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  • The Effects of Steroid Use

    Are Steroids Harmful? Some steroids can be incredibly harmful to those who take them. Conversely, some types are used to help people with inflammatory conditions like chronic bronchitis, but those are categorized as corticosteroids . They are not ...

    ... drugs of abuse . Addiction to AAS is shown in spending excessive amounts of money and efforts to acquire, hide, and use ... in strength and performance can come many unwanted short-term effects, which include: Acne. Mood ... continue reading
  • How to Help a Steroid Addict

    Help for Steroids Addicts People who are addicted to steroids may need professional help to stop taking the drug. While the dependency that develops may be different from other, more commonly abused substances, anabolic steroids can indeed be ...

    ... about and understand their drug use. Do your best to learn how the drug affects the body and what may ... might notice a strange odor from use of steroid creams. Sudden breakouts of acne can also indicate steroid abuse. Am ... continue reading
  • Steroid Abuse

    Overview of Steroid Abuse Steroids are lifesavers in many situations. For example, corticosteroids open up the lungs to allow for increased breathing during asthma attacks. However, there are steroids that can be incredibly damaging to one's health ...

    ... leave holes in the skin, and these track marks can look red and inflamed. If the user is taking pills, look for pill packets in the trash or in their bag. Acne is one of the major signs of use. Skin that once looked ... continue reading
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  • The Effects of Dextroamphetamine Use

    Dextroamphetamine is a prescription stimulant used in the treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. Dextroamphetamine is commonly found under the brand names Dexedrine and ProCentra and a more recently approved ...

    ... doses to feel the same effects. Spending excessive amounts of time in finding and using the drug. Experiencing withdrawal when not using. Dextroamphetamine abuse can quickly become an all-consuming problem, but if you or ... continue reading
  • The Effects of Adderall Use

    Is Adderall Harmful? Adderall is a form of amphetamine prescribed for the treatment of: 1 Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Narcolepsy. It is available in 2 forms : immediate release and extended release. 1 Both forms are suitable for ...

    ... when a person takes Adderall compulsively. Those with an Adderall addiction will undertake extreme measures to attain and use the drug even if it means putting their well-being at risk. 8 Addiction may be addressed by ... continue reading
  • The Effects of Amphetamine Use

    While amphetamines have clinical use, their potential for abuse and dependency is high. Legitimate use may turn into addiction. Amphetamines such as Adderall , and non-amphetamine stimulants such as Ritalin are gaining in popularity as recreational ...

    ... 20.4% get their hands on them by means of their family. Frequent and long-term use of amphetamines can lead to drug dependence. Drug dependence thresholds are different for different people, making it more difficult to ... continue reading
  • Stimulant Drug Abuse

    Stimulants, both illicit and prescription, are known to increase energy and alertness. Prescription stimulants can offer therapeutic benefits when used as prescribed. However, both prescription and illicit stimulants have a high propensity for ...

    ... 2, 6, 8 When a person's brain is exposed to the substance over and over again, the circuit eventually gets used to the presence of the drug and without it, a person can struggle to feel those positive effects, making it ... continue reading
  • History and Statistics of “Study Drugs”

    What are “Study Drugs?” The colloquial term “study drugs” typically refers to prescription stimulant medications (such as Ritalin and Concerta) that are used to enhance aspects of a user's mental functioning, such as: Memory. Concentration. ...

    ... to 2009, but has since begun to rise again—approaching nearly 9% for amphetamine and 2% for MPH in 2013 . The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) estimates that nearly 6.5 million Americans over the age of 12 ... continue reading
  • The Effects of Dexedrine Use

    Understanding Dexedrine Dexedrine is a brand name for the prescription drug dextroamphetamine and is used to treat pediatric attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy in both children and adults. By increasing neural signaling ...

    ... other than intended by your prescription. One specific way that people abuse Dexedrine is to use it as a focus and study enhancing drug , hoping that the improved focus it provides to people with ADHD will help them ... continue reading
  • The Effects of Concerta Use

    Concerta is the trade name of a central nervous system stimulant known as methylphenidate . It is prescribed mainly for the treatment of: Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Narcolepsy. As a stimulant, ...

