Have you ever felt like you were taking on more than you could handle in your home? Or like you just can’t keep up with the constant daily tasks of being a parent? Meet Heather Moore. She’s managing a three-year-old, one-year-old, and a full-time job all while her husband is away in the Army. However, she’s found a way to handle her busy schedule: Adderall.
Following her first child, Moore began to feel like she couldn’t keep up and would often forget things when going out. Wanting to provide the best care for her child, she sought medical attention for a prescription to help her manage. After describing symptoms of ADHD and passing a test proving she’s drug-free, the doctor gave her a prescription.
“I told him I had heard about Adderall… can I try it? It was that easy,” she said.
Dr. Stephen Garrison of the Carson Texas drug and rehabilitation center says that doctors are sometimes too quick to write prescriptions and moms are shopping around for what they need and will share or compare notes to figure out what works. Dr. Garrison also states that once the stimulant wears off, a person doesn’t feel normal and will repeat the process all over again.
Even though Moore says her use is based on need and not recreation, she’s admitted that it’s something she could live without, but doesn’t want to; and despite not sleeping well at night and shaking a lot, she continues to take the pills.
“At the end of the day, whatever it takes to be the best mom I can, it’s worth it,” Moore said.
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BMWK– Would you take prescription drugs to become a better parent? Do you know any parents who have used stimulants to improve their abilities to manage a busy schedule? What are some alternatives?