A 26-year-old female asked:
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i have lost all motivation interest & pleasure in life after 5 yrs of adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) abuse? after many failed attempts, what are the best supplements/vitamins to to aid me in restoring my brain & body?

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Dr. Robert Grindstaff
37 years experience Addiction Medicine
Stimulant abuse: may cause problems with your dopamine that may take months to correct. After 5 years of abuse it may take some time to restore the dopamine function to near normal.
Answered on Mar 20, 2015
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
Still AddictionFocus: Addiction=using ANY chemicals/supplements/vitamins/diversions, etc. to avoid feeling/solving Soul/Mental life issues vs. numb/distract/avoid dealing with actual internalized issues: e.g. short term stimulants, pain killers, psychotropic agents, over-eating/drinking, abusing self/others, sex without responsibility to partners, etc. Seek assistance both worthy of your trust & holds you responsible.
Answered on Jul 31, 2015
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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
Provided original answer
As embodied Soul↔Mind↔Brain↔Body creatures sending >1,000,000 orders/second brain→body & body→brain life-long, life about learning&outcomes; Not evasions. Evasions, all kinds, always backfire, sometimes rapidly, sometime slowly over decades to entire lifespan. Pleasure/pain is just one portion of many feedback mechanism we all experience. Know the Truth & the Truth will Set us Free! Still True.
Mar 20, 2015
Dr. Matthew Smith
39 years experience Psychiatry
Addiction, depressio: YOu need to see a professional who is competent in understanding addiction but also able to judge the presence of depression, which may need treatment.
Answered on Feb 29, 2016

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