    ... taking Concerta, which is classified as a Schedule II drug with potential for abuse. Using it without the consent and direction of a medical professional is dangerous and can lead to a host of medical problems . Concerta ... continue reading
  • The Effects of Ritalin Use

    Is Ritalin Bad For You? Ritalin (generic name: methylphenidate) is a stimulant prescribed to reduce the effects of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). It is also sometimes prescribed for the ...

    ... attacks if the user is not able to easily obtain the drug. Users with a significant Ritalin addiction often engage in a “binge-crash” cycle, with continual use and no sleep for days, followed by heavy sleeping that can ... continue reading
  • Effects of Stimulant Drugs

    Are Stimulants Harmful? Any amount of stimulant abuse can cause damage to the user. Stimulants are a class of substances that increase certain types of cell signaling and amplify various physiologic processes throughout the brain and body. In ...

    ... to stimulants: They spend a majority of their time seeking out and using the drug. They continue to seek the drug despite adverse effects on their life and health. They have tried to give up or cut down on their ... continue reading
  • Trazodone Use in Substance Abuse Treatment

    Each individual in recovery is likely to have had a somewhat unique substance abuse program experience. There are a number of therapeutic variables, including treatment center setting and program duration. However, many commonly encountered ...

    ... further noted that until more studies have established the benefits and safety of the drug for sleep disturbance, they cannot recommend with confidence its use for this purpose after the initial detox period ends. 10 ... continue reading
  • Vyvanse Abuse

    Vyvanse, also known in its generic form as lisdexamfetamine, is a medication used for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and adults. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has also approved it for treatment ...

    ... to prescription medications that have high potential for abuse and addiction 4 . Vyvanse Abuse Misuse and abuse of Vyvanse and other prescription drugs occurs when these drugs are used in a way other than indicated by a ... continue reading
  • Adderall Overdose

    Adderall - the pharmaceutical combination of dextroamphetamine and amphetamine - is a prescription stimulant medication primarily used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and adults 1 . When taken as prescribed, ...

    ... (SAMHSA) found that there were, on average, 114 emergency room visits per day involving young adults between the ages of 18 and 25 using amphetamine drugs like Adderall or methamphetamine 8 . Being aware of the signs ... continue reading
  • How to Help a Dextroamphetamine Addict

    How to Approach an Addict If someone in your life is struggling with an addiction to dextroamphetamine, you may be experiencing a lot of emotions, such as fear, concern, anger, and frustration. You may be willing to try anything to get them into ...

    ... consequences. Developing tolerance. Experiencing withdrawal symptoms in the drug's absence. Investing a lot of time in getting and using the drug. Using dextroamphetamine in situations where doing so could be physically ... continue reading
  • Snorting Adderall

    What is Adderall? Adderall is a prescription stimulant used and abused for its ability to increase energy and mental focus, as well as for its potential to elicit pleasurable feelings at high enough doses 1 . It is prescribed for the treatment of ...

    ... which emphasizes the link between a person's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and helps individuals understand how these contribute to and perpetuate drug use and addiction. CBT will also help to teach new tools for ... continue reading
  • How to Help an Adderall Addict

    Help for Adderall Addicts Adderall is the brand name for a drug that contains two active ingredients: amphetamine and dextroamphetamine . These ingredients work to stimulate and speed up the body. Doctors use this drug in the treatment of ...

    ... . In a 2009 study published by the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, more than 6% of all college students admitted to using Adderall . However, treatment for Adderall addiction is available. Treatment may be sought ... continue reading
  • Dextroamphetamine Abuse

    Dextroamphetamine is a central nervous system stimulant prescribed for the treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. This substance is also known by specific brand names such as Dexedrine, ProCentra or Zenzedi. The ...

