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  • 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 ...

    ... Adderall's presence and needs it to perform as expected. Dependence can occur in someone who is taking the medication as prescribed or in someone who is abusing the drug ... to and perpetuate drug use and addiction. CBT ... 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 ...

    ... 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 in ... 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 ...

    ... completely, even for prescription use. 6 Credit: CBS Adderall Side Effects Adderall's side effects vary widely, ... if unchecked, can lead to relapse and continued drug use. While in most cases, stimulant withdrawal is ... continue reading
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  • 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 ...

    ... Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN), which tracks drug-related visits to emergency rooms across the country. In 2013, DAWN reported 17,000 Adderall-related ... their personal history of using Adderall, but generally include 4 ... 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 ...

    ... -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 today. 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. ...

    ... abuse include the following: According to the Monitoring the Future Survey of adolescent drug abuse, the use of study drugs, including Adderall and Ritalin, among 12 th graders declined from 2003 to 2009, but has ... 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, ...

    ... 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 and symptoms of an ... continue reading
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  • What Every Parent Needs to Know about Adderall Addiction

    Adderall is most commonly known for treating attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), but its use as a study aid has effectively turned this medication into one of the most widely used - and abused - recreational drugs among teenagers and ...

    ... , eventually spiraling into addiction. SAMSHA's National Survey on Drug Use and Health notes that 6.4 percent of all full-time college students have used Adderall recreationally within the past year. Nearly 90 percent of ... continue reading
  • What Every Parent Needs to Know About Adderall Addiction

    Adderall is most commonly prescribed as part of a treatment plan for adolescents and teenagers with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). But more teens-turned-young adults have discovered a new use for the “smart drug”—a term used ...

    ... disorder (ADHD). But more teens-turned-young adults have discovered a new use for the “smart drug”—a term used to describe Adderall, Ritalin, Concerta, Vyvanse and more stimulants that are misused as study aids ... continue reading
  • Concurrent Alcohol and Adderall Abuse

    Anyone at risk for alcohol or Adderall abuse should know several facts about both drugs. Both drugs are fairly common, and both can be lethal if used in conjunction or in large amounts separately. Adderall is an amphetamine, which means it is a ...

    ... the drugs. Combined Effects of Adderall and Alcohol Abuse Concurrent alcohol- and Adderall-induced health ... in getting your life back in order and quitting alcohol and Adderall use, then give us a call for free at . We'd ... continue reading
  • Drugs A-Z

    What is Acamprosate? Acamprosate is thought to help recovering alcoholics stay sober by balancing inhibitory and excitatory neurotransmission. Acamprosate may be combined with behavioral therapy to decrease the chance of relapse and continued ...

    ... number of pharmaceutical formulations such as Adderall (dextroamphetamine + amphetamine). Dextroamphetamine containing drugs are used to treat ADHD and narcolepsy and are more rarely used for the off-label indications of ... 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 ...

    ... (or reward circuit) of the brain and reinforce stimulant use. 2, 6, 8 When a person's brain is ... by cocaine. 22 Students and Study Drugs Prescription stimulants such as Adderall and Ritalin are commonly misused by students ... continue reading
  • Prescription Drug Abuse Problem

    For some time now, the abuse of illicit substances such as marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine and heroin has been a persistent national problem. In more recent years, however, our country has seen an alarming rise of prescription drug abuse - now ...

    ... (Xanax), and, lastly, stimulants such as dextroamphetamine (Adderall) and methylphenidate (Ritalin). Numbers from SAMHSA's 2013 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) included non-medical usage statistics for ... continue reading
  • Mixing Alcohol With Drugs

    Mixing alcohol with prescription drugs or illicit drugs (known as polysubstance use), can have dangerous health effects that many people may not realize. Since alcohol is such a commonly used substance, it's even more important to understand how it ...

    ... of consciousness. Coma. Mixing alcohol with prescription drugs like benzodiazepines used to manage anxiety—such as Ativan , ... potentially dangerous interactions. 1 Adderall Alprazolam Ambien Amphetamine Ativan Carisprodol ... continue reading
  • If a Drug Is Legal, Is it Safe?

    There is a common misconception, especially amongst young people, that if a drug is legal then it is safe. This is certainly not the case. In fact, many of the most dangerous drugs are legal with a valid prescription. Safe, short-term use of opioid ...

    ... engaging in unsafe sexual practices, violence, or illicit drug use. There is also an increased risk of suicide ... life-threatening practice. If you're abusing drugs like Ritalin or Adderall, you don't have to suffer any ... continue reading
  • Drug Addiction Quiz

    The drug addiction quiz is designed to provide you an idea of whether a drug addiction or drug abuse problem exists. The drug addiction quiz is not perfect and the drug addiction quiz should only be seen as a guide. Take the drug addiction quiz ...

    ... mistakes or poor work performance due to drug use? Yes No Has your drug use caused problems or gotten you into trouble ... created to help determine the level of your adderall dependence and abuse. Cocaine Test A short test ... continue reading
  • Popular Drugs By Demographic

    Drug use is a growing problem in America and a concern that affects various demographics. In fact, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, in 2011, about 8.7 percent of Americans 12 years and older—22.5 million ...

