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Old 03-04-18, 02:15 PM
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How are people getting access to medication?

How are the people abusing AD(H)D medication, getting daily access to the AD(H)D medication?







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Re: How are people getting access to medication?

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How are the people abusing AD(H)D medication, getting daily access to the medication?







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Re: How are people getting access to medication?

Some people have a legit script that they misuse/abuse.
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Re: How are people getting access to medication?

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Some people have a legit script that they misuse/abuse.
My friend's cousin who has a profound case of ADHD-PH (emphasis on the H, be next to this guy for 1 minute and you know he has it) has been getting his script of Adderall/generic amphetamine for years *just* to sell it, minus occasional insufflation before important social events to "stay on point."

It is absolutely ridiculous what this guy does.

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Re: How are people getting access to medication?

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Re: How are people getting access to medication?

Skullduggery, charlatanism, chicanery, larceny, diversion, malfeasance, false witness, begging, dealing, barter, conspiracy, grift, sexual acts, misrepresentation, identity theft, intimidation, blackmail, and all of the other usual human behaviors when something is bought and sold on the underground black/free market.

Once as I left Walgreens a guy offered me $500 cash for my Dex. He had been in the pharmacy area when I picked up my prescription. I told him to turn around and walk away before I made a scene. He scattered something quick.


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Re: How are people getting access to medication?

Apparently something called "the darknet" is a real thing and people can get
illegal (unprescribed) meds that way.
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Re: How are people getting access to medication?

Writing fake prescriptions...
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Writing fake prescriptions...
Multiple felonies, not good.
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Re: How are people getting access to medication?

That’s a true addiction..
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Writing fake prescriptions...
You're going to get caught. I once worked at a pharmacy and a woman was arrested in the store for doing this, someone quietly called the cops after the pharmacist figured out what was happening.

Are you okay with getting caught?
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Re: How are people getting access to medication?

So far...

-the street
-school
-friends
-dealers
-theft
-misuse/abuse legal script
-internet
-write fake script
-people with AD(H)D selling their medication

I have read that some parents take their children’s medication?



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Apparently something called "the darknet" is a real thing and people can get illegal (unprescribed) meds that way.
True, but the days when this was easy are over, or so I have read.


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Re: How are people getting access to medication?

Also there are the episodic users. Cramming for tests, weekend party favors.....A 7x/week prescription that is used to supply 1-2x/week use. The prescription may be the individuals or a friends. Tougher to identify and stop.

For the stimulants, as long as available via Rx there will be the vast majority that "need" them and a much smaller minority that abuse them. The abusers will have the option to substitute illicit non prescription, less safe supplies (e.g Walter Whites....diversion of amphetamine base from actual manufacturers, ...) and the people in need will not. Do not know the magnitude of abuse problem, but if really low I would worry about baby/bathwater issues. -LN
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Also there are the episodic users. Cramming for tests, weekend party favors.....A 7x/week prescription that is used to supply 1-2x/week use. The prescription may be the individuals or a friends. Tougher to identify and stop.

For the stimulants, as long as available via Rx there will be the vast majority that "need" them and a much smaller minority that abuse them. The abusers will have the option to substitute illicit non prescription, less safe supplies (e.g Walter Whites....diversion of amphetamine base from actual manufacturers, ...) and the people in need will not. Do not know the magnitude of abuse problem, but if really low I would worry about baby/bathwater issues. -LN
Considering in many cases people could be taking ADHD for years and years, I do not think strenthening/confirming diagnoses would increase “babies being thrown out with the bath water”.

Improving protocol may even reduce the present number of “babies being thrown out with the bath water”

Maybe the number of mother and fathers who doubt the existence would be less and have more awareness and confidence in their child’s diagnoses?

It is a big problem for many people who have ADHD, whose mother and/or father (family/friends) doubt the existence of ADHD.

I have asked friends who go to university if it is easy to get access ADHD medication and they said yes.

People were not in favour of new concussions protocol, before the changes in concussion protocol, but I do not think many people would doubt now that strenthening concussion protocol has helped reduce some of the negative effects of repeatitive concussions now, and not just in football, but in all sports.

Doctors could refer patients to other doctors who they know support the existence of ADHD as well, for second or third opinion, reduce misdiagnoses (increase proper diagnoses) and reduce access for people who abuse the system/medication.




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