    ... misuse and abuse, and recovery. Check out some of these websites: Partnership for Drug-Free Kids : Geared towards parents and provides information on drug use, prevention, and treatment. National Institute on Drug Abuse ... continue reading
  • How to Treat Stimulant Addiction

    The stimulants are a broad class of substances that affect the nervous system in a way that leads to increased activity across a number of mental and physical processes—serving, in varying degrees, to boost energy and attention but also capable of ...

    ... . Find your physical health is deteriorating . Someone that is intoxicated by stimulants and/or compulsively using these drugs may show signs and symptoms like 3 : An elated mood or increased sense of well-being. Dilated ... continue reading
  • How to Help a Desoxyn Addict

    You may be surprised to learn that Desoxyn is actually methamphetamine. It is the only remaining marketed pharmaceutical containing methamphetamine 1 . Stimulant abuse is a major problem in the U.S. More than 1.6 million people in the U.S. admitted ...

    ... not be honest with you because of the shame, fear, anger, and denial associated with their drug use. During your communication 6 : Stay calm and patient . Being angry or judgmental will lead to defensiveness from your ... continue reading
  • Vyvanse Overdose

    Vyvanse is a medication prescribed to manage ADHD and the compulsive behaviors associated with binge eating disorders 1 . However, as with any medication, taking too much Vyvanse can have serious side effects. Furthermore, people have become ...

    ... how much or how often they take it. They also typically crave the drug and continue to use it despite negative consequences of using, which may include 4 : Employment problems. Legal difficulties. Family conflict. As ... continue reading
  • Snorting Ritalin

    Ritalin is sold as both an immediate-release and extended-release medication 2 . Extended-release Ritalin is designed to gradually release methylphenidate into the bloodstream throughout the day, rather than all at once. Ritalin is classified as a ...

    ... of it over time to achieve the same effects. Spending an excessive amount of time obtaining and/or using the drug. Experiencing withdrawal symptoms when stopping or reducing Ritalin (see below). People abusing Ritalin ... continue reading
  • Adderall Withdrawal

    Adderall, a branded formulation of amphetamine and dextroamphetamine , is a stimulant that doctors prescribe for the management of: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Narcolepsy. As a prescription stimulant, Adderall can be used to ...

    ... Narcolepsy. As a prescription stimulant, Adderall can be used to effectively manage these conditions by helping users remain alert and focused. Unfortunately, Adderall is also a popular drug of abuse . It is sold on the ... continue reading
  • Dexedrine Abuse

    Dexedrine is the brand name for an extended-release formulation of dextroamphetamine, a central nervous system stimulant prescribed to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. Dextroamphetamine is also one of the active ...

    ... their performance in school or at work. 1,2 They may also use stimulants to stay awake during social gatherings and parties. 1 NIDA states that since drug use early in life is a major risk factor for addiction later on ... continue reading
  • Amphetamine Addiction

    Amphetamines are prescription medications or illegal substances that are also known as stimulants, as they speed up your metabolism and increase your alertness. When legally prescribed, they are typically used to treat attention-deficit ...

    ... . This is an approach that is designed to help increase your motivation to make positive changes and stop using drugs. You work with a counselor to identify areas where you feel ambivalent about changing your habits ... continue reading
  • Side Effects of Vyvanse

    Vyvanse is a brand name for the medication lisdexamfetamine that is prescribed to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and binge-eating disorders 1,2 . Vyvanse belongs to a class of medicines known as central nervous system (CNS) ...

    ... dependence 3 . Schedule II is the highest cautionary classification given to prescription drugs, and these drugs are only to be used under the strict supervision of a physician. Is Vyvanse Harmful? Examples of ways in ... continue reading
  • Adderall Abuse

    What Is Adderall? Adderall is a combination of amphetamine and dextroamphetamine that is used primarily to treat the symptoms of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) . It has benefits with sleep disorders and reported, off-label utility ...

    ... 22-year-olds at nearly 11%. To learn more, visit our article, History and Statistics of “Study Drugs” . Related Articles The Effects of Adderall Use To share your story or talk to others who understand, visit our Forum ... continue reading
  • Why Are Amphetamines So Addictive?

