Explaining to family

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I am the oldest of 7 children and my family tends to rely heavily on me. 

When trying to quit I feel so tired and out of it and doesn't seem to go away.... How can I explain to my family and close circle why I go from being a fit, confident woman into a bedridden, unmotivated, depressed individual? 

How can a pill have such a big effect on life? 


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hi @tjzen

Adderall is thought of more frequently as a "medication" than as a "drug". this is kind of a double edged sword because it can mask the seriousness of a dependency or addiction, but on the flip side it may help you explain changes in your behavior to your family (without it sounding suspicious). I'm not sure how much they already know about your usage, but you could simply explain that you're trying some different treatment options with your doctor - it's not a lie, and should afford you the much needed support of your family. 

it can be scary, but don't be afraid to ask for help! family is family - rely on them for a while so that they can rely on you once again (: 



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