    ... of people in this age group had used an illicit drug in the previous month. “Pharming” among young adults is popular, with prescription ADHD drugs like Ritalin , Adderall, and DXM often abused. While individuals may ... continue reading
  • Drugs at School: Are Zero-Tolerance Policies Really Working?

    Adopted over 20 years ago, zero-tolerance drug policies still dominate the conduct codes of most American public schools. In fact, the U.S. Department of Education reports an estimated 88 percent of schools enforce these policies. Zero-Tolerance as ...

    ... was a 60 percent increase in the likelihood of drug use at Victoria zero-tolerance schools. Victoria police involvement ... Reading: What Every Parent Needs to Know about Adderall Addiction Image Source: pixabay.com continue reading
  • Drug Abuse Effects

    Learn More About the Effects of Illicit Drugs Alcohol Bath Salts Cocaine Crack Crystal Meth DMT Ecstasy Flakka Kratom Hashish Heroin Inhalants LSD Ketamine Marijuana Meth Methoxetamine (MXE) Mushrooms Peyote PCP Spice Steroids Stimulants Long-term ...

    ... Effects of Prescription Drugs Adderall Alprazolam Ambien Amphetamine ... using drugs. Some people simply begin using drugs simply to see what the drug high is like. No matter the reason, drug use can quickly become drug ... continue reading
  • Workplace Drug Abuse

    The Problem of Workplace Drug Abuse Of all drug users, 68.9% are employed and active in the workplace, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) . Additionally, 1/3 of all employees are aware of illegal sale of drugs ...

    ... and construction, also have the highest rates of drug use by their employees. Employers suffer from hiring substance ... of working class Americans are abusing ADHD drugs like Adderall. Learn more. Coworkers who frequently ... 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 ...

    ... 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 drugs, often abused for their euphoric ... continue reading
  • Penalties and Sentencing for Drug Abuse, Selling, and Smuggling in the USA

    Problematic substance use has the potential to negatively impact every area of your life. As dependence and addiction to alcohol or other drugs develop, these substances may begin to influence your physical and mental health, significantly affecting ...

    ... Adderall and Ritalin. Schedule III: Medications and substances with a lower risk of abuse and dependence than drugs ... This change has not led to an increase in drug use rates and has been correlated with a sharp increase ... continue reading
  • Prescription Drug Helpline

    Prescription drug abuse is a serious concern that impacts the health and well-being of the people abusing the drugs, as well as their family and friends. Consistent abuse of prescription drugs like opioid painkillers (e.g., oxycodone), stimulants ...

    ... of prescription drugs like opioid painkillers (e.g., oxycodone), stimulants (e.g., Adderall) , and ... lot of time thinking about drugs. Acting erratic or odd. Continuing to use the drug regardless of the mounting ill ... continue reading
  • Drug and Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms and Treatment

    Many substances of abuse can lead to the development of physiological dependence—especially if they are taken in large amounts and for a long period of time. When a person becomes dependent on a substance and then decides to stop using it, they ...

    ... as methylphenidate ( Ritalin ) and dextroamphetamine ( Adderall ) are also subject to abuse. 3,4 ... put a person at risk of relapse , since they may return to drug use in order to put an end to the discomfort. Receive 24/7 ... continue reading
  • Drug Overdose Signs and Symptoms

    Drug abuse always carries the risk of serious side effects, including overdose. Whether you abuse alcohol, an illegal drug such as cocaine, or medications prescribed by a doctor—such as opioid painkillers—addiction development will always be a ...

    ... you on a manageable payment plan. Preventing Drug Overdose Of course, not using drugs is the most advisable way to prevent ... been in your shoes. Drug Specific Overdose Information Adderall Alcohol Ambien Ativan Bath Salts ... continue reading
  • This Is Your Brain on Drugs

    Read Time: 20 minutes Readers of a certain age might remember the public service announcements from the late 1980s showing a frying egg with the tagline: “This is your brain on drugs.” Although these commercials were effective at delivering the ...

    ... drugs”. Well-known prescription stimulants include: Methylphenidate (Ritalin). Amphetamine + Dextroamphetamine (Adderall ... decisions about their drug use. Also, individuals decide to first use drugs for many reasons; ... continue reading
  • Drug Abuse Statistics

    Statisticians analyze numerical information on subjects as varied as medicine, politics and even commercial retail sales - allowing researchers to investigate trends and test new ideas. As the phenomenon of substance abuse stubbornly continues to ...

    ... smoking daily, compared to a peak near 25% in 1997. Illicit drug use by youths is down from a peak of 34.1% in 1997 ... . The use of amphetamines (including misused prescription medication such as Adderall and Ritalin ... continue reading
  • 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 ...

    ... immediate-release formulation, Zenzedi. In addition, Adderall is the trade name for a combination of ... and addiction. According to the 2014 National Survey on Drug use and Health, an estimated 1.6 million Americans over ... continue reading
  • Drug Abuse and Cardiovascular Health Risks

    Both illicit and prescription drugs present many risks to individuals who abuse them. Drug abuse affects the brain in many ways that may lead to erratic, dangerous behaviors, social and emotional problems, and the development of addiction. In ...

