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  • 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 ...

    ... . Adderall is an oral medication prescribed by a physician who will normally start a patient on a low dose ... . Since Adderall is a stimulant, it plays a major role in: Increasing your blood pressure. Increasing your ... 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 ...

    ... be administered on a trial basis 6 . Adderall Detox While it is possible to withdraw from Adderall at home ... blood pressure. Increased body temperature. Increased heart rate. Insomnia. Decreased appetite. Abusing Adderall ... 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. ...

    ... who had low blood pressure and took methylphenidate before playing tennis. Methylphenidate was introduced on the ... drug abuse, the use of study drugs, including Adderall and Ritalin, among 12 th graders declined from 2003 ... continue reading
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  • Effects of Desoxyn Abuse

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

    ... college students. Older adults. While drugs like Desoxyn and Adderall have reputations of being tied ... that require medical attention include 1 : Increased blood pressure and raised heart rate. Stroke or heart attack ... 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 : ...

    ... include Adderall and Dexedrine ... Lower appetite. Inability to sleep. Restlessness. Irritability. Decreased attention. Impaired judgment. Personality changes. Higher body temperature. Sweating. High blood pressure/quickened ... 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 ...

    ... This combination also increases heart rate and blood pressure - in fact, there have been ... period of days to weeks of mood changes, sleep disturbances, low energy levels, and cravings. Cravings - which are one of the ... continue reading
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  • Snorting Adderall

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

    ... as snorting. Side effects of misusing Adderall include 2, 5 : Anger and hostility. Paranoia. Psychosis. High body temperature. Irregular heartbeat. High blood pressure. Decreased sleep. Decreased appetite. Poor nutrition ... 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, ...

    ... Services Administration (SAMHSA) found that there were, on average, 114 emergency room visits per day involving young ... During an Adderall detox , a person will be gradually tapered off the drug, while medical staff ... 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 ...

    ... Adderall's side effects vary widely, depending on the individual. The effects on the body's heart rate can lead to cardiovascular problems, such as: 3,4 Disrupted heart rhythm. Increased blood pressure ... use. While in most ... continue reading
  • How to Help an Adderall Addict

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

    ... a 2009 study published by the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, more than 6% of all college students admitted to using Adderall . However, treatment for Adderall addiction is available. Treatment may be sought in ... continue reading
  • 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 ... weight loss. Increase body temperature. Increased blood pressure. Irregular heartbeat. Dilated pupils. Convulsions ... 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 ...

    ... loss; malnutrition. Hypertension (raised blood pressure). Tachycardia (raised heart rate ... reported the non-medical use of prescription stimulants like Adderall. Regular use of prescription stimulants is viewed as harmful ... 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 ... physically and psychologically addictive. While you can be physically dependent on the drug without being ... 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 ...

    ... physical effects of stimulants, such as changes in blood pressure, heart rate, body temperature, and respiratory rate ... and Study Drugs Prescription stimulants such as Adderall and Ritalin are commonly misused by students ... 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 ...

    ... s Abusing Stimulants? Stimulants like Ritalin or Adderall are typically prescribed to treat attention deficit ... a prescription, 52 percent said they had been pressured by friends into sharing or selling their medication Of ... 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 ...

    ... be processed by serum enzymes after being absorbed into the blood from the GI tract for the effects to be active ... the powder 2,4 . While snorting many drugs—such as Adderall (another stimulant) and painkillers like ... 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 ...

    ... While every stimulant will be slightly different in its specific effects, all stimulants share a set of side effects that can wreak havoc on a user's system when abused 2 : Increased heart rate. Heightened blood pressure ... continue reading
  • How to Help a Dextroamphetamine Addict

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

    ... Rather than threatening your loved one, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) suggests developing incentives to encourage ... that include the drug, like Adderall and Dexedrine, produce pleasurable stimulant ... continue reading
  • The Effects of Dextroamphetamine Use

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

    ... immediate-release formulation, Zenzedi. In addition, Adderall is the trade name for a combination of ... following: A euphoric high with increased heart rate, blood pressure, and energy. Increased feelings of self-confidence. ... 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 ...

    ... It's important to note that high blood pressure, increased heart rate, and irregular heartbeat ... . AND Those with legitimate prescriptions. While amphetamines are often sold and bought on the street, abused for a number ... continue reading
  • Ritalin Abuse

    Ritalin is the trade name for methylphenidate, a stimulant of the central nervous system used to treat attention deficit disorder (ADD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. It can be very addictive, especially when misused or taken via ...

