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Adderall Addiction: Side Effects, Abuse Signs & Withdrawal Symptoms

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Children quickly learn that medicines can help them feel better. Though medications can be hazardous, this is often forgotten as the positive effects are felt instead of the adverse side effects. Adderall is one of those medicines that have many benefits to help those struggling with attention difficulties, but it is also a medication that...

Causes of Addiction: Nature vs Nurture

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The question of nature vs. nurture pops up in many areas of psychology and medical sciences, but few issues spark as much of a contentious debate as the question of a potential cause of addiction. Substance abuse behaviors have a tendency to run in families, but that only compounds the question of whether the issue...

How Alcoholism Almost Ruined Royce Da 5’9

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Royce Da 5’9, the stage name of Detroit-born rapper Ryan Montgomery, met his wife in high school. They were in the same Spanish class, but when he spotted her blaring from the latest Roots album from the speakers of her mom’s car, she really caught his attention. They quickly bonded over their shared musical tastes...

Difference between Suboxone and Methadone

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Statistics from the National Institute on Drug Abuse show that more than 115 people in the United States die every day from opioid overdoses, a national problem that costs the U.S. over $78 billion a year in lost wages, medical treatment, and criminal justice involvement. Treatments vary and often involve a combination of methods, including...

Detox Safe for Pregnant Women

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Having a baby will change your life in more ways than you could ever have imagined. Every mother wants to be the best mom possible and do everything there is to make sure that her baby has the best start in life. If you take drugs or alcohol during your pregnancy, you have the potential...

Effects of Alcohol on the Brain

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Few activities are as surrounded by medical myths as much as the consumption of alcohol. From claims that drinking directly kills your liver to tips on how to mitigate the effects of alcohol on brain and body, there’s a lot of information and misinformation out there. If you’re worried about issues related to alcohol addiction...

How to Hold an Intervention

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The feeling that it might be necessary to hold an intervention in order to address concerns about someone who has an addiction problem can seem troubling. When a loved one or friend needs help, you want the best for them. Making the leap from worrying about a person to starting a structured process of intervention,...

How to Stay Sober this Summer

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Now that summer is officially here, it’s time to enjoy the sunshine and bring out the barbeque with friends and family. For recovering addicts, this season can be a difficult time to practice sobriety when the temptations seem to be magnified. Luckily, if you have gone through drug and alcohol treatment, you have the tools...

The Silent Nature of Opioid Addiction

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Opioids are a drug class that includes heroin, as well as powerful pain relievers, such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, codeine, morphine, fentanyl, and many others. Today prescription opioids fill American’s medicine cabinets; and sadly, opioid overdoses now kill more Americans every year than car accidents. In 2016, more than 64,000 people died from drug overdoses including...

Dangers of Mixing Xanax and Alcohol

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In the stressful world that we live in, many people have turned to Xanax (alprazolam) to get some relief from anxiety. Xanax is the 13th most commonly prescribed psychiatric drug medication in the United States, and nearly 42 million Americans are taking the drug. Every year, 22,000 people die from complications involving prescription medications. Approximately...