Posted by tecknohed on August 20, 2005, at 19:44:12
In reply to Re: Drugs for recovery of stimulant abuse, posted by Empathy on August 20, 2005, at 13:29:21
I agree with Empathy. Time would be the best remedy, that is assuming that withdrawal is the main cause of the depression and fatigue.
Now I know stimulants can be very helpfull in some conditions, but I cannot see how replacing cocain with another stimulant can be at all helpfull for someone with an abuse/addiction problem. out of the frying pan & into the fire!
I have a loooong history of stimulant addiction and dread the thought of my doc prescribing a stim for my emotional problems, no matter what the cause. What goes up, must come down, right?
An 'activating' med rather than a stimulant would seem to be far more appropriate, I think. A couple have already been mentioned. Modafinil and Adrafinil would probably help (despite sometimes being refered to as stimulants, they appear to be non-addictive). But check for interactions with your current meds first. I always found some valium helped amphetamine withdrawal alot - the anxiety produced from a 'come down' can be exausting in itself. But again, for someone with drug abuse problems this may still be risky.
Hope you feel better soon AMD.