    ... drugs includes illicit and prescription drugs such as: Cocaine (coke, crack). Amphetamine (Adderall) and other so-called “study drugs ... if you or a loved one is struggling with drug use. There is no reason to gamble on your ... continue reading
  • Workplace Adderall Abuse: 9 Signs It’s Time to Get Help

    Colleges and universities across the country are struggling to tackle the huge rise in students using ADHD drugs like Adderall as study aid , but the problem doesn't magically disappear after graduation. Businesses across the country are finding ...

    Colleges and universities across the country are struggling to tackle the huge rise in students using ADHD drugs like Adderall as study aid , but the problem doesn't magically disappear after graduation. Businesses ... continue reading
  • AmeRxica’s Most Medicated

    According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, over 54 million people have used prescription medication non-medically - effectively more than 20 percent of the population aged 12 and older. When our doctor puts pen to paper and hands us a ...

    ... Adderall's recreational use is widely documented (among young adults especially). According to studies, individuals using Adderall ... is commonly referred to as a “date rape drug” and is often diluted with alcohol to create ... continue reading
  • Spotlight on ADHD Meds and Their Frightening Meth Connection

    The opioid crisis has been making headlines for years, but there's another drug epidemic that has been flying under the radar: abuse of ADHD drugs. ADHD drugs, such as Adderall and Ritalin , increase levels of the brain chemical dopamine and provide ...

    ... Someone With Ritalin Addiction Effects of Adderall Use Adderall Overdose Adderall Withdrawal How to Help Someone With Adderall Addiction Prescription Drug Rehab Centers Near Me Using Health Insurance to Pay for Treatment ... continue reading
  • Teenage Addiction Guide for Parents

    The possibility that your teen may be struggling with addiction or a substance use disorder (SUD) can feel confusing and devastating. You may be overwhelmed with questions, such as: How can I be sure what's going on before talking to my child? How ...

    ... I be sure what's going on before talking to my child? How common is drug use in teens? Where did I or they go wrong? What am I supposed to ... ) Amphetamine/dextroamphetamine (Adderall) Tranquilizers Oxycodone hydrochloride ... continue reading
  • Are We Creating a Generation of Addicts With ADHD Medication?

    Jack During his freshman year, Jack's grades started slipping. He found it hard to keep up. He knew several classmates who used uppers for extra boosts when they needed them. In hopes of finding an endless supply of energy (and improving his ...

    ... Living Housing Aftercare Programs Recommended Prescription Drug Rehab-Related Articles Effects of Adderall Use Adderall Withdrawal Symptoms How to Help Someone With Adderall Addiction Snorting Ritalin Concurrent Ritalin ... 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. Some methods of amphetamine abuse may also be related to increased risks of bloodborne ...

    ... . Am I Addicted to Amphetamines? If you're concerned about your use of amphetamines, even if they have been prescribed to you, check ... Stimulants Help for Prescription Drug Abuse ACTIQ Adderall Alprazolam Ambien Ativan ... continue reading
  • Link Banks Test

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  • Addiction Self-Assessment Quizzes for Drugs and Alcohol

    Drug and Alcohol Self-Assessment Quizzes Use the following self-assessment quizzes to better understand common signs, symptoms, and behavioral changes related to substance misuse and addiction. The questions used in the following self-assessments ...

    ... misuse in yourself. Adderall Addiction Self-Assessment Quiz This 5-minute Adderall addiction self-assessment ... have an unhealthy dependence on marijuana, a widely used recreational drug also known as cannabis, pot, or weed. ... continue reading
  • Study: Abuse of ADHD Meds is Beginning Earlier

    The abuse of ADHD medication is commonly associated with black-market Ritalin or Adderall on campus to aid last-minute cramming sessions. However, a recent study indicates the abuse of ADHD drugs begins much earlier than college. The Dark Side of ...

    ... Adderall is the most misused stimulant drug among males. Prescription diet pills were the most abused stimulant drugs ... seven. Assumingly, if pre-adolescents are regularly using ADHD medication, then the risk of misuse will ... 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 ...

    ... Administration (SAMHSA). The 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health found that an estimated 1.6 ... reported the non-medical use of prescription stimulants like Adderall. Regular use of prescription stimulants is ... continue reading
  • Turns Out Abusing ADHD Meds Won’t Get You on the Dean’s List

    Lindsay felt overwhelmed. With three finals and a term-paper deadline looming in her near future, she didn't know how she would survive, much less get good grades. She decided she needed a boost. She asked around until she found someone willing to ...

    ... around until she found someone willing to spot her a few Adderall pills, a mediation meant to treat ADHD . With this “ ... that selling these medications is illegal, as is using drugs that are not prescribed to you. They can ... continue reading
  • More Working Class Americans Hooked on Cognitive-Boosting Drugs

    I had just started studying for the Bar Exam when I realized the extent of legal information I'd have to retain wasn't humanly possible. Terrified of failing, I sought outside help in the form of a small white pill: Adderall . Within minutes of ...

    ... stimulant is used by doctors to treat patients suffering from the sleeping disorder narcolepsy; its effects create improved decision-making skills, precise planning and flexible thinking. Like Adderall , the drug works ... 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 ...

