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Truths and Myths About Amphetamine Addiction

Amphetamine addiction is scary enough alone, without false information and misconceptions. I’m going to walk you through some common myths and what the facts are. This isn’t just what I’ve heard and read. It’s based on what I’ve gone through personally and what I’ve learned as I recovered.

1. It’s from a doctor. That means it’s safe

You should trust your doctors, don’t get me wrong. But you need to realize that a drug is a drug, period, no matter whose name is on the bottle.

2. You retake a drug once, and you’re addicted

I always stress this one. A lot of addicts are doing well, and then they have one bad day. They think it’s over, that they’re an addict again. You’ll have ups and downs. Don’t think you’ve ruined your recovery because of one mistake.

3. Addicts deserve it

This one really makes me angry. Addiction can happen to anyone, good or bad, young or old. You’ll meet a lot of great people who are addicts or have been.

4. It’s a medical problem, so my mindset doesn’t matter

Addiction is absolutely a medical problem. But you still need to have the right attitude if you want your recovery to be a success. Just like for a cancer patient, being positive will help you do what you need to do to get healthy.

5. Amphetamine addiction is for life

Any addict may have demons they have to face, and they should definitely be careful around drugs for the rest of their life. But that doesn’t mean you’ll always be an addict. I made it out, and so can you.

I don’t want to bore you with all known facts, but if you have some question about the Adderall and its effects – in this short video you can find the necessary information.

There’s Always a Hope

Addiction is hard, no doubt about it. But always remember there’s someone out there like you who have beaten it and gotten their life back. Just look at me.