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Why is ADHD Medicine Abused?

Why is ADHD Medicine Abused?
Stimulant medications, including amphetamines (Adderall) and methylphenidate (Ritalin and Concerta) are typically prescribed to help treat those who were diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. These medications can be prescribed to children, adolescents or adults to help treat their symptoms. Although ADHD diagnoses...

What Does Anxiety Feel Like?

What Does Anxiety Feel Like?
Anxiety is a completely normal human emotion that everyone experiences throughout their lives. Many people feel anxious, or even nervous at times, when they are facing a problem at work, prior to taking a test, or even when it comes to making important decisions. Anxiety disorders, however, are much different. They can cause such distress...

The Potential Damage of Bottle...

The Potential Damage of Bottled-Up Emotions
Although an often overlooked cause of addiction, emotional trauma lies at the heart of many types of various addictions. This recognition is not new and since the 1970s, treatment professionals have understood the role emotions play in the development of substance abuse disorders and relapse. Numerous studies have found that a history of...

Learning to Trust the Method i...

Learning to Trust the Method in Treatment
Letting go is hard, but you have to allow yourself to trust the method during rehab in order to get the most out of treatment. Trusting the method means accepting all parts of the recovery program, not letting pride or a cynical mindset dampen your experience. If you doubt or ignore parts of rehab you will miss out on information that would...
recent from About Opium Why is ADHD Medicine Abused?
Stimulant medications, including amphetamines (Adderall) and methylphenidate (Ritalin and Concerta) are typically prescribed to help treat those who were diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. These medications can be prescribed to children, adolescents or adults to help treat...
recent from Opium Addiction Why Can’t I Have Just One Drink?
You’ve already been through the most difficult and painful aspect of the recovery process, which included the withdrawal symptoms such as anxiety, shakiness, and even possible severe complications such as seizures and rapid heartbeat. After this stage is done, why would you want to risk the possibility of...
recent from Getting Help Learning to Trust the Method in Treatment
Letting go is hard, but you have to allow yourself to trust the method during rehab in order to get the most out of treatment. Trusting the method means accepting all parts of the recovery program, not letting pride or a cynical mindset dampen your experience. If you doubt or ignore parts of rehab you will...
recent from Help for Friends & Family 4 Ways to Talk to Your Teens About Addiction
Approaching a teenager about addiction is stressful, but you will have a better chance of success and be better prepared for the conversation if you have a plan in place before you sit down with your child. Every teen is different and may require a different approach, so here are a few ways for you to...