    ... Abusing Stimulants? Stimulants like Ritalin or Adderall are typically prescribed to treat attention deficit ... heard the stories…you know, the ones that say using these drugs can help students study round-the-clock and soak ... 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 ...

    ... powder 2,4 . While snorting many drugs—such as Adderall (another stimulant) and painkillers like OxyContin ... 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 ...

    ... college students. Older adults. While drugs like Desoxyn and Adderall have reputations of being tied to ... body adjusts to Desoxyn being available in the system. As use continues, it will need to be consumed in higher and ... 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 ...

    ... you love using Dexedrine, watch out for use of dextroamphetamine as other brand formulations like Adderall , ProCentra ... questions you can ask yourself to evaluate your use of the drug. You may be addicted to Dexedrine if… ... continue reading
  • Why Are Prescription Stimulants So Addictive?

    Prescription stimulants are very prevalent pharmaceutical agents, frequently used for the management of narcolepsy and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Drugs that fall in this category include: Dextroamphetamine and amphetamine ...

    ... agents, frequently used for the management of narcolepsy and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Drugs that fall in this category include: Dextroamphetamine and amphetamine (Adderall). Lisdexamfetamine ... continue reading
  • Concurrent Alcohol and Amphetamine Abuse

    The Problem of Alcohol and Amphetamine Abuse Just because two substances can each be obtained legally does not mean that they are safe together. The risk associated with alcohol and amphetamine use increases when these addictive substances are used ...

    ... of the population. Unlike other types of drug use that have decreased in this demographic, amphetamine ... from 6.6% to 7.6% among 10th graders. Past-year use of Adderall specifically has increased from 6.5% to 6.8% of 12 ... continue reading
  • How to Help a Suboxone Addict

    Help for Suboxone Addiction Suboxone is a medication approved for treating opioid addiction. When taken as prescribed, it can be a beneficial pharmaceutical component of a substance abuse recovery program aimed at managing addictions to opioids ...

    ... a risk of abuse as most opioid drugs. However, misuse of Suboxone - e.g., using the drug via unapproved routes of administration or in ... Stimulants Help for Prescription Drug Abuse ACTIQ Adderall Alprazolam Ambien Ativan ... continue reading
  • How to Help an Oxycontin Addict

    OxyContin is a dangerous drug when not used properly, and it's easy to fall into the trap of addiction. Fortunately, there is help out there for anyone who is addicted to the substance, and it's never been easier to get help. How to Approach an ...

    ... but they all boil down to the same thing: You can't stop using the drug no matter how hard you try. It's no longer about controlling the ... Help for Prescription Drug Abuse ACTIQ Adderall Alprazolam Ambien Ativan ... continue reading
  • How to Help an Opiate Addict

    Help for Opiates Addicts Opiates are some of the most abused drugs in America, with prescription opiates accounting for up to 5.1 million cases of addiction. Around 210 million doses of opiates, including morphine , OxyContin and Vicodin , were ...

    ... blame. You can prepare for this by having clear examples of ways their drug use led to adverse consequences. If it helps, you can bring notes so ... Help for Prescription Drug Abuse ACTIQ Adderall Alprazolam Ambien Ativan ... continue reading
  • How to Help an Inhalant Addict

    What is Inhalants Abuse? Inhalant abuse can be defined as the intentional inhalation of vapors through sniffing or huffing from chemical products to become intoxicated, or achieve a high. These chemical products are commonly found in everyday ...

    ... Early intervention is key, and if you suspect a loved one is using inhalants, taking immediate action is essential. You can try staging an ... Help for Prescription Drug Abuse ACTIQ Adderall Alprazolam Ambien Ativan ... 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 ...

    ... during treatment is to learn about and understand their drug use. Do your best to learn how the drug affects the body and what may have led your ... Help for Prescription Drug Abuse ACTIQ Adderall Alprazolam Ambien Ativan ... continue reading
  • How to Help a PCP Addict

    What is PCP? PCP, or phencyclidine - commonly called “angel dust” - was developed in the 1950s as an intravenously administered anesthetic. PCP is no longer approved for medical use, and is now only found on the illicit market. Most commonly, ...

    ... nutrition, exercise, and mending relationships damaged during days of drug use. Sober living houses , which offer those in recovery a ... Stimulants Help for Prescription Drug Abuse ACTIQ Adderall Alprazolam Ambien Ativan ... continue reading
  • How to Help a Painkillers Addict

    Help for Painkiller Addicts Painkillers are routinely prescribed in the United States for the management of pain , but not all of them are addictive. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are often prescribed for the treatment of mild to ...

    ... loved one can quit and lead a healthy, drug-free life. Below are various strategies you can use to influence your friend or family to seek help ... Help for Prescription Drug Abuse ACTIQ Adderall Alprazolam Ambien Ativan ... continue reading
  • How to Help a Methadone Addict

    Help for Methadone Addicts Methadone is an opioid drug; however, it is beneficial in the treatment of heroin dependence or other forms of opiate abuse . While it is regularly used in the management of opioid dependence, methadone is potentially ...

