Friday, May 10, 2013

Lindsay Lohan, detox, and Adderall

Stories like the one below suggest to the public that (a) getting off prescription drugs doesn't take long and (b) Adderall is a weight loss drug.

Editor's note: Perhaps drug companies have a devious sense of humor. The word "addle," which is embedded in Adderall, means "to make someone feel confused and unable to think clearly."
(Cambridge Dictionary Online)

From The Daily Mail

And Lindsay Lohan is to be allowed to continue to take the prescription drug during her spell in rehab - at least for now.

On her entry to the Betty Ford Clinic in Indio, California, Lohan was required to undergo a 48-hour drug detox, which she has just successfully completed.

A source told website TMZ: 'Doctors are currently evaluating Lindsay's diagnosis and the efficacy of the drug. If doctors disbelieve her diagnosis or the usefulness of Adderall, they will cut her off.'

Lohan has taken the drug for years and believes she cannot function without it.

Her choice of rehab for her 90-day court-ordered stay was said to depend on finding one that would allow her both to continue taking the drug, and to smoke.

In an interview with the Daily Mail just last week she explained: 'I have severe ADD. I can’t stand still.

'So I take Adderall for that, it calms me.'

Lohan admitted that she knew the drug could be abused by those keen to experience its side effects.

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