LEXINGTON, Ky. — Executive coach and speaker Vitale Buford announced her memoir Addicted to Perfect, outlining her Adderall addiction, is published today by Changing Lives Press. A resident of Lexington, Ky., Buford lays out the shocking journey she endured during her decade-long Adderall addiction, and how she overcame it. After completing a rehab stay, she also discovered the other addictions she needed to overcome that were simply masked by her Adderall usage.
“In recent years Adderall usage among female young professionals has grown more than 700%,” said Buford. “We are in danger. Adderall is casually passed around college campuses today and encourages an unhealthy addiction with perfection as it promises laser-focus and energy in its abusers.”
Like a majority of Adderall users, Buford was introduced to Adderall by a college boyfriend and allowed her to maintain excellent grades while working two jobs. By the time she turned 25, Buford was appointed marketing director for a high-powered law firm, which encouraged her to continue to use to accomplish everything on her plate. At the height of her addiction, Buford’s tolerance level for Adderall increased to 360mg a day, while the recommended daily allowance is 50mg.
A change agent transforming organizations, groups, and individuals, Buford is an iPEC-certified executive coach, international speaker, and author. Her experience includes more than a decade working in marketing and business development for a variety of industries and professional service organizations.