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  • Amphetamine Addiction

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

    ... or uncomfortable symptoms that are experienced by a person addicted to amphetamines) when you stop using the drug. Effects of Amphetamine Addiction Amphetamine misuse and addiction can lead to several common brain and ... continue reading
  • Why Are Amphetamines So Addictive?

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

    ... range of unintended effects—some of which are dangerous, or even life-threatening. Users of these amphetamine drugs need to be aware that dependence and addiction are potential risks, even if taking them therapeutically ... 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 ...

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

    ... is associated with changes in the prefrontal cortex of the brain, an area related to cognition. Drugs such as amphetamines can 'remodel' the structure of these brain regions , which may have profound effects on behavior ... continue reading
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  • 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 ...

    ... into overdrive. Guess what else it speeds up? The aging process. That's right. Pumping your system full of amphetamine makes you get older faster. It makes sense - you're unnaturally forcing your heart to work extra hard ... 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 ...

    ... abuse is increasing overall, especially in high school students. The National Institute on Drug Abuse reports that between 2011 and 2014: Lifetime amphetamine abuse has increased from 5.2% to 6.7% among those in 8th ... 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. ...

    ... 2003 to 2009, but has since begun to rise again—approaching nearly 9% for amphetamine and 2% for MPH in 2013 . The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) estimates that nearly 6.5 million Americans over the age ... continue reading
  • 12 of the Most Addictive Drugs

    Addiction affects millions of lives in the U.S. It is a chronic disease that frequently includes cycles of relapse and remission, and it is progressive without treatment or participation in recovery work. It is characterized by being unable to ...

    ... , physical dependence, and psychological dependence. Let's take a look at the 12 addictive drugs ranked highest. 5 Amphetamines Amphetamine is a type of central nervous system (CNS) stimulant, giving users a burst of ... 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 ...

    ... of abuse and dependence. What is Speed? Speed is a slang term applied to illicit amphetamine and methamphetamine drug use. These drugs are central nervous system stimulants, and their misuse can result in a short-lived ... continue reading
  • If Old Drug Ads Told the Truth

    Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Through the late 19th century and mid-20th century, many of today's illicit drugs of abuse were available legally in the United States. Products containing cocaine, heroin, or amphetamine were readily available for ...

    ... and mid-20th century, many of today's illicit drugs of abuse were available legally in the United States. Products containing cocaine, heroin, or amphetamine were readily available for over-the-counter purchase - no ... continue reading
  • 30 Famous Athletes Who Have Battled Drug Addiction and Alcoholism

    1. Michael Phelps Eight-time Olympic gold medalist swimmer Michael Phelps has not only plunged into the water, but into drugs. In 2009, he lost his endorsement contract with Kellogg's after a photo emerged of him taking a hit of marijuana . 2. Dock ...

    ... tests during his career. 6. Andre Agassi Tennis star Andre Agassi, who failed an amphetamine drug test in 1997 and claimed his drug usage was the result of drinking a spiked soda, later revealed he had done crystal meth ... continue reading
  • 25 Great Writers Who Battled Drug Addiction and Alcoholism

    Drug and Alcohol Addiction Can Affect Anyone Of course, some are more susceptible than others, and writers are notorious for having some sort of addiction. Whether it's alcohol to numb the noise from the world or speed or LSD to “inspire” them, ...

    ... he wasn't well at the time. Of course, the drug mentioned in The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde involved ... with a pen and a typewriter. Including chopping up amphetamine. Ken Kesey One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, ... 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 ...

    ... Alprazolam ) Prescription Stimulants - Amphetamines and amphetamine derivatives make up the prescription ... 24 hours a day and 7 days a week by calling our Drug Abuse Helpline at . Our friendly staff can counsel you and help ... continue reading
  • Positive Workforce Drug Tests Increase for the First Time in a Decade

    A shocking new report released by Quest Diagnostics reveals that the percentage of positive drug tests among American workers has increased for the first time in over a decade. Increased stress in the workplace, a lack of job security, and the trend ...

    ... with “recreational use” marijuana laws (Colorado and Washington) saw the percentage of positive drug tests increase by double digits. Amphetamine positivity rates, on the other hand, have been on the rise for several ... 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 ...

    ... the brain involved in pleasure, especially the nucleus accumbens. Experiments in animals have shown that drugs such as alcohol, amphetamine, cocaine, and morphine cause 2 to 10 times more dopamine to be released in the ... continue reading
  • Six Colossal Drug Abuse Meltdowns and How to Spot the Warning Signs

    It's no mystery that celebrities, as well as the everyday Joe, can have problems with drugs. Because celebrities are in the limelight, though, we often see the drug abuse meltdown of famous people more prominently. The following six meltdowns were ...

