Tips for getting off Adderall (preferably while remaining good at my job)? I’m definitely addicted.

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The only tip is to do it cold turkey. Rip the bandaid off.

Your work might suffer. It depends how much your success depends on that ruthless motivation Adderall gives you.

If you quit, you will miss it. You’ll think about it all the time. That is natural given humans are constantly on the hunt for dopamine.

I don’t have any good news for you besides potentially your long term health. It will suck to go off Adderall. Makes sense as it’s often described by users as something that makes them feel like “god”. No we weren’t on meth, but we weren’t that far from it.

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For what it’s worth, I have a friend in the program that was addicted to adderal and had the same fear before she quit (that she wouldn’t be as good at her job) she’s a year off it, and just had her best quarter at work. It’s possible! Just be honest with yourself, be patient, and do what’s right for your mental and physical health. Ask for help

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If building structure around quitting is a weakness, it might be helpful to be honest with your prescribing doctor so that they can help come up with a taper down plan that could help you avoid the worst parts of acute withdrawal. You’re probably gonna benefit from some sleep hygiene retraining, which is just instituting structure around your sleep cycle again.

It will take time to get it right, but being honest about where you are in your addiction and that you need help is a great first step.

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I just saw a post above about a dose of psychedelics to break the addiction. Think about it.

Also I have done a fast before that helps break just about anything. Water fast or master cleanse, minimum 3 days. It is also super healthy for the body, it kicks out the toxins and activities the body’s natural autophagy state, which begins healing everything very rapidly by allowing the body to consume the old weak cells and pass them out. Big big fan from my own experience. Changed my life on many levels. I plan to do it again soon for a good spring cleaning.

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