I have a prescription for Wellbutrin, a drug which blocks reuptake of dopamine (strong) and noradrenaline (weak). I got this prescription because my family wasn't keen on my idea of self-medicating with ephedrine (strong noradrenaline response) and caffeine (strong dopamine response). I was very curious to see if this drug actually works, so I chewed the first pill in order to get all of the drug as an instant release. Outlook on life is great, I feel motivated to do things, and right now I feel very happy. Overall I would say this drug is very effective. Now comes the tricky part. Do I take this medication as prescribed, for an indefinite period of time? My concern is that it will work now, but will cause severe problems in the long run. People who take things like Paxil end up being very reliant on Paxil, and the withdrawal from that medication is arguably worse than the depression it's supposed to treat. People who take lots of street drugs say over and over again that they need drugs just to make them feel normal again. People who smoke cigarettes have severe withdrawal when they try to stop. Do I take the medication as prescribed? It seems less likely to lead to addiction if I use medication sparingly, but maybe there's something I'm missing here. Any help would be appreciated.