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Adderall Addiction Help?

Well I "had" ADHD so my parents put me on Adderall (adderrall) when I was 16. Im 17 now and I'm taking at least 100-120 mg of Adderall (adderrall) every other day. I use it to cope with depression and about 7 or 8 months ago I took a lot to try and kill myself but obviously it didn't work. I don't know why they're still letting me take it though. I was just wondering how to get rid of this addiction. Should I just quit cold turkey or what?
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1235186 tn?1339127464
hello and welcome. are you taking more than prescribed by your doctor?
that is a very high dose that you are on. no you can not stop cold turkey. it needs to be tapered.
does your parents know you attempted suicide?
hun that is never the answer. do you attend counseling?
you are a precious soul and have your whole life ahead of you.
do you have a pastor you can speak with?
what kind of activitys are you involved with?
are you are senior in high school? tell us some more about yourself.
Debbie
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Hi there and welcome . . . I'm so glad you found this site and have reached out for help.  Are your parents and/or your doctor aware that you attempted suicide?  Is there anyone that you can talk to about this?  You are so young with lots of time to heal and have a full and happy life ahead.  There are many ways to help with depression instead of the Adderall (adderrall).  That seems like a pretty high dose - please don't just quit cold turkey.  If you can talk to your doctor or a counselor, maybe they can help you with a plan to get off it and then address the depression issues.  YOU are worth it and CAN be happy and healthy.  Many of us here have been through similar situations and with help and support have been able to turn things around.  Please keep posting . . . we are here and want to help you :)
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I agree with the above posting..You need to get this out to the family and doctor..It sound like it is way to much..I did use the adderall (adderrall) not because of the Attention Disorder, but to get a Buzz..I snorted it with my methadone..I can surely say you must talk to DR and be honest..You do not want to just stop it...It can cause some emotional and physical issues and it is not fun..so be that said..I wish you the best..Please seek some help with this issue..
vickie
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4614494 tn?1368359985
I too used to be prescribed adderall (adderrall) while going to college.  Slowly got addicted to it.  It was horrible!!!  It took me prob 3 yrs to finnaly give it up!!  It made me absolutely a Nut case!!!   That Is an extremely high dose u are on.  You are so young and have your whole life ahead of u!!  

Please tell your dr and parents and they can help I get off that junk!!  

Praying for u.  
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My parents do know about it but they said I needed to stop being such a drama queen about everything. But, since they knew about the attempt and my addiction, idk why they still have me on it.
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My prescription is 80 mg a day. I just skip a regular day of taking it then i take two the next day. At first i took it to make them proud or something (can't even remember) because I think I was making bad grades, but i started taking more cuz it made me feel better... idk about anymore. I wanna stop but I can't.
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1235186 tn?1339127464
Hun do you have someone you can talk to a trusted adult. If you continue to take the pills nothing good will come out of if. Addiction only gets worse. Do you have a pastor you can talk to?
It will only make you feel better for a short time then you will be enslaved. Please talk to a counselor, pastor, trusted adult about your feelings.
We are here keep talking to us. We are here to support you and encourage you, sending prayers and hugs,
Debbie
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Thank you. That means a lot more then you think it does.
Carla
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4614494 tn?1368359985
Praying for you Carla!!  Big big hugs to u right now!!!  I know how hard it is to get off that junk.  But life is so much better without it!!  I can attest to that.  
Christina
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Thank you. It's kinda funny how people I don't know seem to care more about me than the people I do know. Thank you so much
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4614494 tn?1368359985
We all do care about u. I know I had no idea how helpful this forum would be when I stumbled upon it in jan.  AMAzing support.

How r u hanging in there Carla? That's a really high dose of adderal.  I hated myself on that drug.  

So I feel your pain.  Literally. Praying for u
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4522800 tn?1459192030
I Ditto with Smiling bright..That kicked me hard..On top of the other two...I always say the people on here have "Sharing & Caring Souls" and you learn so much from these Smart people from all over the World..So you just keep coming back...OK
God Bless
vickie
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1235186 tn?1339127464
hi Carla,
do you want to tell us some more about you.
do you go to college? do you have a job?
any siblings?
when did you start to experience depression? have you been to any counseling?
keep talking to us, we are good listeners.
sending prayers and hope,
Debbie
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