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Is Alcohol A Stimulant? – A Closer Look

Is Alcohol A Stimulant? The short answer? Yes. And no. When you think of drinking alcohol, you might assume that alcohol is a stimulant. What, with all the parties and excitement associated with drinking alcohol, this would be a reasonable assumption. However, alcohol is actually classified as a depressant. The reason is in the way…

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The Effects of Kratom Withdrawal

Kratom, known by its scientific name, Mitragyna speciosa, is a plant that is native to countries in  Southeast Asia, such as Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand. Kratom leaves have been used as an herbal medicine as well as a ceremonial drink for many years. When ingested, usually as a tea or drinkable concoction, it produces a…

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Mixing Adderall And Alcohol

Adderall is a stimulant medication used to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. The exact way in which it works is unknown. However, its effects may be attributed to its ability to promote the activity of certain brain neurotransmitters called norepinephrine and dopamine.1 Adderall is the brand name for a combination of amphetamine…

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Mixing Xanax and Alcohol – How Dangerous is it?

If you have ever visited a doctor for an anxiety disorder, you may have learned about Xanax. Xanax, also known by its generic name, Alprazolam, is a medication that is grouped into a classification of drugs called benzodiazepines. Essentially, Xanax works by increasing the release of GABA in the brain. GABA is a molecule that…

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How to Detox from Adderall

Adderall is a famous and widely abused drug. Almost 6 percent of students are using this drug weekly without any prescription. Adderall is a kind of amphetamine used for the treatment of ADHD and narcolepsy. Adderall releases serotonin, norepinephrine, and dopamine in the brain. The government has classified it as a Schedule II drug. Aside…

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Difference Between Dependence vs Addiction

Differentiating between drug addiction vs. dependence can be difficult. However, there are some distinctions that separate the two. Physical dependence on a substance (drugs or alcohol) may be a component of addiction, but it is not the addiction itself. Dependence is characterized by symptoms of tolerance or withdrawal in the brain, and may be the…

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Most Common Misconceptions About Addiction

There are many common misconceptions about addiction that can hurt an addict trying to change. Addiction is one of the most difficult things an individual can face in their lifetime. Not only are some addictions terribly difficult to overcome, but the stigma attached to addiction and substance abuse can make what’s already bad even worse….

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Why Traditional Rehab Doesn’t Work

The opiate epidemic is on the rise, leaving many addicts wondering why rehab doesn’t work. On average in 2016, over 42,000 overdose deaths were caused by opioids. Since 2000, over 300,000 Americans have died at the hands of opioids. And while a public health emergency was declared in 2017 regarding the opioid crisis in America,…

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Withdrawal Symptoms of Hallucinogens

As the use of psychedelic medication grows, more of those looking to take use these treatment options are looking for information on the withdrawal symptoms of hallucinogens and psychedelic drugs. And the interest is only trending upward. With MDMA going through FDA clinical trials, Johns Hopkins recent studies on Psilocybin, Ayahuasca and LSD becoming more…