ADHD + Substance Abuse

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      bjsnode28
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      Hello,
      I was diagnosed with ADHD as an adult about 5 years ago. During that time I had to have several surgeries to correct a shoulder injury. Because of the multiple surgeries, I became physically dependent on pain killers. I want to stress physically dependent because I had no idea that my body was hooked until I just stopped taking pain killers and became very sick. I was put on Zubsolv to manage the symptoms. Because of me being on Zubsolv, I’m finding it almost impossible to find a psychiatrist to prescribe stimulants. Any suggestions?

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      Penny Williams
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      There are many people with ADHD and a history of substance abuse that take ADHD medication. I think it takes the right clinician and one with experience in this area, which certainly may be challenging to find.

      What You Should Know About ADHD Meds if You Have a History of Substance Abuse

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      Penny
      ADDitude Community Moderator, Author & Mentor on Parenting ADHD, Mom to teen w/ ADHD, LDs, and autism

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