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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 are increasing, people’s symptoms tend to...

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 that it can interfere with a person’s ability...

Does There Need to Be an Emergency to Ge...

Does There Need to Be an Emergency to Get Me into Rehab?
Opioids, also commonly referred to as opiates or narcotics, are painkillers that are derived from opium, which comes from the poppy plant. The two most common natural products of opium are morphine and codeine, highly powerful substances that can cause intense addictions. If you use narcotics only to control pain and as directed, then you are unlikely to become addicted to the drugs,...

Will I Succeed in Rehab if I’m Anti-Soci...

Will I Succeed in Rehab if I’m Anti-Social?
Addicts often display antisocial behavior, avoiding close friends and family members to hide their opium use. Over time antisocial behavior can become more severe, ruining relationships and causing other repercussions for the addict. Users can get help for addiction by attending rehab but antisocial behavior can keep you from being successful. In order for rehab to be effective you must...

Why Can’t I Have Just One Drink?

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 going through it again? [1] While in recovery, especially early into recovery,...

What Role Do Habits Play in Addiction?

What Role Do Habits Play in Addiction?
Throughout every day, people make multiple choices at random times. Some of these choices are easy to make, while others are quite difficult, but, when it comes to addiction, a choice can either feed or starve her addiction. Some addicts view their addictions as burdens or hindrances to their lives, while other people choose to continue in their addictions, because they have not yet...

What Causes Addiction?

What Causes Addiction?
What many people do not understand is why addicts become addicted to drugs in the first place nor how a drug changes the brain to foster compulsive drug abuse. One of the most common stereotypes about addiction is that many people see it strictly as a social problem and that only those who are morally weak become addicts. Some people also believe that addicts, if they truly desired to...

What Do I Do If I’m Addicted to a Medica...

What Do I Do If I’m Addicted to a Medication I Need?
Finding out that you are addicted to the medication you need can be an extremely scary and unnerving thought. Unfortunately, many of the people who take pain medications find themselves addicted to their medications within a relatively short amount of time of being prescribed it, so both the doctors and clients are having a difficult time managing opium’s addiction. However,...

How Will Abusing Sedatives Affect My Dep...

How Will Abusing Sedatives Affect My Depression?
Depression is an everyday struggle, so it may be tempting for people with this issue to turn to drugs or alcohol to dull their pain. However, substance abuse will complicate matters—using sedatives such as opium will worsen your depression symptoms and give you more stress. Furthermore, this drug is highly addictive, so, if you develop a habit, then you will have to recover from not...

How Can I Make Myself Want to Go to Reha...

How Can I Make Myself Want to Go to Rehab?
When you know you need to change, you may still have a hard time finding the personal motivation to do what you must. For instance, if you suffer from addiction and struggled to commit to rehab, then it is crucial that you put aside your distractions to focus on recovery. There are countless reasons to go to rehab if you look at your situation from an outsider’s perspective, but that...

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