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  • 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 ...

    ... drug causes a high in users who take the drug for recreational purposes. These highs can be obtained ... cost of rehab and associated therapies. Am I Addicted to Adderall? One of the more common signs of addiction is ... 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 ...

    ... cause feelings of energy and invigoration, similar to the high experienced by cocaine users. 4 Even when taken as ... for prescription use. 6 Credit: CBS Adderall Side Effects Adderall's side effects vary widely, depending on ... 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 ...

    ... in the same age who do not go to school full time. 7% of college students reported non-medical use of Adderall in 2015, the highest prevalence rate in recent years. Among 19 to 30-year-olds in 2015, 9.3% of males and 5.3 ... 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 ...

    ... across the country. In 2013, DAWN reported 17,000 Adderall-related visits to emergency departments in 2011, an increase of ... rate. Insomnia. Decreased appetite. Abusing Adderall at high doses—or for long periods of time ... 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 ...

    ... Tampering with the drug in this way can produce more powerful high with a rapid onset that may be both dangerous and more ... occurs when a person's body adapts to Adderall's presence and needs it to perform as expected. ... 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, ...

    ... to better performance in work and school. However, some users may abuse Adderall in order to feel pleasure, lose weight, and/or increase their energy. High school and college students may also take the drug as a study ... 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. ...

    ... drug abuse, the use of study drugs, including Adderall and Ritalin, among 12 th graders declined from 2003 ... performance. This population continues to report extremely high levels on non-medical use of these substances ... continue reading
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  • 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 ...

    ... blood pressure and heart rate, as well as irregular heart palpitations. According to statistics, Adderall is being abused at an alarmingly high rate. 5 Facts of particular concern are: Between 2008 and 2012, use of ... continue reading
  • 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 ...

    ... blood pressure and heart rate, as well as irregular heart palpitations. According to statistics, Adderall is being abused at an alarmingly high rate. Facts of particular concern are: Between 2008 and 2012, use of ... 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 ...

    ... 't magically disappear after graduation. Businesses across the country are finding that some of their highest-paid executives and CEO's are abusing Adderall in an attempt to meet the demands of a rigorous work schedule ... 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 ...

    ... euphoria [2]. For this reason, Adderall is often abused by high school and college students looking to concentrate ... Combined Effects of Adderall and Alcohol Abuse Concurrent alcohol- and Adderall-induced health problems ... 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 ...

    ... in the past 30 days. 13 Marijuana - In 2019, 37% of high schoolers reported lifetime use and 22% reported use in the past 30 days. ... Vicodin) Amphetamine/dextroamphetamine (Adderall) Tranquilizers Oxycodone hydrochloride ... 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 ...

    ... were diagnosed with ADHD (NIDA, 2014). In 2014, 6.8% of high school seniors reported the non-medical use of prescription stimulants like Adderall. Regular use of prescription stimulants is viewed as harmful by declining ... 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 ...

    ... radar: abuse of ADHD drugs. ADHD drugs, such as Adderall and Ritalin , increase levels of the brain chemical dopamine and ... the last five years, with almost 9% of high school seniors abusing it and approximately 35% of ... 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 ...

    ... school have taken oxycodone recreationally. Ritalin and Adderall had the highest distribution in St. Louis, Missouri, with over 581,000 grams in 2015. Adderall's recreational use is widely documented (among young adults ... 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 ...

    ... opioids or other medications. What is Adderall? Adderall is a medication used to manage attention ... syrups and tablets. It is sometimes misused at higher-than-recommended doses for its dissociative effects. What is Di- ... 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 ...

    ... . Obesity. Prescription amphetamines like Ritalin and Adderall can be very beneficial and when used ... level for the drug increases. This means that higher levels of amphetamines are required to achieve the desired ... continue reading
  • Link Banks Test

    All Link Banks // Please Don't Delete this non-indexable page // Help for Prescription Drug Abuse ACTIQ Adderall Alprazolam Ambien Ativan Barbiturates Benzodiazepines Clonazepam Desoxyn Dextroamphetamine Dilaudid Fentanyl Hydrocodone Klonopin ...

    ... Prescription Opioids [ Link Bank 3 ] Adderall Codeine Hydrocodone Lortab Methadone Oxycontin Suboxone ... Alcohol and Marijuana Recommended Alcohol Related Articles [ High Intent Link Bank 13] Alcohol Detox Withdrawal ... 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 ...

    ... , the resale value of some of these medications can be quite high. The price to society as a whole, however, is also ... lastly, stimulants such as dextroamphetamine (Adderall) and methylphenidate (Ritalin). Numbers from ... 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 ...

    ... treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)—such as Adderall or Ritalin —with alcohol can cause: 8 ... do in situations that can put a person at high risk for relapse . Treating polysubstance addiction may seem ... 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 (“dexies”) and the more popular Adderall (another commonly abused prescription stimulant that contains ... same effects. If you're taking the drug to get “high” but you find you don't experience the same level 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 ...

    ... it is possible to overdose. 1 This can lead to extremely high body temperature, seizures, and even death. 1, 2, 4 ... and Study Drugs Prescription stimulants such as Adderall and Ritalin are commonly misused by students ... 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 ...

    ... , teens and young adults abuse amphetamines at levels higher than the rest of the population. Unlike other ... 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
  • 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 ...

    ... marijuana use has been on the rise for five years. Of high school seniors, 6.5 percent smoke marijuana on a daily ... although it remains at dangerously high levels. The use of Adderall , a prescription ADHD medication, ... 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 ...

    ... misusing prescription stimulants 5 : Athletes. Performers. Academic professionals. High school and college students. Older adults. While drugs like Desoxyn and Adderall have reputations of being tied to better academic ... 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 ...

    ... of Prescription Stimulants Prescription stimulants - such as Adderall , Ritalin , and Concerta - have gained ... users are taking a huge risk when purchasing these highs. Designer drugs can be hundreds of times stronger than ... 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 ...

    ... substance is similar to other prescription stimulants such as Adderall and Ritalin 2,3 : Vyvanse is a prodrug ... unique feature and resulting lack of a quick onset “high” could deter attempts to abuse the medication via ... continue reading
  • Rise or the Study Drug

    In the United States, a Schedule II drug is one that has some accepted medical use, but at the same time a high potential for abuse that may lead to severe psychological and physical dependence. Cocaine, morphine and methadone are all Schedule II ...

    ... States, a Schedule II drug is one that has some accepted medical use, but at the same time a high potential for abuse that may lead to severe psychological and physical dependence. Cocaine, morphine and methadone are all ... 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 ...

    ... energy (and improving his grades), Jack decided to fake the symptoms of ADHD so he could get an Adderall prescription. It worked. Since the symptom criteria is fairly ambiguous—and has become even less strict in recent ... continue reading
  • 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 ...

    ... clinical diagnosis from a professional, it can be helpful in recognizing signs and symptoms of potential Adderall misuse. Bath Salts Addiction Self-Assessment Quiz This 5-minute bath salts addiction self-assessment quiz ... 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 ...

    ... findings include: The peak ages for ADHD misuse are between 16 and 19 — mostly pre-college age. Adderall is the most misused stimulant drug among males. Prescription diet pills were the most abused stimulant drugs among ... 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 ...

    ... Test A short test we've created to help determine the level of your adderall dependence and abuse. Cocaine Test A short test we've created to help determine the level of your cocaine dependence and abuse. Heroin Test ... 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 ...

    ... good grades. She decided she needed a boost. She asked around until she found someone willing to spot her a few Adderall pills, a mediation meant to treat ADHD . With this “help” in hand, she was sure she had just what ... 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 ...

    ... t humanly possible. Terrified of failing, I sought outside help in the form of a small white pill: Adderall . Within minutes of popping the “smart drug,” my focus sharpened, my motivation increased and my brain processed ... 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 ...

    ... of how widespread this problem really is. Who's Abusing Stimulants? Stimulants like Ritalin or Adderall are typically prescribed to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or certain sleep disorders. Many ... 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 ...

    ... effective course of action to engage in when cravings are high. American Addiction Centers maintains a strong partnership with a large ... Prescription Drug Abuse ACTIQ Adderall Alprazolam Ambien Ativan Barbiturates ... 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 ...

    ... ) Mushrooms PCP Peyote Steroids Stimulants Help for Prescription Drug Abuse ACTIQ Adderall Alprazolam Ambien Ativan Barbiturates Benzodiazepines Clonazepam Demerol Desoxyn Dextroamphetamine Dilaudid Fentanyl Hydrocodone ... 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 ...

    ... and be afraid of running out. Taking the drugs for the euphoric high. Obtaining supplies from friends, family members or even from dealers. ... Prescription Drug Abuse ACTIQ Adderall Alprazolam Ambien Ativan Barbiturates ... 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 ...

    ... to an array of damaging short- and long-term effects . The high only lasts a short period of time, so users will often inhale repeatedly ... Prescription Drug Abuse ACTIQ Adderall Alprazolam Ambien Ativan Barbiturates ... 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 ...

