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  •  found this on the wikipedia (2+ / 0-)
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    G2geek, otto

    page on Ritalin:

    Substance dependence
    Methylphenidate has shown some benefits as a replacement therapy for individuals dependent on methamphetamine.[25] Cocaine and methamphetamine interfere with the protein DAT, over time causing DAT upregulation and lower cytoplasmic dopamine levels in their absence. Methylphenidate and amphetamine have been investigated as a chemical replacement for the treatment of cocaine dependence[26][27][28][29] in the same way that methadone is used as a replacement for heroin. Its effectiveness in treatment of cocaine or other psychostimulant dependence has not been proven and further research is needed.[30]
    Early research began in 2007–2008[citation needed] in some countries[which?] on the effectiveness of methylphenidate as a substitute agent in refractory cases of cocaine dependence, owing to methylphenidate's longer half life, and reduced vasoconstrictive effects.[31][32] This replacement therapy is used in other classes of drugs such as opiates for maintenance and gradual withdrawal such as methadone, suboxone, etc.
    Maybe Adderall could be used this way also

    "Okay, until next time. Keep sending me your questions, and I will make fun of you... I mean, answer them." - Strong Bad

    by AaronInSanDiego on Sun Jul 01, 2012 at 03:03:58 PM PDT

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    •  Same same (0+ / 0-)

      I guess they're different meds, but the idea is the same.  

      I tend to believe that people don't want to be addicted to street drugs, so it's a matter of giving them safe access in a health care environment.  

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