    ... that 1.3 million teens reported misusing Ritalin or Adderall in the 30 days previous. According to SAMHSA's ... But where do these young people get their hands on the medications? A 2016 Recovery Brands survey revealed that ... continue reading
  • Amphetamine Addiction

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

    ... on Drug Abuse (NIDA), the short-term effects of amphetamines can include: 6 A high, or feelings of euphoria. Rapid heart rate. Increased blood pressure. Rapid breathing rate. Increased blood sugar. Decreased blood ... while ... 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 ...

    ... can have serious consequences, including high blood pressure and other cardiovascular problems, headache, ... characterized by the continued, compulsive use of the drug even while it is causing harm to your body, life, or ... 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 ... person lives for several months while working intensely on recovery from stimulants. Outpatient — ... 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 ... help motivate your loved one to find treatment while also getting support for yourself. These include: ... 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 ...

    ... Risk Factors Vyvanse is a powerful medication, and while it is therapeutic for many, it also possesses ... visits for stimulant overdoses, such as those caused by Adderall , Vyvanse, Strattera, and Concerta , also involved ... 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 ...

    ... such as 2,3 : ProCentra. Zenzedi. Adderall (dextroamphetamine + amphetamine) . Though the effects ... containing pseudoephedrine). This mixture can cause very high blood pressure and dangerous changes in the heart rate 3 ... continue reading
  • The Effects of Ritalin Use

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

    ... prescribed for the treatment of narcolepsy. Street Names While Ritalin is widely prescribed for use, it is ... Respiratory depression. Chest pain. Raised or lowered blood pressure. Long-term Effects The long-term effects ... continue reading
  • The Effects of Steroid Use

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

    ... men. Fertility issues. Heart problems. Elevated blood pressure. Rapid mood swings. Mania. Stroke. Menstrual ... the body, and it can cause more severe side effects than lower doses. When the drug is stopped, you may be left ... continue reading
  • Steroid Abuse

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

    ... both sexes include increases in cholesterol and elevated blood pressure . It also increases the likelihood of ... on: Depressive-like symptoms. Anxiety. Concentration problems. Difficulty sleeping. Pain. Headaches. Lowered ... continue reading
  • Trazodone Use in Substance Abuse Treatment

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

    ... . 7,8 How Helpful Is Trazodone in Addiction Treatment? While it has shown some positive results, the use of trazodone ... or itchy eyes. Ringing in ears. Drops in blood pressure when a person stands up after lying or sitting ... 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 ...

    ... many users report feeling good about themselves while on steroids. They may also be receiving recognition ... dysmorphia or “reverse anorexia syndrome.” Feelings of low self-esteem and depression during withdrawal may also ... 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. ...

    ... heart rate/tachycardia/elevated blood pressure. Hallucinations, pressured speech, “flight of ... addiction will dictate the “best” type of treatment. Some people, on their own, are able to cut back from their excessive use ... continue reading
  • Vyvanse Abuse

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

    ... : Elevated heart rate. Increased blood pressure. Constriction of blood vessels. Increased body temperature. ... Vyvanse in a dangerous situation, such as before or while driving a car. Tolerance, or a diminished effect when ... 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 ...

    ... such as heart rate, breathing, and blood pressure 1 . Some common stimulants include: ADHD ... best mental space to work through their substance abuse problems, while others prefer to stay close to the comforts of home ... continue reading
  • Snorting Ritalin

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

    ... could be fatal include dangerously high body temperature or blood pressure, irregular heart rate, heart failure, and seizures 3 ... Offers daily intensive therapy while those in recovery reside on-site. People in inpatient ... continue reading
  • The Effects of Concerta Use

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

    ... drug users looking to get a “focused high” or by students looking to focus on finishing a paper or a test. While on the drug, Concerta users may get feelings of: Increased focus. Alertness. Euphoria. However, stimulant ... continue reading
  • Steroid Overdose

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

    ... to cope with alone 3 : Exhaustion Restlessness. Lowered appetite. Insomnia. Decreased sex drive. Depression. ... the user is coping with the extreme mood swings brought on by the abuse itself. Suicide is a major risk ... 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 ...

    ... , ranging from euphoric highs to depressive lows . Irregular eating - Addicted individuals may ... like yourself again. Reach out to us today at for more information on how we can help you reclaim your life or the life of ... 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 ...

