It can be difficult or frightening to think about making changes in your life, and this fear of the unknown can keep people trapped in unhealthy and damaging lifestyles. This is especially true of drug users. Because drugs make it difficult for users to think clearly and rationally, users will often convince themselves that their lifestyle as an addict is healthy, safe and comfortable. If drugs like Adderall are an addict’s main source of entertainment or the common bond between him or herself and friends, it can be even harder to think of living life without them. However you will not miss out on anything important or valuable if you stop using Adderall.
What Is Adderall?
Adderall is a stimulant used to help those with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It allows these individuals to focus and concentrate. When it is abused, Adderall can provide the following side effects:
- Prolonged wakefulness
- Weight loss
- Increased restlessness or “energy”
Adderall can also reduce inhibitions leading to dangerous or out of character behaviors
Common Fears about Ending Adderall Abuse
A common fear among Adderall users is that, if they stop using the drug, they will no longer have fun. However there are more and different things you can do that are fulfilling and entertaining and do not involve Adderall. You can try a new sport or hobby or take a class. Take this opportunity to discover what you like to do. Additionally addiction is a selfish disease. When you are addicted to a drug like Adderall, you become single minded. You can think of nothing else but your next high or when and how you are going to get more of the drug. This shift in priorities can cause you to abandon things that you once found important like careers and close relationships. If you stop taking Adderall, you will be able to focus on these things once more and as a result have a more fulfilling life.
Fear of Losing Friends If You End Adderall Use
You may fear losing your friends, if you stop using Adderall. However if your friends are abusing or encouraging you to abuse Adderall, they are not the best friends to have. This is not to say that they are bad people or that they do not like you, but any friend who is pressuring or encouraging you to do drugs is not a friend worth having. When you are using Adderall, you are missing out on meaningful relationships. If you stop taking Adderall, you will only miss out on things that could hurt your body and your success. You may miss hanging out with peers who use Adderall, but in return you will gain deeper relationships with people who care about your wellbeing and your quality of life.
Stop Missing out on an Adderall-Free Life
If you or someone you know is abusing Adderall, call our toll-free helpline today. We are available 24 hours a day to answer any questions that you may have and to help you find solutions for your unique situation. Call us today.