    ... Steroids Steroids are often abused by athletes and bodybuilders who set high goals for themselves. Anabolic steroid use can be difficult to ... Prescription Drug Abuse ACTIQ Adderall Alprazolam Ambien Ativan Barbiturates ... 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, ...

    ... withdrawal symptoms for PCP have not been established in humans, the “high” that the drug provides can help to cultivate the compulsion to use ... Prescription Drug Abuse ACTIQ Adderall Alprazolam Ambien Ativan Barbiturates ... 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 ...

    ... an opiate painkiller . Unfortunately, these have drugs a high potential for abuse and addiction. Prescription drugs are generally ... Prescription Drug Abuse ACTIQ Adderall Alprazolam Ambien Ativan Barbiturates ... 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 may find yourself hoarding the drug to use in high doses in an attempt to get high. Am I Addicted to Methadone? If you keep taking the ... Prescription Drug Abuse ACTIQ Adderall Alprazolam Ambien Ativan Barbiturates ... 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 , ...

    ... also be smoked, snorted, or injected to produce a stimulating, euphoric high . Crystal meth is one version of the substance that is particularly ... Drug Abuse ACTIQ Adderall Alprazolam Ambien Ativan Barbiturates ... 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. ...

    ... and potentially death. Cardiac arrest is possible in cases of high dosages and overdose. Those with heart problems may also suffer cardiac ... Prescription Drug Abuse ACTIQ Adderall Alprazolam Ambien Ativan Barbiturates ... 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 ...

    ... your lives; for example, “I feel isolated from you when you are high on Percocet.” If you're unsure about what you want or need to ... Prescription Drug Abuse ACTIQ Adderall Alprazolam Ambien Ativan Barbiturates ... 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 ...

    ... your family responsibilities; however, the risk of relapse may be higher because your environment is not necessarily changing so you may face ... Prescription Drug Abuse ACTIQ Adderall Alprazolam Ambien Ativan Barbiturates ... 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 ...

    ... an uncontrollable desire to use Valium when they come down from their high. There are many other indicators that may signal that you have an ... Prescription Drug Abuse ACTIQ Adderall Alprazolam Ambien Ativan Barbiturates ... 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 ...

    ... oxycodone in 2012. Help for Oxycodone Addicts With the relatively high availability of the substance and the large number of people ... Prescription Drug Abuse ACTIQ Adderall Alprazolam Ambien Ativan Barbiturates ... 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 ...

    ... that can happen during use. Long-term use can lead to higher incidence of depression, anxiety, and thoughts of suicide, especially in ... Prescription Drug Abuse ACTIQ Adderall Alprazolam Ambien Ativan Barbiturates ... 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 ...

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  • 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 ...

    ... or death . Teen Lorazepam Abuse Many teens take lorazepam to get high , not because of anxiety. Although parents might not expect teens to ... 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 ...

    ... any other drug in order to increase the effects, or to increase the “high”? Do you lie about your whereabouts, or about spending money, when in ... Prescription Drug Abuse ACTIQ Adderall Alprazolam Ambien Ativan Barbiturates ... 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 ...

    ... .S. National Library of Medicine. (2017). Opioid Abusers at Higher Death Risk When Addiction Specialists Not Part of Care . Medline Plus ... Prescription Drug Abuse ACTIQ Adderall Alprazolam Ambien Ativan Barbiturates ... 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 ...

    ... ,” “bars” or “Z-bars,” this drug can cause a high that includes feelings of intense relaxation and drowsiness. If you or ... Prescription Drug Abuse ACTIQ Adderall Alprazolam Ambien Ativan Barbiturates Benzodiazepines ... continue reading
  • How to Help a Hydrocodone Addict

    How to Approach a Hydrocodone Addict The abuse of hydrocodone can lead to serious health and social consequences, making the support of family and friends a priority. Loved ones can play an important role in helping an addicted individual seek ...

    ... a doctor no longer effectively reduce the pain and/or provide a “high”. When this happens, tolerance has built up. As tolerance develops, ... Prescription Drug Abuse ACTIQ Adderall Alprazolam Ambien Ativan Barbiturates ... 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 ...

    ... ) Mushrooms PCP Peyote Steroids Stimulants Help for Prescription Drug Abuse ACTIQ Adderall Alprazolam Ambien Ativan Barbiturates Benzodiazepines Clonazepam Demerol Desoxyn Dextroamphetamine Dilaudid Fentanyl Hydrocodone ... 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 ...

