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Adderall Addiction

Adderall is a commonly prescribed drug for the treatment of ADHD. It also treats narcolepsy (the sudden and uncontrollable onset of sleepiness) and some forms of depression that do not respond to other treatments. Adderall, however, is a very dangerous prescription medication because of its side effects and has a high potential for addiction. Through…

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Alcohol Addiction and the Treatment Options Available

Alcohol abuse is the term used to describe the habit of drinking unhealthily every day or consuming large quantities of alcohol at a time. It can be very destructive and ruin your relationships, render you unemployed because of absenteeism from work, or make you break laws such as DUI (driving under the influence of alcohol).…

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Addiction and Intervention

Almost everyone knows someone struggling with addiction. Unfortunately, many of us don’t know why someone becomes addicted to drugs. We also lack an understanding of the physiological effects of drugs and how they change the brain. Through these changes, they foster compulsive drug addiction. Too many people view drug abuse and addiction as strictly a…

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Future Professionals and Drug Addiction 

When you’re in school to become a professional who will maintain a license and practice in their field, it’s crucial to live life on the right track and make the right decisions. However, future professionals and drug addiction is a common occurrence and can be detrimental to the future of students. What few people realize…

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What Are Process Addictions?

What are process addictions? When people think of addiction, substance use tends to come to mind first. However, plenty of behaviors and interactions can trigger a reward response in the brain. That response is what leads to addiction. For that reason, finding a process addiction treatment center is often a must. What Are Process Addictions?…

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What Is Partial Hospitalization?

Some call it day rehab. Others consider it the middle ground between inpatient and outpatient care. What is partial hospitalization, and how does it benefit you? Here’s what you need to know. What is Partial Hospitalization? Overcoming an alcohol or drug dependence doesn’t follow a routine outline. Every case is different. Someone with intense cravings…

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What Are Schedule 1 Drugs?

Congress passed the Controlled Substance Act that requires substances to be classified based on their medicinal value and potential for causing dependency. Federal regulatory and enforcement agencies are responsible for evaluating substances to help the government determine if a substance poses a danger to public health and safety. Schedule 1 drugs is the classification for…

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Understanding the History of Meth

Crystal meth, or methamphetamine, has an interesting history behind its illegal use. Many people think meth is relatively new to the streets. But that is not true. Until the late 20th century, meth was used by medical professionals for a number of treatment options. The actual history of meth goes back to Japan in the…

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