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can my family med doc prescribe a narcotic? i have add/adhd and was taking ateril , but now self employed so no insurance. can he prescribe?

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
Not narcotic: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is not a narcotic. It is addictive, but it's like 'speed'. Yes, some PCPs do prescribe it for those conditions. Did it help you? How? If you can really impress your doctor w/ descriptions of what you're like with it and without it, they might. There may be other ways to handle it w/out the possible physical harm and addiction. Talk about it.

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