    ... ) Mushrooms PCP Peyote Steroids Stimulants Help for Prescription Drug Abuse ACTIQ Adderall Alprazolam Ambien Ativan Barbiturates Benzodiazepines Clonazepam Demerol Desoxyn Dextroamphetamine Dilaudid Fentanyl Hydrocodone ... 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 at a sober time (ideally, when motivation to get better is high) to talk with them about going into treatment. You can expect to ... Prescription Drug Abuse ACTIQ Adderall Alprazolam Ambien Ativan Barbiturates ... 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 ...

    ... weren't universally positive. The use of amphetamines (including misused prescription medication such as Adderall and Ritalin) increased among high school seniors to a level of 8.2 percent, according to NIDA. While that ... 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 ...

    ... their shoes. Try not to start a conversation when your loved one is high. If you are feeling unsure about how to begin a conversation, you can ... Prescription Drug Abuse ACTIQ Adderall Alprazolam Ambien Ativan Barbiturates ... 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 ...

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  • 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 ...

    ... you are taking? Do you think you are using alprazolam too often or in high dosages? Do you worry about what will happen when you run out? Do ... Prescription Drug Abuse ACTIQ Adderall Alprazolam Ambien Ativan Barbiturates ... 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 ...

    ... you better understand what prescription drug addiction is and its effects: ACTIQ Adderall Alprazolam Ambien Ativan Barbiturates Benzodiazepines Clonazepam Demerol Desoxyn Dextroamphetamine Dilaudid Fentanyl Hydrocodone ... 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 ...

    ... consumption. People who use excessive amounts of alcohol are at a higher risk of: 2,5,7 Mouth, esophageal, throat, liver, ... Mixing Alcohol With Prescription Drugs Adderall Alprazolam Ambien Amphetamine Ativan Carisoprodol ... 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, ...

    ... the previous effects. 1 Individuals using a drug to get high may come to take such large doses to overcome their tolerance ... Steroids Stimulants Prescription Drugs ACTIQ Adderall Alprazolam Ambien Amphetamines Ativan ... 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 ...

    ... substance than originally intended. The person uses substances in high-risk situations such as driving. The person has increased interpersonal ... Prescription Drug Abuse ACTIQ Adderall Alprazolam Ambien Amphetamine Ativan ... 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 ...

    ... and crack . Some prescription stimulant medications such as methylphenidate ( Ritalin ) and dextroamphetamine ( Adderall ) are also subject to abuse. 3,4,14 Stimulant withdrawal symptoms are typically not dangerous ... continue reading
  • Drug Abuse Effects

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  • 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 ...

    ... step-down in risk from Schedule I. They still have high potential for abuse , but are currently accepted for medical ... some restrictions. Schedule II drugs include: Adderall (used for treating narcolepsy and ADHD) Morphine ... 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 ...

    ... When abused, Ritalin can cause a “rush” or “high” like other stimulants and can be just as addictive. ... 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 ...

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  • 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 ...

    ... lose confidence in themselves if they don't meet those high standards. Drugs and alcohol seem like an easy way ... often used to enhance certain experiences. Cocaine and Adderall are commonly used to enhance energy and focus ... 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 ...

    ... to hear something crazy? In 2013 , Suboxone sales brought in $1.55 billion. That was more than sales were for Adderall and Viagra combined in that same year. How Long Do I Need Them? If you “dose” at an OTP, you will ... 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 ...

    ... 's effects to an extent. In other words, stimulants ( cocaine , speed , meth, Ritalin , Adderall ) mask the depressive effects of alcohol , while alcohol dulls the “edge” of stimulants. This significantly increases ... 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 ...

    ... classroom, the study shows policies of communication were far more beneficial than policies of mandated punishment. Additional Reading: What Every Parent Needs to Know about Adderall Addiction Image Source: pixabay.com 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 ...

    ... at work outside of medical need at work. Codeine, Adderall, and Ritalin all had similar rates of use in the ... get drunk at work. People are far more likely to get high at work than to be drunk during work hours, according ... 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 ...

    ... many insurance plans, addiction treatment is covered for a number of substances, such as: 7 Alcohol . Adderall . Ativan . Cocaine . Heroin . Opioids . Marijuana . Methamphetamine . Benzodiazepines . Ketamine . Vicodin . ... 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 ...

    ... Ritalin). Amphetamine + Dextroamphetamine (Adderall). Lisdexamfetamine (Vyvanse). Common ... larger and larger doses of a drug over time to feel the same high. This is known as tolerance, and it is the result of the ... continue reading
  • How to Help a Norco Addict

    Help for Norco Addicts 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. Norco is a narcotic and is associated with an ...

