I am new to this site and quite nervous. I hope I am in the right place. I have been addicted to ADD medication since I was 14 years old. I am 33 years old now and my addiction is quite possibly dangerously out of control. I don't know if this is the appropriate place to post my story but to summarize what has been happening in the past 5 months that is scaring the daylights out of me is that I have been staying awake for 72 hours at a time and sleeping for 2 days straight if possible. I suddenly started chewing up my pills and I honestly don't know how many I am taking since I just take a bite of them approx. every hour to hour and 1/2. I have become a complete introvert and usually just stay up all night staring at a computer screen like a zombie. My memory has become short, I have no ability to focus or communicate effectively with others. My behavior has become erratic and my mood swings unmanagable. I am developing noticeable rashes around my neck and my skin has a reddish tone. I am not sure exactly how or why I got to this point but I can not stop popping these pills. I hold a full time job as an accounting asst. and a buyer in a professional office but I can no longer hide this addiction as I have my whole life. I desperately need help but just started this job 7 months ago and am not quite sure they would understand I need to leave for addiction treatment. I guess for the moment I am looking for other people with the same problem to talk to. I sure could use some advice.
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