Posted by alohashirt on August 29, 2005, at 20:06:40
In reply to Re: Drugs for recovery of stimulant abuse » AMD, posted by Paulbwell on August 28, 2005, at 22:02:02
> I have heard of success with addicts being treated with stimulants, Ritalin, Dexedrine SR, Adderall SR, Desoxyn (for resistant Meth abusers), ONLY with the medication being given to them by a second party, whereby the abuser has no 'unlimited access' to the drug, SR stimulants would be prefered here, and ONLY out of the access of the abuser, and given to them on a monitered schedule.-Out of sight, out of mind.
Sometimes people use drugs for the strangest of reasons. I can vividly recall a friend in the early 90s, who worked as a drug dealer saying, "Aloha you're the most boring drug user I have ever met. You meet me at the club with our friends, I can guarantee that two hours after I've given you some speed you'll be home in your bedsit working on some essay. I feel like we're doing grad school together." I haven't drunk. smoked or taken illicit drugs for nearly ten years, and don't think about it, but now wonder if this was unconscious self-medication