    ... drug, repeated administration of the medication, especially at doses higher than recommended, can significantly increase this risk. What are ... Prescription Drug Abuse ACTIQ Adderall Alprazolam Ambien Ativan Barbiturates ... 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 ...

    ... II controlled substance , which means that it carries a high potential for abuse and may lead to the psychological and/or ... Prescription Drug Abuse ACTIQ Adderall Alprazolam Ambien Ativan Barbiturates Benzodiazepines ... 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 ...

    ... or Ketamine (“Special K”) when the dose is high enough. Those seeking the kind of high that DXM produces may take it large amounts and over ... Prescription Drug Abuse ACTIQ Adderall Alprazolam Ambien Ativan Barbiturates ... 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. ...

    ... fact, it is a Schedule II drug, meaning it as a “high potential for abuse which may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence. ... Prescription Drug Abuse ACTIQ Adderall Alprazolam Ambien Ativan Barbiturates ... 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, ...

    ... U.S. National Library of Medicine. (2017). Opioid Abusers at Higher Death Risk When Addiction Specialists Not Part of Care . Medline Plus ... Prescription Drug Abuse ACTIQ Adderall Alprazolam Ambien Ativan Barbiturates ... 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 ...

    ... the drug as a Schedule II narcotic , indicating it has a “high potential for abuse” that can result in severe dependency or tolerance to the ... Prescription Drug Abuse ACTIQ Adderall Alprazolam Ambien Ativan Barbiturates ... 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 Ritalin and Concerta. Methylphenidate Abuse: An Introduction Methylphenidate comes ...

    ... a Schedule II drug , meaning is has “a high potential for abuse.” According to data from the Partnership ... 1.3 million teens reported having misused Ritalin or Adderall in the 30 days prior. Teen Methylphenidate Abuse ... 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 ...

    ... 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 ... 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 ...

    ... 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 use ... 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 appetite ... in the lungs. Individuals who are at particularly high risk of experiencing harmful effects include those who ... 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 ...

    ... and employment status may suffer as becoming drunk or high becomes your sole focus. 1 Drug abuse and addiction ... Methamphetamine. Prescription stimulant medications like Adderall and Ritalin. Schedule III: Medications ... 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 ...

    ... friends. Consistent abuse of prescription drugs like opioid painkillers (e.g., oxycodone), stimulants (e.g., Adderall) , and benzodiazepines (e.g., Xanax) leads to physical dependence and addiction, which makes ending ... 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 ... result in feelings of euphoria or extreme well-being. 2 This “high” can keep the user coming back to Dexedrine over and over. ... 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 ...

    ... to consider as you communicate. For example, when someone is high on peyote they may be distracted or have difficulty engaging in ... Prescription Drug Abuse ACTIQ Adderall Alprazolam Ambien Ativan Barbiturates ... 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 ... , and patience. If you speak when emotions are high, your message will be lost and your loved one ... 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 ...

    ... They may also use other prescription stimulants, such as Adderall, or illicit drugs like cocaine in place of Desoxyn ... . Increased alertness. Decreased appetite. Euphoria. Higher body temperature. As use increases due to ... 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 : ...

    ... amphetamines . Other drugs in this class include Adderall and Dexedrine . As a stimulant medication, Desoxyn ... attempt to hasten the onset of or otherwise amplify the high (e.g., snorting). Desoxyn's abuse potential lies in ... continue reading
  • Flexeril Abuse

    Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine) is a central nervous system (CNS) muscle relaxant commonly prescribed as short-term treatment for muscle injuries, pain, spasms, and tenderness. When taken as prescribed, Flexeril side effects are minimal and there are few ...

    ... amphetamines, as people may abuse it to come down from a stimulant high. While the drug is generally safe when used as directed, Flexeril ... Percocet Lortab Concerta Morphine Adderall Ativan Barbiturates Fentanyl Subutex ... 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 ...

    ... drug at the same amount they did when their tolerance was high, the body can no longer handle it like it used ... for stimulant overdoses, such as those caused by Adderall , Vyvanse, Strattera, and Concerta , also involved ... 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 ...

    ... or more frequent doses of the drug to achieve the kind of high you previously got with a smaller dose. If you continue to ... shoes. Drug Specific Overdose Information Adderall Alcohol Ambien Ativan Bath Salts Benzodiazepines ... continue reading
  • The Effects of Dexedrine Use

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    ... such as 2,3 : ProCentra. Zenzedi. Adderall (dextroamphetamine + amphetamine) . Though the effects ... the drug and the body begins to adapt to the higher levels of the neurotransmitters. To achieve the wanted results, the ... continue reading
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