    ... in a psychiatric ward after a jury discovered that she regularly took thirty or more prescription amphetamine pills per day. Her prescription drug use was out of control, and the court ordered her to go to alcohol and ... continue reading
  • The Scary Facts About Designer Drugs and Legal Highs

    Read Time: 30 minutes Introduction What Are Designer Drugs and Legal Highs? The terms “designer drugs” and “legal highs” are used to refer to substances such as synthetic marijuana and “bath salts” that are engineered in a laboratory to ...

    ... are engineered in a laboratory to recreate or simulate the effects of traditional illicit drugs such as amphetamines, ecstasy, lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), marijuana, ketamine, and others. Because their chemical ... 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 ...

    ... , the circuit eventually gets used to the presence of the drug and without it, a person can struggle to feel those ... —in as little as a week in some cases of amphetamine-type stimulant use. 2, 15 It can also lead to ... continue reading
  • MXE Drug Abuse

    Methoxetamine, also known as MXE, is a drug similar to ketamine and known for its hallucinogenic and dissociative properties 1 . MXE (sometimes called “Mexxy,” “M-ket,” “Special M,” or “legal ketamine”) is commonly sold on the ...

    ... , injected, or taken orally 2 . Users may also combine it with other drugs—often benzodiazepines, opioids, amphetamines, cannabis, and synthetic drugs 2 . While it is often marketed as a safe alternative to ketamine, it ... continue reading
  • Risk of Counterfeit and Laced Drugs

    Results from the 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health found that approximately 27 million people aged 12 or older were current illicit drug users. That figure amounts to 1 in every 10 people having used illegal drugs in the past month. With a ...

    ... produce effects that resemble those of ecstasy. Synthetic cathinones (including methylone and butylone): drugs that possess amphetamine-like properties. Other adulterants such as lead, caffeine, and sugar are often added ... continue reading
  • 5 Movies That Will Make You Never Want to Do Drugs Again

    Hollywood has a knack for glamorizing controversial subjects and drug use is certainly one of them. Yet for every Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas or Trainspotting , there are also those films that will make you never want to touch drugs again. Here ...

    ... by Darren Aronofsky, the film chronicles four individuals and their struggles with addiction to drugs including amphetamine and heroin. Each character takes their own downward spiral into oblivion—the self-destruction ... 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 ...

    ... in your local area. Learn More About the Effects of Prescription Drugs Adderall Alprazolam Ambien Amphetamine Ativan Barbiturates Benzodiazepines Carisoprodol Clonazepam Codeine Concerta Demerol Desoxyn Dextroamphetamine ... continue reading
  • Effects of Stimulant Drugs

    Are Stimulants Harmful? Stimulants are a class of substances that increase certain types of cell signaling and amplify various physiologic processes throughout the brain and body. In particular, many types of stimulant drugs are associated with ...

    ... ADHD medications such as Adderall (amphetamine & dextroamphetamine) and Ritalin ( ... majority of their time seeking out and using the drug. They continue to seek the drug despite adverse effects on their life and health. ... continue reading
  • From Bath Salts to Flakka: Searching for Designer Drugs

    Share on Twitter Share on Facebook The new and unfamiliar often elicits fear of the unknown. But when the new and unfamiliar is a drug - and when this drug is attributed to episodes of extreme paranoia, acts of superhuman strength, and reports of ...

    ... -like effects. But unlike the botanical alkaloid found in the khat plant, the stimulant found in bath salts and flakka is man-made. For the most part, both drugs are synthesized in China and shipped in bulk overseas ... 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 ...

    ... Mushrooms PCP Peyote Steroids Stimulants Help for Prescription Drug Abuse ACTIQ Adderall Alprazolam Ambien Amphetamine Ativan Barbiturates Benzodiazepines Clonazepam Demerol Desoxyn Dextroamphetamine Dilaudid Fentanyl ... continue reading
  • 30 Famous Musicians Who Have Battled Drug Addiction and Alcoholism

    1. Ozzy Osbourne Rockstar Ozzy Osbourne has long struggled with addiction. In fact, his heavy alcohol and drug abuse led to him being fired from Black Sabbath in 1978. 2. Kurt Cobain Kurt Cobain got to know his wife Courtney Love while they used ...

    ... drugs.” However, she has endlessly relapsed on drugs and even shaved her head to hide the evidence of her amphetamine ... Stradlin of Guns N' Roses once swallowed his entire drug stash in order to enter Japan on tour and ... 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 ...