    Amphetamines are a class of synthetic drugs that similarly stimulate the central nervous system (CNS). They are prescribed for legitimate use in the management of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), narcolepsy and, rarely, in cases of ...

    ... even when there is no conscious desire to use the drugs. The brain becomes conditioned to associate past use behaviors and the pleasurable effects of the drug with emotions, events, and thoughts that can trigger cravings ... continue reading
  • Wellbutrin Abuse

    Bupropion (Wellbutrin, Aplenzin, Zyban) is a drug that is approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat depression, seasonal affective disorder, and to help people stop smoking 1 . Doctors also frequently prescribe bupropion to ...

    ... withdrawal when they stopped taking the drug, such as irritability and depressed mood 2 . Like any other potentially addictive drug, abusers may begin prioritizing obtaining and using this substance over other important ... continue reading
  • Concerta Abuse

    [quizBuddy quiz=”Concerta Abuse” question=”1″] What Is Concerta? When taken in high doses, Concerta can produce physical and mental effects similar to street drugs like cocaine and methamphetamine. Concerta is the brand name for an ...

    ... supply their medication to others for illegal use. These statistics demonstrate that young people are abusing their prescription drugs —and even when they are not abusing the drugs themselves, others are asking them to ... continue reading
  • Ritalin Abuse

    Ritalin addiction can throw your life off course but recovery can get you back on track. Ritalin is the trade name for methylphenidate, a stimulant of the central nervous system used to treat attention deficit disorder (ADD) and attention deficit ...

    ... awake. Get high. Ritalin is often referred to as a “smart drug” and abused for its reputation of improving school performance, even though such use of methylphenidate remains a highly debated topic (Frati et al., 2015 ... continue reading
  • Snorting Vyvanse

    Vyvanse is the brand name of a medication prescribed to treat attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and binge eating disorder (BED) 1 . This substance is a central nervous system (CNS) stimulant that interacts with several ...

    ... Vyvanse users do not commonly attempt to snort and inject the drug to achieve a stronger high. Similarly to ... 11,600 of these people sought ER treatment from use of stimulants only while the others required treatment for ... continue reading
  • Effects of Desoxyn Abuse

    Desoxyn is a prescription drug that is indicated to treat two conditions 1,2 : Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children 6 and older. Exogenous obesity (obesity due to overeating) in individuals 12 years old or older (on a ...

    ... most noteworthy difference is the strength. Desoxyn is more potent than the aforementioned drugs, and its effects can last for up to 8 hours 2 . Prescription stimulant use is very prevalent in the U.S. In fact, in 2010 ... continue reading
  • How to Get Help for Dexedrine Abuse

    How to Approach an Addict If you're worried about someone you love using Dexedrine, watch out for use of dextroamphetamine as other brand formulations like Adderall , ProCentra, and Zenzedi. If someone close to you is struggling with an addiction to ...

    ... . Dexedrine, e.g., is a prescription stimulant used in the treatment of ADHD and narcolepsy. Because this drug isn't illegal and it has accepted medical uses, oftentimes users will fail to believe that they are addicted ... continue reading
  • Desoxyn Abuse

    What Is Desoxyn? Desoxyn is a prescription stimulant medication that contains methamphetamine hydrochloride . It is available in 5 mg tablets that are intended for oral use 1,2 . It is prescribed for the treatment of 1 : ...

    ... home, work, or school. Make multiple attempts to reduce or end use ineffectively. Spend excessive time and energy in getting and using the drug. Recreational use or repeated misuse of a prescription places the user in a ... continue reading
  • CVS Digs Deep into the Trend of Stimulant Abuse

    Although drugs like heroin and cocaine tend to grab flashier and more dramatic headlines in the media, arguably the biggest substance issue among young adults and college students is prescription medication. In fact, prescription stimulants are ...