    ... you feel anxious at the thought of stopping the drug, and you may find yourself hoarding the drug to use in high doses in an attempt to get high. ... Help for Prescription Drug Abuse ACTIQ Adderall Alprazolam Ambien Ativan ... continue reading
  • How to Help a Meth Addict

    Methamphetamine (meth) is a substance that has very limited medical use. The substance is only available legally under the name Desoxyn , which is a medication with limited indications for the treatment of obesity and ADHD. As a substance of abuse , ...

    ... s physical and mental health change or deteriorate as a result of the drug use. If you are worried or nervous about how your loved one will ... Help for Prescription Drug Abuse ACTIQ Adderall Alprazolam Ambien Ativan ... continue reading
  • How to Help a Bath Salts Addict

    Are Bath Salts Addictive? Bath salts are addictive. The drugs are notoriously known for producing serious side effects that may be damaging from the first hit. They are a synthetic type of cathinone, which is found in nature in the khat plant. ...

    ... to keep in mind that your loved one may be defensive about his or her drug use. The best thing you can do is offer support and care on their journey ... Help for Prescription Drug Abuse ACTIQ Adderall Alprazolam Ambien ... continue reading
  • How to Help a Percocet Addict

    Help for Percocet Addicts If you're battling an addiction to Percocet (the combination of acetaminophen and oxycodone - an opiate-derived pain reliever ), you're not alone. According to the 2013 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, approximately ...

    ... ), you're not alone. According to the 2013 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, approximately 6.5 million Americans age 12 years or ... Stimulants Help for Prescription Drug Abuse ACTIQ Adderall Alprazolam Ambien Ativan ... continue reading
  • How to Help a Tramadol Addict

    Help for Tramadol Addiction If you have been struggling with an addiction to tramadol, or you know someone who has, finding the proper treatment program is essential. Treatment for addiction can restore your quality of life. Regardless of how long ...

    ... . If you bring up incidents related to your loved one's drug use, be specific and avoid blaming or criticizing. An effective way to ... Stimulants Help for Prescription Drug Abuse ACTIQ Adderall Alprazolam Ambien Ativan ... continue reading
  • Valium Addict: How to Help

    Help for Valium Addicts If you are addicted to Valium, a sedative-hypnotic drug, you don't have to fight your addiction alone. Treatment programs give people with addictions all the support they need to recover from their addiction. Regardless of ...

    ... recover from their addiction. Regardless of how long you've been using prescription drugs, it's possible for you to quit taking them and regain ... Help for Prescription Drug Abuse ACTIQ Adderall Alprazolam Ambien Ativan ... continue reading
  • How to Help an Oxycodone Addict

    Oxycodone is an opioid pain reliever prescribed to people experiencing moderate or severe pain. Due to the drug's ability to act on the opioid receptors in the body (and for extended periods, with some formulations) oxycodone is a highly useful ...

    ... including: The amount of the substance used. The duration of use. The frequency of use. Ending use of oxycodone is best done under the ... Stimulants Help for Prescription Drug Abuse ACTIQ Adderall Alprazolam Ambien Ativan ... continue reading
  • How to Help a Marijuana Addict

    Marijuana continues to be the most widely abused illicit drug. The increased state-level legality of marijuana may be promoting perceptions of lower risks and higher benefits among high school students. In recent surveying, one third of 10 th ...

    ... to be ingested to produce the same high as when use of the drug first started. Attempting to overcome the phenomenon of tolerance ... Stimulants Help for Prescription Drug Abuse ACTIQ Adderall Alprazolam Ambien Ativan ... continue reading
  • How to Help a Lorazepam Addict

    Lorazepam addiction can be extremely dangerous. Fortunately, a multitude of programs exist for those suffering to find help. How to Approach a Lorazepam-Addicted Loved One Few things are more difficult than watching a friend or family member suffer ...

    ... have agree with any of the above statements, you may have a substance use disorder. If you think you have a problem with lorazepam, you should look ... Help for Prescription Drug Abuse ACTIQ Adderall Alprazolam Ambien Ativan ... continue reading
  • Lorazepam Abuse

    Lorazepam (brand name: Ativan) is a benzodiazepine drug that is often prescribed to manage a range of anxiety disorders and related issues. This drug is not typically indicated for long-term use—many practitioners will limit prescriptions to ...

    ... Part of addiction is that you prioritize continued and uninterrupted use of the drug above almost everything else in your life. If you ... Percocet Lortab Concerta Morphine Adderall Ativan Barbiturates Fentanyl Subutex ... continue reading
  • How to Help a Klonopin Addict

    Klonopin (clonazepam) is a sedative hypnotic drug of the benzodiazepine class. While it is effective for the short-term treatment of anxiety, insomnia, and seizures, it has a strong potential for addiction, and is widely abused. If you find that you ...

    ... when you try to stay off the drug (rebound anxiety)? Do you use Klonopin with alcohol or any other drug in order to increase the effects, or ... Help for Prescription Drug Abuse ACTIQ Adderall Alprazolam Ambien Ativan ... continue reading
  • How to Help a Vicodin Addict

    Help for Vicodin Addiction Vicodin is one of the many brand names for the combination of acetaminophen and hydrocodone . Hydrocodone is an opioid used to treat moderate and severe pain , as well as a treatment for cough. The acetaminophen is a less ...

