After treatment he wasnt using meth anymore because he was properly medicated. He had been diagnosed with ADHD as a young man and in his country people can get the medications they need,largely without a prescription. Another reason he couldn’t prove he rightfully needed it. No paper trail through a doctor.
    Can you imagine how much needless humiliation he went through? Not many knee of his meth usage. I could tell straight away. I could also tell he wasnt a “meth head”.
    There is also cases like Larry flint who used drugs for pain. Heavy pain. When his pain subsided he stopped using drugs. When asked what prompted his kicking his habit he said it was because he wasn’t in pain anymore.
    Dont be too quick to judge a person who uses and abused drugs. It’s a nightmare world to be put in a room of lunatics when you are not a lunatic.

    • December 12, 2018 at 7:40 pm

      Thanks for sharing a good example of this, Kari. It’s always frustrating to hear stories of how long it takes people with ADHD to get treated. At least this story has a happy ending in the sense that he finally did get the appropriate medication rather than being told “sorry, you took meth, no stimulants for you!”


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