    ... lead to severe side effects such as skin lesions, blood vessel damage, and even death 7 . In addition ... crushing and taking tablets stolen from parents 6 . While the extent of bupropion abuse among adolescents is unknown ... continue reading
  • Side Effects of Vyvanse

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

    ... on Vyvanse, symptoms of withdrawal will occur when attempting to stop using the drug. While ... ADHD take Vyvanse and other stimulants, they actually have a lower GPA 5 . Despite research findings such as these, students ... continue reading
  • Concerta Abuse

    [quizBuddy quiz=”Concerta Abuse” question=”1″] What Is Concerta? Concerta is the brand name for an “extended-release” version of methylphenidate. Methylphenidate is also prescribed under the brand name Ritalin and is most often used to ...

    ... 7 care and is best for those who have had a severe and/or extended battle with Concerta. Outpatient treatment , on the other hand, offers less immersive care but at the benefit of getting to live at home during treatment ... continue reading
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    ... on rehab centers in your local area. Learn More About the Effects of Prescription Drugs Adderall ... this is through a supervised medical detox program. While not all substances will produce life-threatening withdrawal ... 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 ...

    ... in 2014). Cigarette smoking by youth is currently at the lowest rate since the youth drug abuse survey began: only 6. ... (including misused prescription medication such as Adderall and Ritalin) increased among high school ... 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 ...

    ... and peer pressure. In fact, alcohol tops the list of drugs used by teenagers, per the National Institute on Drug Abuse. ... the center for a specific amount of time while others offer outpatient treatment. Many centers offer ... continue reading
  • Workplace Drug Abuse

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

    ... have different effects on people. Some signs can be confused with common illnesses, while others are very obvious. Increasing numbers of working class Americans are abusing ADHD drugs like Adderall. Learn more. Coworkers ... 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, ...

    ... drugs without professional treatment. 2 Drug use can wreak havoc on the body and mind and may eventually become deadly. When you ... now. Prescription Drugs ACTIQ Adderall Alprazolam Ambien Amphetamines Ativan Barbiturates ... 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 ...

    ... the combination causes a “double-whammy” effect on the same cognitive and physical function. Although ... (cocaine, speed, meth, Ritalin, Adderall) mask the depressive effects of alcohol, while alcohol dulls the “edge” of ... 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 ...

    ... words, schools needed to be “tough” on drugs - without prejudice. However, many psychologists ... use - student/teacher meetings to discuss drug consequences. While young students continue to learn inside—and outside—of the ... continue reading
  • Let’s Play: How Much Do You Really Know About Drug Schedules?

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

    ... some restrictions. Schedule II drugs include: Adderall (used for treating narcolepsy and ADHD) ... or II. However, their abuse can lead to moderate or low dependence. They are accepted for medical treatment in the U.S ... 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 ...

    ... side effects are: Rapid heartbeat High blood pressure Trouble sleeping Dry mouth Upset stomach/Stomach ... or buy it from peers. In fact, the DEA includes Ritalin on its list of most-stolen medications. What Should I Do? As ... 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 ...

    ... flow to your heart. Arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries): Blood vessels narrow and can become completely blocked. High blood pressure: This condition can be extremely hazardous to your health , resulting in heart ... continue reading
  • Teenagers and Drugs: 11 Real Reasons Why Teenagers Experiment

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

    ... low self-esteem due to physical appearance or lack of friends can lead to self-destructive behavior. The media, bullies, and often family put pressure on ... certain experiences. Cocaine and Adderall are commonly used to ... continue reading
  • Methadone and Suboxone: What’s the Difference Anyway?

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

    ... in $1.55 billion. That was more than sales were for Adderall and Viagra combined in that same year. How Long Do I ... addictive . While it is obtained largely by prescription, methadone is also bought and sold on the black ... continue reading
  • Benzodiazepine Withdrawal Symptoms and Getting Treatment

    What Is Benzodiazepines? Benzodiazepines, or “benzos,” are central nervous system depressants commonly prescribed to manage a variety of conditions, including anxiety, panic disorders, muscle spasm, seizures, alcohol withdrawal, and insomnia 1 . ...

    ... dependence — the state in which a person's body becomes hooked on a drug and has trouble functioning without it. At the point ... vital signs like pulse, temperature, and blood pressure. Gradually taper the dose of the drug ... 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 ...