    ... . 1 Adderall Alprazolam Ambien Amphetamine Ativan Carisprodol Clonazepam Codeine Concerta ... heroin to increase the euphoric and pain-relieving effects of the drug, but it can also increase the risk of dangerously slowed ... continue reading
  • Date Rape Drugs: It’s Not Just Roofies Anymore

    Rape is a serious criminal act, with the potential for severe and lasting repercussions on the victim's life. Rape involves sexually taking advantage of another person without their consent, and this includes having sex with a person who is ...

    ... be cut with other powder substances such as cocaine , MDMA , or amphetamine for snorting and may be added to joints or cigarettes to drug a person without their knowledge. Ketamine is often referred to by the following ... continue reading
  • 20 Genius Minds and the Drugs They Were Addicted To

    Intelligence doesn't preclude people taking drugs any more than fame does. When those who are under stress need to relax, some turn to drugs or drink as an escape from reality. Others do it because they believe it enhances their creativity or allows ...

    ... Runner. Total Recall, Minority Report, and Next were also based on books of his. He was known for taking drugs, particularly amphetamines . He also reportedly had a religious experience while on Darvon. Either way, his ... continue reading
  • What Could Illicit Drug Synthesis Expose You To?

    For the 44 million Americans aged 12 and older who used illicit drugs in 2014, the associated health risks are grave. But there's another risk that accompanies illegally manufactured substances - the exposure to hazardous chemicals. Clandestine drug ...

    ... on a whim or used regularly over time, illicit drugs are not only addictive, but also put users at risk for dangerous short- and long term health effects. Amphetamines, which are sometimes prescribed to treat ADHD, can ... continue reading
  • What's Your Generation’s Drug of Choice? Let’s Find Out…

    Every generation has its trends. From hairstyles, to music, and yes, even drugs. The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) has been studying the drug habits of Americans for decades. Their survey results reveal patterns of drug use among ...

    ... give us a glimpse into each generation's overall drug preferences, as well as the age at which each ... lived through a post-World War II trend when amphetamines were frequently prescribed as a treatment for depression . ... continue reading
  • The 10 Most Insane Drug Addict Movie Characters

    Insanity is a hard thing to define, but there are a number of characters in films who are definitely nuts in some way. Here's a quick rundown: 1. Francis Begbie Francis Begbie from Trainspotting was played by Robert Carlyle. A violent, intimidating ...

    ... gradually spiral into madness after becoming addicted to drugs . Sara Goldfarb, played by Ellen Burstyn, is a widow who wants to regain her lost youth, so she ends up taking amphetamines to lose weight and a sedative at ... continue reading
  • History of Drug Abuse

    History of Substance Abuse Rehabilitation As drugs have been abused for hundreds of years all over the world, their effects have been felt for just as long. Since drugs have been used, there were always those who abused them, which led to full-blown ...

    ... of the industry. All that changed in the 1960s when many new and exotic drugs, such as hallucinogens, amphetamines and marijuana, became more readily available. The proliferation of these substances birthed many ... continue reading
  • Mississippi Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment Centers

    Deciding to get help for a drug or alcohol addiction is one of the most important decisions you or a loved one may ever make. That decision could save your life, restore your health, and bring renewed happiness to you and your loved ones. But ...

    Deciding to get help for a drug or alcohol addiction is one of the most important decisions you or a loved one may ever make. That decision could save your life, restore your health, and bring renewed happiness to you ... continue reading
  • Virginia Drug and Alcohol Abuse Rehab Center

    Substance abuse may be prominent in Virginia, but thankfully there are many professional treatment programs to help both residents and out-of-state visitors get the necessary care. The directory listings included on this page are a great place to ...

    ... to start. Spend some time researching the right drug and alcohol rehab center for your own unique needs ... great place to start. Spend some time researching the right drug and alcohol rehab center for your own unique needs. continue reading
  • Drug and Alcohol Abuse Across Generations

    Substance abuse—both of alcohol and/or illicit drugs—has always maintained a consistent presence in American culture. As new drugs have been developed over the decades, their popular use has gone hand in hand with sweeping societal changes. From ...

    ... Millennials . This may be explained by the fact that amphetamines were often prescribed as a treatment for depression after World ... pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/drugs/buyers/socialhistory.html 4. http://www.webmd.com ... continue reading
  • Famous Drug Abusers

    Drug and Alcohol Addiction: A Disease that Touches Everyone According to data from the latest National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), 22.7 million Americans need treatment for a drug or alcohol problem. And though it may sound cliché, ...

    ... credited his drive and energy to the use of amphetamines. William Stewart Halsted : A physician and pioneer in ... in 1989. He was even arrested for possession of the drug in 1998 after running naked through New York City's ... continue reading
  • So-Called “Legal” Drugs and the Trojan Horse Game

    Are you familiar with the concept of a Trojan Horse? It's pretty on the outside but filled with deadly enemies inside. It creates an appearance of innocence, but is designed with trickery in mind. Legal drugs are a lot like a Trojan Horse. These ...

