Posted: Nov 14, 2006 6:02 pm |
Edited by: banned
I'm sorry, I thought you were trying to suggest that if you are not dx'd with ADD/ADHD that you still might be able to rarely get an rx, but you will not be able to consistently hook up with it. In my experience, and the experience of my peers, you're either prescribed or you're not. They may tweak your rx, they may try different scripts till they find something that works for whatever your problem is, but I've never heard of them giving you a script for Adderall one month and then not doing it the next, or giving it to you once, then not doing it and maybe giving you another months somewhere down the line.
In my experience and that of my peers, either you're on it, or you're not. Of course, part of our disagreement may be geographical. I've had friends who got scripts for Desoxyn (pharm grade methamphetamine). It might be more difficult in a more heavily populated area, or in an area that has more pronounced drug problems.
You're right that there are plenty of drugs that work the same every time. I've been prescribed to Cozaar for high blood pressure, if I built a tollerance I'd either have to continually have my dosage raised, or potentially die (of course, I don't take it anyway, so this is all in the abstract). Most psychoactive chemicals however do not act in this way. Amphetamine certainly will without a doubt only keep you "normal" once you start taking it habitually. Even a person who actually has ADD/ADHD will experience the same effects that people seek recreationally the first time they take it. I've actually known quite a few people who were diagnosed with ADD/ADHD as kids who went on to become adult abusers of stimulants. Obviously, since they actually do have ADD/ADHD, this would be useless, according to what is suggested by the mental health industry. I'm not talking about people who once they become adults can no longer get scripts for their medicine so they have to turn to the street to get it. I've seen these people tweak, I've done the shit with them, they definately get high from the stuff, despite their "chemical imbalance," which, by the way is a fallacy as there is no solid template for what is "normal" anyway.
I'm not trying to insult you with my feelings about this particular subject, it's something that I'm very passionate about. I understand that we probably disagree on alot on the subject. No hard feelings or anything. I realize you work in the field. I'm just stating my opinions/experience etc...