    ... for the combination of acetaminophen and hydrocodone . Hydrocodone is an opioid used to treat moderate and severe pain , as well as a treatment ... Help for Prescription Drug Abuse ACTIQ Adderall Alprazolam Ambien Ativan ... continue reading
  • Getting Help for Xanax Addiction

    What is Xanax? Xanax is a benzodiazepine that comes in either tablet or capsule form. It's used to manage anxiety and panic disorders. Sometimes called “purple footballs,” “bars” or “Z-bars,” this drug can cause a high that includes ...

    ... that you quickly become dependent on the effects of the drug —using dangerous amounts in the face of negative health and personal ... Stimulants Help for Prescription Drug Abuse ACTIQ Adderall Alprazolam Ambien Ativan ... continue reading
  • How to Help a Hydrocodone Addict

    If an addiction to hydrocodone is consuming your life or the life of someone you care about, you're not alone. Help is available, and it isn't hard to find when you know where to look. How to Approach a Hydrocodone Addict The abuse of hydrocodone ...

    ... S. National Library of Medicine, it's common for people who use hydrocodone for an extended amount of time to develop a chemical dependency ... Help for Prescription Drug Abuse ACTIQ Adderall Alprazolam Ambien Ativan ... continue reading
  • How to Help a Heroin Addict

    More than 590,000 people had a heroin use disorder in the U.S. in 2015, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. If you or someone you love is addicted to heroin, you're not alone, and there is help available. Approaching Someone About ...

    ... may have excuses for negative consequences that are caused by the drug use. For example, if they lost their job because of declining performance ... Help for Prescription Drug Abuse ACTIQ Adderall Alprazolam Ambien Ativan ... continue reading
  • How to Help an Ecstasy Addict

    Help for Ecstasy Addicts The full name for ecstasy is 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine or MDMA. It is a synthetic drug that has psychoactive effects on users. It is produced and available in many forms. It is similar chemically to the hallucinogen ...

    ... . Feelings of depression. Impaired concentration. Heavy users commonly use other drugs in addition to ecstasy. If you love someone you suspect ... Help for Prescription Drug Abuse ACTIQ Adderall Alprazolam Ambien Ativan ... continue reading
  • How to Help a Crystal Meth Addict

    What is Crystal Methamphetamine? Crystal methamphetamine, also known as crystal meth is a highly addictive white cystalline drug that can be taken by snorting, smoking or injecting into the body. The drug also has some common street names such as ...

    ... them with empathy. Avoid blaming and say that you're concerned about their drug use. You can also calmly lay out clear boundaries of what you'll ... Help for Prescription Drug Abuse ACTIQ Adderall Alprazolam Ambien Ativan ... continue reading
  • How to Help an Ativan Addict

    If you struggle with an addiction to a drug like Ativan , it is important to remember that you don't have to fight your battle alone . Finding a rehab facility that offers Ativan addiction help is not difficult. In fact, it's as easy as calling a ...

    ... This is why it can be very difficult for someone to quit using drugs. However, with treatment, some of these neurological changes can be ... Stimulants Help for Prescription Drug Abuse ACTIQ Adderall Alprazolam Ambien Ativan ... continue reading
  • How to Help an Ambien Addict

    Ambien is a brand name for zolpidem , a medication prescribed for the management of insomnia . A few other formulations of same medication with differing delivery methods are marketed under the names: Edluar and Intermezzo - Sublingual zolpidem ...

    ... for short periods of time and then stopped. If someone continues use for more than two weeks, effects will almost certainly diminish and dosing ... Help for Prescription Drug Abuse ACTIQ Adderall Alprazolam Ambien Ativan ... continue reading
  • How to Help an Alprazolam Addict

    Help for Alprazolam Addicts Alprazolam, marketed under the brand name Xanax , is a benzodiazepine used to treat anxiety and panic disorders . Similar to the effects of alcohol, alprazolam works by depressing brain functions . Abuse of this drug can ...

    ... patient learn ways to de-stress and relax without using drugs, or use other coping mechanisms to combat cravings. Ongoing treatment can ... Stimulants Help for Prescription Drug Abuse ACTIQ Adderall Alprazolam Ambien Ativan ... continue reading
  • How to Help Someone with Alcohol Addiction

    Most adults can moderately drink alcohol with little to no harm, with 86.3% of people 19 and older reporting that they drank alcohol at some point in their lifetime, 70% drinking in the past year, and 55.3% drinking in the past month. 1 But, there ...

    ... is not easy for someone to admit they have a problem with alcohol use, so take time to prepare beforehand. You may want to consult with ... what prescription drug addiction is and its effects: ACTIQ Adderall Alprazolam ... continue reading
  • Alcohol Abuse: Signs, Symptoms and Treatment for Alcohol Addiction

    What Is Alcohol Abuse? Those who abuse or misuse alcohol are not necessarily addicted to or dependent on alcohol. An individual can misuse alcohol without drinking on a consistent basis. For example, an individual who abuses alcohol may only drink ...