    ... synthetic substances were identified. What's For Sale? Synthetic drugs come in many shapes and sizes. Taken in pill, ... “Bath Salts” These synthetics replicate stimulants (amphetamines) like speed and meth. They can cause ... continue reading
  • The Cost of Drugs in the NFL

    Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Athletes playing in professional sports leagues often seek every available opportunity to gain a competitive edge. With so much pressure placed on winning, performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) such as steroids ...

    ... threshold and stricter DUI program and classifies amphetamines under the substance abuse policy rather than the ... com/story/sports/nfl/2014/09/12/drug-policy-approved-vote-nflpa-union/15511717/ http://www.cnn.com/2013/01 ... continue reading
  • Over-the-Counter Drugs of Abuse

    It is a common misconception that only illegal drugs are dangerous. There are many different over-the-counter (OTC) drugs with psychoactive, or mind-altering properties that may lead to a number of serious medical and mental health consequences if ...

    ... is of a similar molecular structure to that of amphetamines and elicits similar effects. The FDA found that ... the laxative in order to pass wastes. Addiction to any drug is a lonely and isolating journey. Take a step in a ... continue reading
  • Adderall Withdrawal

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

    ... experience a stimulant withdrawal syndrome as their body detoxes from the substance. What is Amphetamine Withdrawal? The term “ drug withdrawal ” refers to a group of negative symptoms that often occur when a dependent ... continue reading
  • Using MDMA (Ecstasy) While Breastfeeding

    Ecstasy, or MDMA, is a widely used drug popular among young adults. It is a synthetic, psychoactive drug with chemical structural similarities to both methamphetamine and mescaline—capable of producing both stimulant and hallucinogenic effects in ...

    ... conservative when it comes to harm reduction. According to the Women and Newborn Drug and Alcohol Service (WANDAS), women who use amphetamines, ecstasy, cocaine, or heroin, should not breastfeed for 24 hours after use 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 ...

    ... SAMHSA's National Survey on Drug Use and Health, also called (NSDUH), in 2015, 425,000 teens and adolescents between the ages of 12 and 17 reported misuse of prescription amphetamine products like Adderall. This number ... continue reading
  • What Are Bath Salts and Why Are They So Dangerous?

    No, we're not talking about actual bath salts. That would be unfortunate and rather painful. If you've ever accidentally got a fizzy drink up your nose (we would mention one of the leading brands of cola products, but that could be confusing,) ...

    ... other words, it is quite similar to amphetamine in terms of elation and stimulation. It gained popularity because it was legal to purchase for about 18 months after it was first released. Drug Ban on Bath Salts To ban a ... 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 ...

    ... of narcolepsy and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Drugs that fall in this category include: Dextroamphetamine and amphetamine (Adderall). Lisdexamfetamine (Vyvanse). Methylphenidate (Ritalin, Concerta ... continue reading
  • The Effects of Meth Use

    Is Meth Harmful? Meth, the abbreviated colloquialism for methamphetamine, is a wildly addictive and dangerous substance. Users can rapidly develop a dependency on its effects, which themselves exert a number of health risks. The illegal production ...

    ... is more addictive and harmful than amphetamine, from which it is derived. The main drug that is used on the ... those who take it are more likely to crave the drug and to increase their dosages over time. This may lead ... continue reading
  • Crystal Meth Addiction

    Crystal meth is a form of methamphetamine -a substance that is widely abused throughout the country. Its widespread illicit production dwarfs that of its pharmaceutical counterpart - marketed as Desoxyn - a stimulant medication with very limited ...

    ... by a process which combines amphetamine and/or amphetamine derivatives with various other chemicals ... the body for a long period of time. The high from the drug can last for more than 12 hours . During this period of time ... 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 ...

    ... and Stimulants [ Link Bank 8 ] Alcohol and Amphetamines Alcohol and Methamphetamine Alcohol and Cocaine Alcohol and ... How to Help Someone with Alcohol or Illicit Drug Addiction Alcohol Bath Salts Cocaine Crack Crystal ... 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 : ...

    ... medications. The methamphetamine in Desoxyn is a member of a broader class of substances called amphetamines . Other drugs in this class include Adderall and Dexedrine . As a stimulant medication, Desoxyn increases the ... 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, ...

