You might think you don’t have a story. That you’re just like anyone else with a drug problem. Maybe you think there’s no hope for you. That’s what addiction does to you. You become the drug, let it define you and your life. I know that’s what it did to me.
My name’s Condor. I’m a former amphetamine addict. Let me tell you my story.
Where It All Begins
It all started with a doctor’s visit. I was having some issues concentrating, so I told my doctor I wanted to try Adderall. And man did it work for me. I could think straight, had more energy than ever, and was flying through work.
That’s why it took me so long to realize I had a problem. It fixed so many issues for me that I couldn’t see the hole I was digging myself into. Ten milligrams a day became 20 until it was 300.
My doctor eventually refused to increase my dose. But I couldn’t stop. I would buy online, on the streets, anywhere I could to score a hit. I was losing money hand over fist, at risk of losing my job, and my marriage was falling apart.
I realized I had to make a change. I couldn’t make it through one day without a high. I was paranoid, anxious, and exhausted. Being tired just made me want more drugs, feeding a cycle that I just couldn’t break. But, one step at a time, I got myself off the drugs.
I want to share with you what I learned along the way. Getting off amphetamines was one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do. But it would have been a lot easier if I had someone there to answer my questions. Hopefully, I can help you.