My good friend has used many semi-dishonest acts to obtain what he needed, always keeping in mind the ends justify the means.
For example when first getting out of rehab after too much partying, he went with his mother down to a rich addictionologist/psychiatrist to figure out what was wrong with him. My friend had other plans though, and instead told the Dr. he didn't care much for drugs
and had never had any problems with them.
The Dr. asked 25 yes or no questions to him, and my friend answered yes to every question except-Do you misplace things often?-Leading his new "shrink" to inform he has both inattentive and hyperactive forms of ADHD, after which the Dr. proceeded to write down Vyvanse, Adderall
XR, Adderall, Ritalin
, and Concerta
down on a white piece of a paper. He explained which ones would be taken once a day and which two or three times. My friend was nervous and had heard the word Strattera mentioned, felt like the Dr. was leaning towards Vyvanse, and so picked it, knowing only that it must have some stimulant properties. Boy was he happy when he put it in his smartphone minutes later.
During that session my friend also, and I don't condone this, did the old confuse, act dumb, ask for what you want routine. I told my friend he should go to hell for it, but he insists that he will often and did after getting Vyvanse, pull this routine of his. He says it is as simple as telling the provider a bunch of information that is disjointed leaving lots of gap and wiggle room-i.e. I went to college here for a couple years I graduated recently blah blah. Then my friend said, even though he knows every benzo
generic name and brand name by heart, told the Dr. that "he had been umm getting prescribed..uhh....for panic attacks whats it called...zanix? Oh xanax
right. What dose you say? Well she has rose me up to 2.0mg a day from tolerance. OK thanks for the scripts and you take care! And that was the life of my friend.
At least three or four other occasions he was able to receive full-strength full-month supplies of both vyvanse and xanax, klonopin
, etc. simply by informing his new provider that he was living somewhere about two hundred miles away from where he is now, but back now, and his psychiatrist there....ahh what was her name...ahh it was like...ahh damn i cant remember....well she had me on vyvanse and klonopin for adhd and panic attacks/GAD. And each time my friend walked out with scripts that were almost as fun to go get as they were to fill and consume. PS my friend got killed for being such a cocky prick so DO NOT attempt any of that at a physicians office!