    ... to learning problems and increase the risk of developing an alcohol use disorder in the future. 12 Signs and Health Effects of Alcohol ... Mixing Alcohol With Prescription Drugs Adderall Alprazolam Ambien Amphetamine Ativan ... continue reading
  • Symptoms and Signs of Substance Abuse

    How to Tell if Someone Is Using Drugs Drug use affects people from all walks of life and all socioeconomic statuses. Whatever the reason a person starts taking drugs, whether recreationally or as prescribed, tolerance, patterns of increased use, ...

    ... For example, your body's tolerance to a drug develops when a drug is used long or often enough that it adapts to the ... commonly abused drugs? Learn the signs and symptoms now. Prescription Drugs ACTIQ Adderall Alprazolam ... continue reading
  • Ways of Helping Someone With Drug or Alcohol Addiction

    Seeking Drug Addiction Help If you have a loved one who is struggling with drug or alcohol addiction, it can be difficult to watch them. You may be wondering how to help them with their substance abuse issues. They might be ready to quit and ...

    ... is that the difficulties involved with stopping substance use are complex. Using drugs or alcohol affects areas of the brain associated with ... Help for Prescription Drug Abuse ACTIQ Adderall Alprazolam Ambien Amphetamine ... continue reading
  • Let’s Play: How Much Do You Really Know About Drug Schedules?

    Have you ever heard someone mention a Schedule I or Schedule II Controlled Substance? Most of us have seen these labels, but what exactly do they mean? Let's break down this drug scheduling system to get a better understanding of controlled ...

    ... potential for abuse , but are currently accepted for medical use or medical use with some restrictions. Schedule II drugs include: Adderall (used for treating narcolepsy and ADHD) Morphine (opioid/narcotic painkiller ... continue reading
  • Making Sense Out of the Confusing World of Ritalin

    Sharon is at another meeting with her son's teacher. Aiden's teacher says he's unfocused and disruptive in class. Sharon knows her son behaves the same way at home. Last night's battle over homework fresh in her mind - and she doesn't know what to ...

    ... scared and unsure. Should she really put her child on drugs? How do they work? What are the benefits? The ... a second opinion. Additional Reading: What Every Parent Needs to Know about Adderall Addiction Image Source: iStock continue reading
  • New Study: Amphetamine Abuse and This Old Heart

    It's called speed for a reason. Amphetamines, like Ritalin or Adderall, accelerate your heart rate. They send your nervous system into overdrive. Guess what else it speeds up? The aging process. That's right. Pumping your system full of amphetamine ...

    ... speed for a reason. Amphetamines, like Ritalin or Adderall, accelerate your heart rate. They send your nervous ... 't able to pump blood as well as it used to. Since amphetamine affects the entire cardiovascular system, ... continue reading
  • Teenagers and Drugs: 11 Real Reasons Why Teenagers Experiment

    There is a common misconception that teenagers who experiment with drugs and alcohol are inherently “bad kids.” Many parents assume that teenagers experiment because they are rebellious and want to lash out. That may be the reason a small ...

    ... an easy way to escape this reality. 8. Enhanced Experiences Drugs and alcohol are often used to enhance certain experiences. Cocaine and Adderall are commonly used to enhance energy and focus when they feel like they can ... continue reading
  • Methadone and Suboxone: What’s the Difference Anyway?

    An estimated 1.9 million people in the U.S. are addicted to prescription opioid drugs. Although there is no magical drug to treat opiate addiction, as part of a medication-assisted treatment (MAT) approach, there are a handful of treatment ...

    ... in $1.55 billion. That was more than sales were for Adderall and Viagra combined in that same year. How Long Do I Need ... you are ready to stop using methadone you will slowly taper off the drug, and this will usually be ... continue reading
  • 3 Devastatingly Dangerous Alcohol-Drug Combos

    According to statistics compiled by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), roughly 25 percent of substance-related emergency room admissions involve a combination of both drugs and alcohol. Poly-Drug Abuse Although ...

    ... words, stimulants ( cocaine , speed , meth, Ritalin , Adderall ) mask the depressive effects of alcohol , while alcohol dulls ... Programs Alcohol and Drug Rehab Centers Near Me Self-Assessment Using Health Insurance to ... continue reading
  • The Prevalence of Substance Abuse in the Workplace

    Substance abuse permeates every aspect of life for those suffering from addiction, and that behavior doesn't get put on hold during a 9-5 job. Employees engaging in substance abuse during work hours is a more common occurrence than most people ...

    ... 22% of respondents saying they have used the drug recreationally at work. Over 10% of people admit to using Oxycontin or Vicodin at work outside of medical need at work. Codeine, Adderall, and Ritalin all had similar ... continue reading
  • Health Insurance for Drug and Alcohol Rehab

    If you or a loved one is struggling with an addiction to drugs and/or alcohol, it can feel overwhelming. Getting help through an addiction treatment program is a way to start the road to recovery, but the cost may seem out of reach. While you may be ...

    ... those with certain substance use disorders, such as OUD, which are used to ease drug cravings and are often ... for a number of substances, such as: 7 Alcohol . Adderall . Ativan . Cocaine . Heroin . Opioids . Marijuana . ... continue reading
  • How to Help a Norco Addict

    Help for Norco Addicts Hear from others who have loved ones facing addiction. Norco is an opiate prescription medication commonly used to provide relief from moderate to severe symptoms of pain, such as that which accompanies dental work or surgery. ...