    ... Those abusing Adderall may swallow, snort, or inject the drug 1 . In 2014, over 11.7 million Americans ... adults between the ages of 18 and 25 using amphetamine drugs like Adderall or methamphetamine 8 . Being aware of ... continue reading
  • Concurrent Alcohol and Ecstasy Abuse

    Ecstasy may make its users feel ecstatic for a time but, when abused with alcohol, it can cause seriously negative effects on your health and even kill you. Even as the name for this drug changes to the more friendly “Molly,” this does not mean ...

    ... categorize it along with the stimulant amphetamine and the hallucinogen mescaline (Fisk and ... of 10th-graders and 7% of high school seniors have taken the drug. Usage of Ecstasy has peaked in the 18-25 age category, ... 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 ...

    ... 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 central ... 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. ...

    ... , which is why the amphetamine and bath salts addiction processes are similar. The addictive properties of bath salts can lead to users losing touch with reality and losing self-control. The drug works on the neural ... continue reading
  • The Effects of Bath Salts Use

    Are Bath Salts Harmful? The term “bath salts” refers to a family of designer recreational drugs that contain one or more synthetic chemicals related to cathinone -a stimulant found in the khat plant, with effects similar to amphetamine. The name ...

    ... refers to a family of designer recreational drugs that contain one or more synthetic chemicals related to cathinone -a stimulant found in the khat plant, with effects similar to amphetamine. The name “bath salts” and the ... 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 ...

    ... and mind: Alcohol Marijuana Ketamine Cocaine Crack Heroin Amphetamine Ritalin Crystal Methamphetamine Stimulants Ecstasy LSD DMT Bath Salts Designer Drugs/Legal Highs MXE/Methoxetamine PCP Steroids Kratom Benzodiazepines ... continue reading
  • Long-Term Effects of Molly

    Overview of Ecstasy Effects Ecstasy is the more common street name for 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine—a highly addictive, illicit drug also known as MDMA , or “Molly.” This drug shares chemical structural similarities with both amphetamine ...

    ... for 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine—a highly addictive, illicit drug also known as MDMA , or “Molly.” This drug shares chemical structural similarities with both amphetamine and certain hallucinogens and elicits both ... 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 ...

    ... Inhalant Ketamine Marijuana Meth PCP Steroid Mixing Alcohol With Prescription Drugs Adderall Alprazolam Ambien Amphetamine Ativan Carisoprodol Clonazepam Codeine Concerta DXM Fentanyl Hydrocodone Klonopin Lorazepam ... 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 ...

    Is Adderall Harmful? Adderall is a form of amphetamine prescribed for the treatment of: 1 Attention deficit ... . 3 As a result of this, the use of the drug can cause feelings of energy and invigoration, similar to the high ... 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 ...

    ... drug that contains two active ingredients: amphetamine and dextroamphetamine . These ingredients work to stimulate and speed up the body. Doctors use this drug ... has changed due to their drug abuse. Be sure to listen ... 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 ...

    ... /dextroamphetamine (Adderall) Tranquilizers Oxycodone hydrochloride (OxyContin) Sedatives Methylphenidate (Ritalin) Most teens choose to try prescription drugs due to easy access and perceived safety. 17 Approximately ... continue reading
  • Eating Disorder Treatment

    Drug Abuse and Eating Disorder Treatment Combined Research shows that people admitted for eating disorder treatment often abuse amphetamine, crystal meth , cocaine or diet pills in an attempt to manage or lose weight (Gadalla and Piran, 2007). When ...

    ... treatment often abuse amphetamine, crystal meth , cocaine or diet pills in an attempt to manage or lose weight (Gadalla and Piran, 2007). When an eating disorder occurs in conjunction with any type of drug or alcohol ... 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 ...

    ... 29.2% from 2010 to 2015 and sales of ADHD drugs have risen almost 41.8% during the same time. Making ... , there is one recent study that compared d-amphetamine (Adderall) with methamphetamine. Using 13 participants who ... continue reading
  • Ibogaine: Can it Cure My Addiction?

    What does it take to quit using heroin or other opioids? It's a question that is very much on the minds of millions of Americans. The scientific community continues to look for the best way to quit using drugs and everyone wants to know what will ...

    ... and is even classified as a Schedule I drug by the Food and Drug Administration. 1 Because of this, the use ... ibogaine might effectively treat morphine, cocaine, amphetamine, alcohol, and nicotine addictions. However, ... continue reading
  • What Are the Current Substance Addiction Trends Among Teens Today?

    Although you might think your home is drug-free, your teenager might know otherwise. Many of the current substance abuse and addiction trends among teens today are shocking simply because they involve household products that are readily available. ...