    ... good intentions. They've likely heard the stories…you know, the ones that say using these drugs can help students study round-the-clock and soak up exorbitant amounts of knowledge. What those rumors don't reveal, however ... continue reading
  • Steroid Overdose

    In general, there are two kinds of steroid drugs: Corticosteroids, which are used for medical issues. Anabolic steroids , which may also have indications for medical use, but are often misused to improve strength, appearance, and athletic ...

    ... learn how to cope with your compulsions to use this damaging substance and may address any mental health issues that may be contributing to use of these drugs, such as body dysmorphic disorder . A structured treatment ... continue reading
  • Stimulant Withdrawal

    Stimulants are substances that increase the activity of several neurotransmitter systems throughout the brain, and are capable of creating a state of heightened energy and alertness. Additionally, many of the stimulant drugs elevate physiological ...

    ... clear from the body relatively quickly, generally within a couple days, depending on the dose and frequency of use. As the drug leaves the body, withdrawal symptoms may set in. The withdrawal period for stimulants can ... continue reading
  • How to Help a Concerta Addict

    When you love someone with an addiction, it can be hard to understand why he or she can't just stop using overnight. Addiction can take over an individual's life and produce an all-consuming desire to continue use despite wanting or needing to stop. ...

    ... it can produce. Concerta is the trade name for methylphenidate, a stimulant medication used to treat ADD and ADHD in both children and adults. The drug is often taken under the supervision of a doctor or other medical or ... continue reading
  • How to Help an Amphetamine Addict

    Amphetamine addiction is a serious issue. Stimulants have the potential to adversely affect the personality and behavior of the individuals abusing these drugs. Amphetamine addiction is a serious issue; stimulants have the potential to adversely ...

    ... shown that abuse of amphetamines, like most drugs in the stimulant class can, over time, lead to changes in brain structure and function . There is evidence that the use of these substances is associated with changes in ... continue reading
  • How to Help a Ritalin Addict

    Help for Ritalin Addicts Ritalin (generic name: methylphenidate) is a highly addictive prescription stimulant medication used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It is a widely prescribed medication, making its abuse a common ...

    ... . One of telltale signs of addiction is using the drug in a manner that is different than prescribed ... substances, such as alcohol or opiates. Crush the tablets and inhale them rather than take them orally. Am I ... continue reading
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  • Drugs and Devotion

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  • Concurrent Alcohol and Methadone Abuse

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  • Types of Alternative Treatments and Therapies for Addiction

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  • Find a Drug and Alcohol Abuse Rehab Center in New Mexico

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  • Concurrent Alcohol and Ketamine Abuse

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  • New Jersey Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment Centers

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  • Find a Drug and Alcohol Abuse Rehab Center in Wyoming

    When addiction takes hold, it can feel impossible to get free from it, but there is a way out. You have a wealth of resources to choose from when picking a treatment program. Browse our listings to view programs in Wyoming and read reviews from ...

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  • Find a Drug and Alcohol Abuse Rehab Center in Ohio

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  • Find a Drug and Alcohol Abuse Rehab Center in West Virginia

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  • If a Drug Is Legal, Is it Safe?

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  • Drug and Alcohol Abuse Across Generations

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  • 30 Famous Athletes Who Have Battled Drug Addiction and Alcoholism

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  • Find a Drug and Alcohol Abuse Rehab Center in Louisiana

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  • Mississippi Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment Centers

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  • Find a Drug and Alcohol Abuse Rehab Center in Arkansas

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  • Find a Drug and Alcohol Abuse Rehab Center in Oregon

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  • Pennsylvania (PA) Drug and Alcohol Abuse Rehab Center

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  • Rhode Island Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment Centers

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  • Frequently Asked Questions About Finding Help for Drug Abuse

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  • Find a Drug and Alcohol Abuse Rehab Center in South Dakota

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  • Michigan Drug and Alcohol Abuse Rehab Center

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    Addiction to drugs or alcohol can cause an incredible amount of mental, emotional, financial, and physical suffering. Substance abuse can lead to a number of negative experiences in your interpersonal relationships, career, or schoolwork. Whether ...

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  • Find a Drug and Alcohol Abuse Rehab Center in Nebraska

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