If you think taking medication is a crutch or makes you weak. Remember, medication isn’t a crutch it simply helps you get better. When it’s used in combination with therapy, and other healthy self-care practices.Medication For ADHD Isn’t a Crutch, Weakness or Gateway Drug3692Sandy PaceLoren A Olson MDAug 6, 2020·1 min readI hear this all the time from my patients. They say they don’t want to take something that could be a crutch. The crutches are useful. Unfortunately sometimes they get used inappropriately and that’s where the problems lie.