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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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Staying Off Drugs this New Year

Nothing symbolizes change and a fresh start more than the New Year. It’s the time of year countless people make resolutions, vowing to do things differently than they did the year before. New Year’s Day is the day where people say they’ll finally find the motivation to make those positive changes. New Year’s is also…

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Teen Drug Abuse – A Real Problem

The use of drugs amongst teens is nothing new. Teenagers and adolescents are curious by nature and, for many, part of growing up means experimenting with drugs or alcohol. As common as it is for teens to experiment with drugs or alcohol, however, it doesn’t mean that it’s safe. A “little” experimentation can go a…

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Holistic Addiction Treatment – Does it Work?

Addiction isn’t something that happens to a “certain type” of person. It’s an unfortunate reality that effects different kinds of people from every demographic you can imagine. There’s over 20 million people addicted to drugs or alcohol throughout the world, and not all of them will respond positively to traditional treatment methods. Just as every…

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What Does a Heroin Addict Look Like? Separating Truth from Myth

Contrary to stereotypical belief, there isn’t a certain “type” of person that fits the description of a heroin addict. Heroin addiction can hide from anyone and affects people from all walks of life. Heroin has rapidly risen to the most abused drug, an epidemic that has taken the entire world by storm. There are very…

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Is Marijuana Addictive?

Marijuana’s a hot topic these days. Not only is cannabis legal for medicinal use in 29 states, but there are nine states where it’s legal to use recreationally. It’s also legal for medical and recreational use in Washington DC. And, while this is a giant step forward for the countless advocates who have been working…