    ... and lungs from choking on the spice. Digital drugs are another major concern. These are digital audio ... to sniff these dangerous products, which contain amphetamine-like chemicals. Although they might not always be ... continue reading
  • The 7 Most Addictive Prescription Medications

    Prescription drugs are commonly given to people suffering from with injuries or illnesses. They're legal when you've been prescribed the medication by a legitimate medical provider. However, these drugs still can be addictive when taken as ...

    ... stay awake longer, so you might see someone with narcolepsy taking them. These drugs cause euphoric effects similar to cocaine when taken incorrectly. An amphetamine can cause a rush for a short period, but that often is ... continue reading
  • Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome

    What is Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome? Post-acute withdrawal syndrome refers to a collection of symptoms experienced by some individuals who are addicted to alcohol or certain drugs after a prolonged period of withdrawal. 1 Post-acute withdrawal ...

    ... naloxone (Narcan) to alleviate symptoms of post-acute withdrawal syndrome. Psychostimulants Stimulant drugs such as cocaine and amphetamine provide some of the clearest evidence that post-acute withdrawal syndrome is a ... 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 ...

    ... in 2003 to 11% in 2011. According to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), methylphenidate is among the top ten stolen ... : Abuse of ADHD Meds is Beginning Earlier Amphetamine Abuse You can also connect with others and ... continue reading
  • Methamphetamine History and Statistics

    Methamphetamine is a highly addictive stimulant drug, originally synthesized for therapeutic use but now found predominantly as a recreational drug of abuse. Though it is a drug that is FDA-approved and prescribed for attention-deficit/ ...

    ... , and dependence likely. History of Methamphetamine Compared to other manmade drugs of abuse, methamphetamine is very old. Its chemical progenitor drug— amphetamine —was first produced in the late 1880s, in Germany . ... 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 ...

    ... CNS depressants , such as: Alcohol. Benzodiazepines . Barbiturates. It is also sometimes used in combination with drugs like cocaine or amphetamines, as people may abuse it to come down from a stimulant high. While the ... continue reading
  • Ecstasy and MDMA Overdose

    Commonly used at bars and parties, club drugs are especially popular among teenagers and young adults. MDMA , a synthetic amphetamine drug also known as ecstasy or Molly, is a popular club drug 1 . With both stimulant and hallucinogenic effects , ...

    ... especially popular among teenagers and young adults. MDMA , a synthetic amphetamine drug also known as ecstasy or Molly, is a popular club drug 1 . With both stimulant and hallucinogenic effects , MDMA enhances tactile ... continue reading
  • The Effects of Dexedrine Use

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

    ... attention. Dexedrine is similar to other brand-name dextroamphetamine-based drugs such as 2,3 : ProCentra. Zenzedi. Adderall (dextroamphetamine + amphetamine) . Though the effects may be similar, Dexedrine differs from ... continue reading
  • MDMA (Ecstasy) Abuse While Pregnant

    Ecstasy is an illicit drug that is frequently abused among young adults. This drug whose chemical name is 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine, or MDMA for short, is structurally similar to amphetamine and has both stimulant and hallucinogenic effects. ...

    ... likely to report smoking cigarettes during pregnancy. More likely to use other illicit drugs such as marijuana, cocaine, amphetamines, and ketamine during pregnancy. In addition, the use of ecstasy can adversely affect ... continue reading
  • Snorting Molly (MDMA) and its Side Effects and Risks

    What is Molly (MDMA)? Molly, commonly referred to as MDMA or 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine, is a synthetic drug with both amphetamine stimulant properties and mild hallucinogenic effects. It is the primary psychoactive agent found in many ...

    ... )? Molly, commonly referred to as MDMA or 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine, is a synthetic drug with both amphetamine stimulant properties and mild hallucinogenic effects. It is the primary psychoactive agent found in ... continue reading
  • Snorting Ketamine

    Ketamine is a drug used in human and animal surgery to induce numbness and sedation without compromising breathing and blood pressure 1 . It is a dissociative anesthetic, and it has been increasingly used as a party drug due to the detached, ...

    ... anesthetic, and it has been increasingly used as a party drug due to the detached, dream-like high it produces. ... opiates, cocaine, or amphetamine 1 . Combining ketamine with other drugs can result in dangerous ... continue reading
  • Understanding Addiction: A Guide for Families

    If your family member is struggling with drug or alcohol addiction, you may feel a range of emotions such as anger, frustration, or sadness. You may want to help, but not know how. The challenges of supporting a family member with addiction can feel ...

    ... and mind: Alcohol Marijuana Ketamine Cocaine Crack Heroin Amphetamine Ritalin Crystal Methamphetamine Stimulants Ecstasy LSD DMT Bath Salts Designer Drugs/Legal Highs MXE/Methoxetamine PCP Steroids Kratom Benzodiazepines ... 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 ...