    ... facing addiction. Norco is an opiate prescription medication commonly used to provide relief from moderate to severe symptoms of pain ... Stimulants Help for Prescription Drug Abuse ACTIQ Adderall Alprazolam Ambien Ativan ... 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 ...

    ... even be drawn to withdrawing from others. If you are concerned about your use of Ritalin, or if you have noticed any of the signs listed above in ... Help for Prescription Drug Abuse ACTIQ Adderall Alprazolam Ambien Ativan ... continue reading
  • How to Help a Dextromethorphan Addict

    “DXM abuse is becoming especially prevalent among teens seeking a cheap high from a substance that is easy to access.” DXM is often abused for the euphoric effects that it can elicit when taken in larger-than-recommended doses. Because ...

    ... addicted to dextromethorphan if you are taking doses above the recommended medical use as seen on the label of the packaging on a regular basis in ... Help for Prescription Drug Abuse ACTIQ Adderall Alprazolam Ambien Ativan ... 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. ...

    ... on their own, are able to cut back from their excessive use with less-intensive treatment, such as one would receive through an outpatient ... Help for Prescription Drug Abuse ACTIQ Adderall Alprazolam Ambien Ativan ... continue reading
  • How to Help a Codeine Addict

    Helping someone overcome an addiction is sometimes an arduous process, and recovery won't happen overnight. Addiction treatment takes time and often imposes stresses on both the abuser and the ones they love. While it may prove difficult, ...

    ... Constricted or “pinpoint” pupils - a telltale sign of opiate use. Clammy, cold skin. Convulsions. Urinary problems. Dizziness. Fainting ... Stimulants Help for Prescription Drug Abuse ACTIQ Adderall Alprazolam Ambien Ativan ... continue reading
  • How to Help a Morphine Addict

    With approximately 52 million people in the U.S. having used prescription drugs nonmedically in their lifetime, widespread addiction to drugs like morphine is increasingly becoming a problem. When someone begins to engage in abuse morphine, it's ...

    ... current heroin users in the U.S. progressed to the drug from prescription opioid use. Help for opiate addiction typically comes in the form of ... Help for Prescription Drug Abuse ACTIQ Adderall Alprazolam Ambien Ativan ... continue reading
  • Methylphenidate Abuse

    Methylphenidate is a psycho-stimulant drug that works on the central nervous system. It is frequently prescribed as a treatment for ADHD and ADD under the brand names of Ritalin and Concerta. Methylphenidate Abuse: An Introduction Methylphenidate ...

    ... Adderall in the 30 days prior. Teen Methylphenidate Abuse There are several ways teens can be introduced to a drug ... teen) have a prescription for methylphenidate, monitor their use. Know your children's friends and keep on ... continue reading
  • Oxycodone History and Statistics

    Oxycodone is an opioid analgesic, or 'painkiller' drug that is most often prescribed to control moderate to severe pain that cannot be treated with other medications. It is a semi-synthetic opiate that was first created in 1916 from thebaine, a ...

    ... which means it has both: Recognized medical uses. AND A high potential for abuse. Other drugs that are also classified as Schedule II include: Hydromorphone (Dilaudid). Adderall. Ritalin. Although it has been in clinical ... continue reading
  • Detox Types and Options

    Formal detox is often the first and one of the most important steps in the drug addiction recovery process, as a person may better benefit from the efforts of counseling and therapy after first being physically stabilized. According to the National ...

    ... (e.g., cocaine, meth, Ritalin, Adderall): 1 Nightmares Fatigue Insomnia or hypersomnia Increased ... of maintenance management to prevent relapse. Another MAT drug used in a maintenance capacity is naltrexone. This opioid ... 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 ...

    ... one of the active components of Adderall , another commonly prescribed stimulant. Dexedrine ... in dopamine release won't be able to compare to the drug; use of the stimulant will likely begin to take over other priorities ... continue reading
  • How to Help a Peyote Addict

    The psychoactive drug peyote is a variety of cactus that grows in the southwestern region of the United States and in Mexico. The top of this cactus features small discs, often called “buttons,” which contain a psychoactive chemical called ...

    ... or brain tumors. How to Approach a Peyote Addict Worried your loved one is using but aren't sure? Listen for these slang terms 1,2 : Bad seed. ... Help for Prescription Drug Abuse ACTIQ Adderall Alprazolam Ambien Ativan ... 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 ...

    ... in the case of those prescribed by a medical provider (e.g., Adderall) 1,2,3 . During a 2014 survey, 3.1 million people ... one, you can encourage them to see more than drug use in their future. Stay consistent . Decide on a ... 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 ...

    ... more intense and unpredictable effects than Desoxyn itself 4 . They may also use other prescription stimulants, such as Adderall, or illicit drugs like cocaine in place of Desoxyn when it is not available, and thus ... 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 : ...

    ... substances called amphetamines . Other drugs in this class include Adderall and Dexedrine . As a ... ? Learn the 5 signs you need rehab now. Teen Abuse Use of Desoxyn and other stimulant medications is not only an issue for ... continue reading
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