Safe, legal, convenient way to carry around ADHD meds?
February 22, 2013 1:59 PM Subscribe
I'm an adult with ADHD. I need to have my meds with me in the daytime and early evening at work/school, etc. How do I do this conveniently, securely, and legally? I can't figure out how to do all three. Snowflaky details inside.
I'm a grownup with ADHD. I started meds recently and am still on immediate release Ritalin, though I may change to Concerta soon. Ritalin works about 3 hours for me, so for an 8-9 hour workday I need 3 doses with me. I try to keep the pills on my actual person in the labeled container, but carrying the big prescription bottle of Ritalin around is kind of awkward and I'm always patting whatever pocket to make sure it hasn't fallen out. To make matters more interesting, I work in a facility where we counsel clients with substance abuse issues. So I have to keep good tabs on this stuff for all kinds of reasons. My understanding of the law is that the meds have to be kept in the original bottle all the time. There may not be a good answer to this problem, but I'd be interested in how others have handled it. Even if I start taking Concerta and need fewer pills with me, I'm still going to have to travel with it. Thanks for any input!