    ... trade name for a combination of dextroamphetamine and amphetamine. Is Dextroamphetamine Harmful? When dextroamphetamine is properly prescribed and taken accordingly, this drug can be safe and highly effective; however ... 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 ...

    ... brand names such as Dexedrine, ProCentra or Zenzedi. The well-known ADHD drug, Adderall , is a combination of dextroamphetamine and amphetamine. Street names for dextroamphetamine include “dex,” “bennies,” and “uppers”. ... continue reading
  • Stimulant Withdrawal

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

    ... , many of the stimulant drugs elevate physiological processes such as heart rate, breathing, and blood pressure 1 . Some common stimulants include: ADHD medications (amphetamine, methylphenidate). Cocaine/crack cocaine ... 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 ...

    ... ). Users who take the drug recreationally typically do so to 2,4 : Experience a euphoric high. Help with studying. Improve concentration. Increase energy. Rates of prescription amphetamine abuse rose sharply from 2008 ... 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 ...

    ... pharmaceutical combination, Adderall contains both amphetamine and dextroamphetamine. Commonly obtained as ... medication as prescribed or in someone who is abusing the drug. When a dependent person attempts to slow or stop ... continue reading
  • Wellbutrin Abuse

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

    ... led some to refer to bupropion as a “wonder drug” but the reality has turned out to be somewhat ... the drug have described the high from bupropion abuse as similar to that of stimulants such as cocaine or amphetamine 2,5 ... continue reading
  • What Are Hallucinogens?

    Hallucinogens are drugs that alter the user's thinking processes and perception in a manner that leads to significant distortions of reality 1 . These drugs affect one's perception far differently than many other types of drugs do. To many, the ...

    ... bags, capsules, or glass vials 20 . The drug can be snorted, smoked, injected, or mixed into drinks 20 . It is often used in conjunction with cocaine, methamphetamine, amphetamine, or MDMA (Ecstasy) 20 . Users will take ... 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 ...

    ... system. The family of psychostimulant drugs includes illicit and prescription drugs such as: Cocaine (coke, crack). Amphetamine (Adderall) and other so-called “study drugs”, Methamphetamine (meth, crystal, ice ... continue reading
  • Why Is Methamphetamine So Addictive?

    Methamphetamine is a highly addictive chemically compounded stimulant. Similar in chemical structure to amphetamine, meth is widely and illicitly manufactured using a variety of production methods. Methamphetamine is a white, odorless, ...

    ... stimulant. Similar in chemical structure to amphetamine, meth is widely and illicitly manufactured ... after smoking or injecting the drug. When taken orally (dissolved in liquid) , the drug's effects happen in about fifteen ... continue reading
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Effects of Kratom Use

    What Is Kratom? Kratom ( Mitragyna speciosa ) is a tree-like plant from Southeast Asia that belongs to the same family of plants as coffee and gardenias. Kratom has been used as an herbal remedy in Thailand and neighboring countries for hundreds of ...

    ... like side effects of kratom are similar to amphetamine, though less intense, and include: Increased energy ... organizations can help those in recovery adapt to a drug-free life and avoid future relapses . How to Find ... continue reading
  • The Effects of Flakka Use

    Is Flakka Harmful? Flakka is a street drug with origins in South Florida. One of the newer chemicals in the booming category of synthetic or designer drugs, Flakka is typically made from a synthetic version of an amphetamine-like stimulant in the ...

    ... of the newer chemicals in the booming category of synthetic or designer drugs, Flakka is typically made from a synthetic version of an amphetamine-like stimulant in the cathinone class called alpha-PVP . Cathinones are ... continue reading
  • You’ve Gotta Dig In: Brain Health and Drug Abuse

    While battling chemical dependency , your brain is robbed of a lot of its essential nutrients - and that causes damage. By eating the right “brain power” foods, you can repair this damage and prevent further deterioration. Mood, memory, ...

    ... hormones and neurotransmitters. You need to drink at least eight glasses of water a day to stay properly hydrated. Additional Reading: Understanding the Effects of Long Term Drug Abuse on the Brain Image Source: iStock continue reading
  • Decade of Drug Overdose

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention maintains a publicly accessible database on causes of mortality, which is used here to shed light on the drug overdose epidemic currently ravaging the nation. Using the CDC's data from 10-plus years as ...

    ... Prevention maintains a publicly accessible database on causes of mortality, which is used here to shed light on the drug overdose epidemic currently ravaging the nation. Using the CDC's data from 10-plus years as well as ... continue reading
  • What You Need to Know About ‘Zombie Drug’ Krokodil

    Krokodil (Crocodil) is a homemade version of a synthetic drug called desomorphine. As the name deso-morphine suggests, the chemical is in the opiate family and closely mimics the effects of heroin and morphine. Pure desomorphine is a very addictive ...

