Reversing the damage caused by Adderall?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 13, 2013 at 3:35 PM

I have a friend who has been prescribed adderall 20mg for 8 years now. She is 28. She's really desperate to quit the drug but feels like she is a zombie without it. I don't think it's a case of addiction either because she can quit for months at a time. Each time though its like the pleasure and motivation parts of the brain just aren't there.

Reading up on it I see that the nucleus accumbens of the brain are damaged by amphetamine use, the portion of the brain responsible for motivation and drive. In other words adderall eventually turns people into listless underachievers,especially when they come off of it.

Any one here have any ideas on a strategy to repair this part of the brain?



on June 30, 2013
at 03:42 AM

After a very long and gradual tapering down (months), maybe lots of matcha green tea (caffeine + l-theanine), herring and mackeral (phosphatidylserine), fish oils (DHA+EPA) eggs / beef liver (choline), regular vigorous exercise, stress free living + quality sleeping habits, paleo diet, vitamins / supplements.

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on June 14, 2013
at 11:13 PM

Consult a physician on how to properly taper off the drug if appropriate. From a paleo perspective, the brain is very cholesterol rich and can probably benefit from a bit of dietary cholesterol. Possibly go ketogenic for neuroprotective? idk

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