diagnosed at 9 with adhd i was already a miserable kid.started taking ritilin things really got better.but then my parents after 19 yrs divorced.very dirty custody battle,so with all this the treatment just got dropped.So back to misery not fitting in and a failure.then i found something and it made me feel great forgot my problems,good old opiates.im not going to drag this story anyway im 36 now been on suboxone 4 yrs<but something was still not right.i tried antidepressants,xanax,serequel everything.So basically even though was not abusing opiates anymore still the same.worry all the time<no friiends,sat on couchwatching life go by.Finally i got desperate i read an article that all the symptoms could be from adult adhd.so i went out,and first family dr put e on vyvanse which totally changed me.price was high so changed to adderall but great results,not only that but since being on adderall i know longer have to take my 16mg suboxone.my life was pathetic allways home,no friends,forgot how to live.now im with my family,grups,met a girl i feel alive again.anyway i know adderall is very addictive my mom keeps close eye.but most drug addicts have adhd and just need treatment.im not anxious depressed i have motivation.and before i wasted 17 yrs on opiates.I think more doctors should give addicts a chance with adhd meds<i would like to know what any of you thank about this issue<we find something to hide symptoms when we could be living.please annnyone write me back.
Thank you for writing this. I recently had to put my son on Ridalin for ADD. I was very worries at first because I had always hear that it could lead to addiction but after talking to his psychiatrist I learned that kids with add that go untreated have a higher chance of drug addiction then kids that are treated because they are trying to self medicate. Reading your story has really put my mind at ease with putting on meds. I am so sorry that your Adhd went untreated for so many years but your story helps people like me realize that I am doing the right thing but season treat for my son now.
Ya, I agree with redirving. Unfortunately, you are just old enough that they didn't have much of a clue then on ADHD. And, even worse, no clue on how to help the kids with other behavioral modifications (which are just as important).
You might want to check out an adult ADD site that has a lot of people going through what you are. Its http://jeffsaddmind.com/for-first-time-visitors. I think you will find it very helpful. Best wishes.
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