The lifelong battle…….I’m not sure if we will ever be far enough away from any type of addictive substance or behavior? The difference is just how impacting it is.
The new drug of addiction is Adderall. He’s 50, his psychiatrist prescribed Adderall and gave him several different kinds to see which one he liked the best.
First of all……..who in their right mind would give someone who has issues with addictions the wherewithal to be able to monitor his own usage? Guess what….didn’t work!
Secondly, I was NOT in agreement with him even starting this medication. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE!……….he has gone 50 years without it. I agree, his system is not working the right way, he is not functioning the way he did when he was 30 and he DOES need things to change for the better. But more medication is NOT the answer!
I really wish there was an easier way, but medications are a quick answer, for a short time duration. Whatever happened to finding out WHY someone has these issues?
So against my approval, he went back on the medication. You would have thought that the first time with feeling seriously sick with body chills, aches and throwing up he would have learned. But that is the addictive mind. They think they can “control” whatever it is they feed their body. Nope…..doesn’t work. It controls them.
Second go around. Feeling sick, cold sweats, grumpy, etc. Sure he was productive for a couple of days. And “yes” it was a breath of fresh air. But the end result is not worth it.
Now he’s got to get it out of his system. And guess who pays? Me!
Last night he seemed to think it was okay to speak his mind with me. Not in a nice way! And continued to do so in the morning. I don’t tolerate it anymore. I just go and do my own thing. Or write:)
But I do still continue to look for the alternative to a better way of feeling. Natural way. Godly way!
I came across this article (Click Here) article and we both found it to be VERY interesting! I also continue to educate him (and myself) on the damaging effects of drugs and alcohol, and the industry as a whole.