My Adderall Detox Journey

by Greta Ertl
November 5, 2022

I had yet another stranger message me to thank me for sharing about my adderall detox journey (a post from 2.5 years ago). It’s something I’m still a little embarrassed of but I want to talk about it more openly in hopes it helps someone else…

Adderall is a super strong drug that is way overprescribed & many people hide their usage. Only you know whether or not you really need it or if you’re abusing it. My message is for those who take Adderall (or any substance) knowing it’s causing more harm than good. [Prescription drugs have saved the lives of many people I love dearly, so this isn’t about that.] 

Every time you swallow a pill, your soul says “NO!” But you feel like you can’t stop because it makes you smarter, funnier, happier, work harder, stay up later and party harder. 

Society tells you, “As long as it makes you productive, it’s healthy!” But anything that robs you of your sleep and your true personality is anything but.

I knew I needed to quit when I had the thought that I may never feel as good as I did without it. That thought scared me and my life flashed before my eyes. I didn’t want to be dependent on a drug to feel confident, intelligent and worthy. 

Quitting was not easy and it took me 10 or so times to finally give it up. I read a lot of recovery books and tried every hack I could find. It was A LOT of trial, error and disappointment for a long time. Eventually, I was able to break free. The thing that saved me most was kundalini yoga.

Adding a spiritual practice into my life every day finally cut the energetic ties that allowed me to feel okay without Adderall. I wish I would’ve had more guidance and mentorship during that time. It was very lonely and I hid my struggle from almost everyone. But being the experimenter that I am, I was able to figure it out on my own. 

That’s why I’m extremely passionate about helping people break the cycle of harmful habits by creating a daily spiritual practice. I want to be the person I needed back then. I profoundly care about sharing the tools that helped me during that time. 

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