DrewK15

First Day Back to Work

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Today marks day 1 of my return to the workforce after a couple years away. I was fortunate to have family that met my basic needs while I worked on recovery. It took me about a year to feel mentally ready to return to work, and then another year to take care of some other stuff and find the right job. And it went great. I spaced out a few times, but I snapped out of it pretty quick. I did my first full day of Addy free work in 6 years. Today was a win. I know some hard days are coming, but I’m ready to face them! 

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congrats man! i think you will find very quickly how capable you really are, and this realization will give you proof without a doubt that you don't need a pill to be great. (:

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I'm so happy to hear this! I'm really glad to read posts like yours because I'm about to embark on the same journey. I started taking and progressively increasing Addy in grad school and developed a ton of mental health issues as a result. I'm starting a new job in two weeks and it will be the first time in a while that I haven't worked without stimulants. I'm terrified and don't feel confident in my ability to perform without it. Reading posts like this remind me that I can do it. Thank you so much for being here and for posting this!

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Congrats DrewK15! yippee!!!  Great news...Thanks for posting your update. So great to hear about this milestone. Cant wait to hear more down the road.  

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