If you have ADHD and you’re taking medication, you know exactly how helpful it can be in your life. It may help your personal relationships and career, and it changes the way that you engage with the world around you. This can be a significant improvement for those who have struggled with ADHD for years without knowing how to get through it on their own.
At the same time, many people have ADHD and are not diagnosed. This means that they’re not taking medication for it. If this is true for a friend of yours or perhaps a family member, you may be tempted to share your medication with them to see if it benefits them in the same way it’s helped you. They may even ask you if they can buy a few pills to try them out. This feels like a way to be helpful, but should you do it?
It would be an illegal drug sale
You should not share or sell your medication. It’s illegal to do so because you are the person with the prescription and you are the only one who is supposed to possess or use it. Giving it to someone without the prescription is illegal, as it is selling it.
Of course, you’re not trying to break the law. You have good intentions. However, it is important to know that controlled substances are still restricted in this way, regardless of your intentions. Your friend or family member would need to see a doctor and get their own prescription.
If you do find yourself facing drug charges for something that you didn’t know was illegal or because you were just trying to help someone you care about, take the time to look into all of your legal defense options.