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    The Teen Is Concerned About Her Friend’s Adderall Addiction

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    The Teen Is Concerned About Her Friend’s Adderall Addiction

    Caller: 18-year old girl calling on behalf of her friend

    Problem: Adderall addiction

    Seeking: Adderall addiction treatment information

    Reason(s): The teen suggests that she feels at least partly responsible for her friend’s struggle with Adderall, which is one of the reasons that she is actively making the phone call. She said, “I remember my friend was always complaining about feeling too tired to do her homework, how her little brothers would constantly be loud and distract her. So when I suggested that she get an Adderall from one of the kids at school, I did not really think about it to be honest.” According to the teen, her friend certainly took the recommendation to heart and has since begun using Adderall regularly. She said, “I am starting to feel as though this is borderline obsessive. She is unable to think or focus on anything else when we are sitting at recess. For example, she will be talking about what person she needs to talk to in order to get more Adderall rather than just sitting with us and enjoying the moment.” The teen wants to be able to gather as much information that she can, about Adderall addiction and Adderall recovery, before she confronts both her friend and her friend’s parents. She said, “I know that I did not actively put the Adderall in her hand, but I might as well have. Now I feel that it is at least partly my responsibility to help clean up this mess.”

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    One Response to “The Teen Is Concerned About Her Friend’s Adderall Addiction”

    1. My son has been found with Adderrall in their school. It completely put the whole family in shock. Why would a talented, intelligent, friendly & full-of-potential student do drugs? Where did we go wrong to amount to his abuse?

      As it turned out, ALL his friends (ages 17 & 18) are doing it. They’re into sports, excel in academics & are fairly popular in school. No one would expect them to do drugs or anything bad, right?

      Well, we are so wrong about it… And surprise! surprise! so many schools in the district (Texarkana) have the same problems!!!

      My questions are:

      1) How to ensure these kids doing Adderall or any other prescription drugs or any drugs get the best help! God forbid, they’d go to college and get into worst cases!!!

      2) How to make law enforcement work well with the school districts. Specially because I have two girls, ages 14 and 12…

      Your ideas would be so welcome!

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