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Adderall is a stimulant drug that is made up of two active ingredients, amphetamine and dextroamphetamine. These ingredients stimulate the body and provide users with enhanced concentration and attention and increased energy. Adderall is typically used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and sometimes the sleep disorder narcolepsy. Abuse of Adderall isn’t uncommon. It is often used recreationally by...

Adderall is a stimulant medication that is used to treat conditions like attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. It works by improving mental alertness, concentration, and attention. However, while it’s an effective treatment for certain disorders, it’s a medication that is often abused for its effects. It’s a popular drug among high school and college students who use it...

Anyone who is suffering from addiction to opioid drugs knows how hard it is to give them up. One fear that keeps many opioid addicts from seeking help to get clean and sober is the fear of going through withdrawals. The symptoms of withdrawal can be unpleasant, painful, and even dangerous for those addicts who have been using opioids for...

If you have been prescribed opioid painkillers for a medical condition, you may be concerned about becoming dependent on or addicted to the medication, and for good reason. It’s reported that more than 2 million people misused prescription opioid drugs in 2017 alone, and more than 20,000 Americans overdose and die from these pain relievers every year. With numbers like...

Living with an opioid addict is definitely challenging. Addiction isn’t a condition that only affects the person taking the drugs, it affects everyone who is around that person. It has the potential to tear families apart – and it does so in many cases. People who care for someone who is addicted to opioids is likely to feel a range...

Heroin is often the last opioid drug that an individual develops an addiction to. Many people become addicted to heroin after first using prescription opioids, like Percocet or OxyContin, often for legitimate reasons. When their prescriptions run out and they are no longer able to get opioid painkillers from their doctors, they turn to the cheaper and stronger option –...

Addiction is a disease that can affect anyone. It doesn’t discriminate, it can plague anyone from any walk of life. Once addiction takes hold of an individual, it is very difficult for that person to stop drinking alcohol or using drugs on his or her own. When an addict finds the pain of getting clean and sober to be less...

If you have paid attention to the news lately, then you know that the country is in the midst of an opioid drug epidemic. Prescription painkillers and illicit opioid drugs are taking more lives than ever. Heroin is just one of those drugs. Derived from morphine, which comes from the opium poppy plant, heroin is a central nervous system depressant...

Addiction is a disease that affects not only the person who is addicted, but all the people who are around him or her. When you have a friend or loved one who is struggling with heroin addiction, it’s hard to know what to do. Talking with your friend or loved one is often the right thing to do, but you...

Making the decision to seek treatment for your drug or alcohol addiction is a big deal. It is the beginning of your recovery process and it’s a step in the right direction for you and your family. To begin the process of recovery, you will first have to go through detoxification, or detox, to rid your body of the drugs...

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