“I Sold My ADHD Medication and Got Caught”
ADHD and attention coach Jeff Copper interviews a college student who was arrested for medication diversion — selling his Adderall prescription to a classmate — and faced a minimum mandatory sentence of 2 to 14 years.
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4 Comments: “I Sold My ADHD Medication and Got Caught”
Wow, I am older and was diagnosed last year at age 60. For people my age there was no opportunity to be treated and we have suffered for it. When treatment became available it was widely scorned as doping kids to make the teachers job easier. Some of us are grateful to no end for the life changing medication. I cannot imagine a poorer choice than to sell your prescription to buy alcohol if you really need the amphetamines. There really is almost no place for alcohol in the life of someone with adhd. The process for someone older that needs the medicine can be a living hell because prescribers have to at least consider that you are going to misuse the drugs. Lots of other people’s lives are impacted badly and trust me, if you have adhd and prefer alcohol you might as well load up on heroin too because it is going to be a tough road. And by the way, once you have a drug problem or get caught selling your prescription you cannot go back to get the help you really need.
Good evening! 🙂 No disrespect or offence, as things might be different in your corner of the world – but I have to say… I 100% completely & utterly disagree with your last sentence/s:
We can ALWAYS go back for help. Time and time again (if need be), regardless of your wrap sheet (not that I have ever been done by the police for anything, but over the years i have seen many, many people who have been charged with things (drug related or not), who spend time in many diff rehabs over their years…OR- the same rehab..who without doubt, will accept their application time and time again.
No one is discriminated against when seeking help for addiction. Just like addiction doesn’t discriminate, it can affect any person from every walk of life….well – RELAPSE also doesn’t discriminate. Actually, more recovering addicts than not – will relapse several times before they kick it for good (just like most cigarette smokers who try to quit! It is very, *very* rarely over & resolved the first time one tries to quit smoking &/or drugs lol) anyway – treatment facilities respect and accept this part of the process. In fact – they actually *encourage* you to come back if you don’t remain successful in your recovery journey out in the big bad world … it’s a long journey. hmm. And you’re always considered “recoverING”, yes, that’s present tense – because even once you’ve gone through all the withdrawals and months of treatment & classes & group talks and meetings and therapy sessions etc – the chemical imbalance inside our brains that drives the impulsivity and a lot of the addictive qualities of our behaviours – is still there – it doesn’t just all of a sudden become “cured” 😂 LOL! Just by telling a bunch of strangers the most humiliating & shameful moments of your life story…IT CURES INHERITED GENETIC DEFECTS HAHAHAHA 😂🤣😅🙏🏻 No…sorry, I do apologise haha. But no..no..nothing is changed. We just were medically detoxed & had a little holiday away from all the usual temptations and surroundings thatve caused the mental decline that put us in such a bad way this time round. We try very hard in this very safe, closed off environment where we are looked after 24/7…
But the m second you leave those doors you’re bombarded with seeing old hang outs, and people you know, and rooms you used to sit in when you were high. You have to start living all over again a whole new life. New friends. New hobbies. Better influences…. it’s sovhatd so just drop your entire life and try start over…especially when in such a fragile state.
This is the reason a person who although has gotten off their drug of choice (for the moment), they will FOREVER still be in what feels like a limbo state (that could have the rug pulled out from you at any second), called “active recovery” …always “recovering”… surely you’ve heard someone say “recovering alcoholic” before in a movie or tv show?
Anyway. THE HELP DOES NOT RUN OUT, and has no “three strikes and you’re out” (forever) rule or something ridiculous like that.
I don’t know if I’ve misunderstood what you said, or if you’ve just never had an addiction that needed such help – but I have to say you really are wrong and I suggest that you don’t say what you said to other people in case they take what you say seriously.
Because if they’ve been to a treatment place for help before – and they relapse & are in a terrible place regarding their addiction & mental health state (which could easily get out of hand) & YOU might’ve been the one to deter them from seeking out help again, because they think the idea is hopeless and there’s no point and they probably couldn’t handle the rejection at that point…so sadly they don’t even try.
Will that be the person that dies today?
Gosh I know it’s a bit bleak but this is the reality out there.. drugs are running rampant, and there are so many myths regarding rehab – that people are dropping dead all over the place!!
Oop! The timer just went off!! Dinner’s ready.
Thank you for letting me have my say, I appreciate anyone who read til this the end here – i wish you all sorts of love, health, and happiness for the rest of the year.. because I’m sure you deserve it ☺️ ❤️
Take care, lots of love from rainy (though well needed rain ☔️)
In Brisbane City – Queensland, Australia 🇦🇺
Sorry, my name is Serena by the way! Oops hahaha how rude of me 🙊
Ok I really need to go before dinner is ruined. No time to proofread – sorry guys! I hope I’ve got my point across without too many errors. Love you all!
She was talking about help with adhd- like medication it really does help the symptoms, it helps connect the missing links for many different frontiers of the brain.