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ricecake

576d

is it safe to talk about study drugs with your therapist?

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    • mangosmom

      570d

      I told my psych I tried adderall at a party once and how it affected me differently and that led me to an adhd diagnosis and a prescription for it

    • mangosmom

      570d

      I told my psych I tried adderall at a party once and how it affected me differently and that led me to an adhd diagnosis and a prescription for it

    • Katty

      576d

      I’m not sure, but I definitely wouldn’t if they can write prescriptions bc they probably won’t be willing to give you any controlled substances

    • OuchiePrincess

      576d

      Entirely depends on your therapist. Most of mine were appreciative and curious of it but my partner had a psychiatrist who labeled him “drug-seeking” because of it. Just try to be abundantly clear about your intention and leave no room for speculation.

      • OuchiePrincess

        576d

        @OuchiePrincess I think there’s also just stigma around substances. Using any substance that alters your mind can be a slippery slope for someone who struggles with substance abuse. I thought I didn’t have that problem, for most of my life, but I went to rehab for 12 weeks and since then I see things differently. I can admit I have a substance abuse problem. I share that with my therapist and psychiatrist as well. They’re a part of my support system.

      • ricecake

        576d

        @OuchiePrincess my therapist is actually pushing me to get medication because she believes I have textbook symptoms and would really benefit from it. And I want it too but we all know it doesn’t come from a vending machine and I have something that will make or break my life so I took a study drug today for the first time and it worked incredibly well so I wanted to talked to them about it and needed reassurance that I won’t be reported 😂

        • Katty

          576d

          @ricecake if she’s already onboard intuitively I would think mentioning it would be far more likely to hurt than to help. Someone with more experience feel free to disagree.

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