    ... , light fluid and the phosphorus scraped off a match book - among other things. The resulting product is a drug called Krokodil which mimics the effects of heroin for a quarter of the price. Krokodil's Scary Side Effects ... continue reading
  • An Analysis of Drug Sentencing Trends in the US

    The United States justice system tries drug offenses on a daily basis, primarily through state courts. Because the vast majority of drug offenses are state cases rather than federal cases, individuals convicted of these crimes are largely tried and ...

    ... next highest states. Regardless of where you live or what kind of sentencing standards your state adheres to, drug offenses are typically a difficult consequence of the disease of addiction. If you or someone you love is ... continue reading
  • Introducing the Drug That Can Kill With a Single Dose

    Just when we'd thought we'd heard it all, an even more lethal drug concoction popped up on our radar. It's just the latest killer in the opioid epidemic ravaging our country. Dubbed “gray death” by authorities, this high-potency cocktail is ...

    ... 's laced with something else before using it. That's how gray death has inadvertently made its way into some drug users' lives. “You don't know what you're getting with these things,” said Richie Webber, who overdosed on ... continue reading
  • Find a Drug and Alcohol Abuse Rehab Center in South Dakota

    Many South Dakota residents know firsthand the devastating effects that drug and alcohol addiction can have on a person's life. From broken ties with family and loved ones to the risk of overdose or other serious health complications, the negative ...

    ... live a productive and healthy life in sobriety. Many South Dakota residents know firsthand the devastating effects that drug and alcohol addiction can have on a person's life. From broken ties with family and loved ones ... continue reading
  • State Sentencing: How Drug Sentencing Varies Across the U.S.

    We took a look at drug sentencing statistics from a 2013 report by the United States Sentencing Commission on sentences handed down in federal ...

    We took a look at drug sentencing statistics from a 2013 report by the United States Sentencing Commission on sentences handed down in federal courts. continue reading
  • Global Drug Prices

    The cost to get high can have a profound effect on the percentage of people active in substance abuse. The cheaper a drug is, the more accessible it ...

    The cost to get high can have a profound effect on the percentage of people active in substance abuse. The cheaper a drug is, the more accessible it is. 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 ...

    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 ... continue reading
  • Humana Health Insurance for Drug and Alcohol Addiction Rehab

    Drug and Alcohol Rehab Through Humana Health Plans If you or your loved one is struggling with substance abuse and in need of drug or alcohol addiction rehab, you may feel overwhelmed by the range of choices and decisions to make about the best type ...

    ... type of treatment and where to go for treatment. You may also be worried about how to pay for drug or alcohol addiction treatment. However, if you are covered by a Humana health plan, you likely have healthcare benefits ... continue reading
  • Frequently Asked Questions About Finding Help for Drug Abuse

    How do I know if I need help? Sometimes it's difficult to tell if you're addicted to a substance, and you may be wondering if you need professional help. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders outlines the signs of a substance use ...

    ... have consistently failed to quit taking the substance or cut back. You spend an inordinate amount of time getting the drug, using it, and recovering from its adverse effects. You have a strong craving or urge to use the ... continue reading
  • Is This New Drug the Holy Grail of All Pain Relievers?

    Millions of Americans suffer daily from chronic pain. Factor in all the people managing temporary pain after accidents or surgeries and you have a massive number of people on prescription painkillers. Abuse of morphine, an extremely powerful and ...

    ... results in thousands of overdose deaths each year. Like other opiates, morphine has its drawbacks. In fact, the drug has over 25 official side effects that impact our behavior, brain, body, psyche and sexuality. It can ... continue reading
  • Mental Health and Drug Abuse

    Chronic drug abuse and mental health disorders are closely related. Individuals who have psychiatric disorders, such as PTSD, bipolar disorder, or depression, may be more likely to abuse substances, and people who abuse substances may be more likely ...

    ... play a role in the development of both disorders. 1, 11 How to Identify a Co-Occurring Mental Health and Drug Abuse Problem Co-occurring disorders can occur for a number of reasons, such as: 1, 3, 11 Common risk factors ... continue reading
  • Drug Abuse Program

    A drug abuse program is normally located within a drug treatment center. These centers are licensed and approved facilities that are staffed by experienced physicians, trained therapists, qualified nursing staffs and numerous other support staff. ...

    ... Abuse Program Options For severe cases, long-term inpatient care is the best solution. The range of this drug abuse program averages from 2 to 12 months. The treatment facility is a safe, residential environment with a ... continue reading
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