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    Woman Seeks Help For Adderall-Addicted Friend

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    Woman Seeks Help For Adderall-Addicted Friend

    Caller: 35-year old woman calling on behalf of new friend

    Problem: Adderall addiction

    Seeking: Adderall treatment options

    Reason(s): A mom wants to know what, if anything at all, she is able to do to help a woman that she recently met in a ‘Mommy and Me’ class. She said that the woman that she befriended is clearly struggling with an Adderall addiction. She states, “I remember the first time that she brought it up too – as though it was something I was foolish for not using yet. She would always be upbeat and full of energy, when I asked her why that was, she revealed that Adderall played an important role in her life.” She said that the woman receives the Adderall from other friends who have children that are diagnosed with ADD. She also said that she wants to be able to offer advice, especially after the recent discussion with the woman that she sometimes feels as though she might not be in control of the substance anymore. The mom admits, “I really do not know her all that well, our kids have had playdates before, but if you have someone who admits something rather serious, I think that it would behoove you to try and help them right? Only a heartless person would just do nothing to help…”

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