    ... to using drugs or alcohol in their place of work, while one in five women say they have used drugs or ... Vicodin at work outside of medical need at work. Codeine, Adderall, and Ritalin all had similar rates of use in the ... 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 ...

    ... road to recovery, but the cost may seem out of reach. While you may be unsure of how to pay for alcohol and drug rehab ... number of substances, such as: 7 Alcohol . Adderall . Ativan . Cocaine . Heroin . Opioids . ... 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 ...

    ... was not especially successful in preventing drug abuse. 17 While using drugs may start out as a choice, ... to get high, but others give in to social pressures or are prescribed opioid painkillers by their doctors and ... 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 ...

    ... names for methylphenidate include Methylin and Metadate. While methylphenidate has been studied for more than 50 ... 3 million teens reported having misused Ritalin or Adderall in the 30 days prior. Teen Methylphenidate Abuse ... 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 ...

    ... purposes increased between 2012 and 2013. This suggests that while there are fewer current abusers than in the past, ... as Schedule II include: Hydromorphone (Dilaudid). Adderall. Ritalin. Although it has been in clinical ... continue reading
  • Concurrent Alcohol and Concerta Abuse

    Simultaneous abuse of Concerta, a central nervous system stimulant, and alcohol, a depressant substance, can have numerous effects on the body . Unbeknownst to many users, each substance can effectively increase the dangers of the other. Substance ...

    ... on by the combination of the two. Concerta Abuse Signs Nausea. Decreased appetite. Headache. Dizziness. Anxiety. Increased blood pressure ... , check out the following articles: Adderall Abuse Teen Drug Abuse The Effects of ... 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 ...

    ... like Adderall and Ritalin. Schedule III: Medications and substances with a lower risk ... low codeine levels. Drug Use and Possession Simple possession is a crime that occurs when a person has a small amount of a substance on ... 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 ...

    ... (e.g., oxycodone), stimulants (e.g., Adderall) , and benzodiazepines (e.g., Xanax) leads ... that they may be ready to stop using. Do not put pressure on yourself to make the “right” choice or worrying that calling is ... 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 ...

    ... the length of time of the overdose may vary depending on other factors such as how the body responds, type ... using any drug). Starting with a low dose if you haven't used in a while. Using in the presence of another person ... continue reading
  • The Effect of Drugs on the Kidneys

    Chronic drug and alcohol abuse can lead to severe kidney damage or failure. The damage is not always direct; some substances may indirectly cause harm to the kidneys via biologic events triggered outside of the renal system itself. These secondary ...

    ... and kidney damage. Dehydration, acidosis, low blood pressure, and oxygen deficiency can exacerbate these effects ... of HIVAN ranges from 3.5% to 12%, depending on the study, and it typically occurs in advanced stages of ... continue reading
  • Can You Overdose on Painkillers?

    Some of the most predominantly prescribed pain management medications are opioid analgesics (painkillers). These prescription drugs interact with opioid receptors throughout the brain, initiating a chain of events that ultimately brings pain relief ...

    ... Drowsiness. Lowered blood pressure (hypotension). Weak pulse. Nausea/vomiting. Risk Factors While any ... A worrying trend has been the recent appearance of fentanyl on the streets—an opioid analgesic 80-100 times more potent ... continue reading
  • Risks of Smoking While Breastfeeding

    The numerous health hazards associated with smoking tobacco are well researched and documented. There is no safe time to smoke , but in some situations, the potential for harm is more unequivocal than usual. One such situation is smoking before and ...

    ... CNS) stimulant that can 4 : Increase blood pressure. Increase breathing rate. Increase heart rate ... Breastfeed While Smoking? While there are differing opinions in the medical community on the issue of smoking while ... continue reading
  • Effects of Drug Abuse on the Male and Female Reproductive Systems

    Substance abuse can negatively impact the reproductive health of both sexes in a number of ways and may contribute to serious problems like sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), infertility, and cancer . Women who use drugs and alcohol while ...

    ... blood pressure) can lead to organ damage 1 . Infants born to mothers who use methamphetamine may experience low ... one in five women drink alcohol while pregnant, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA ... continue reading
  • Get the Facts on Alcohol Abuse

    As a substance that most adults can easily obtain from their neighborhood store, or order off the menu at a favorite restaurant, the hard facts about alcohol use and abuse are frequently overlooked. Statistics about alcohol abuse can be quite ...

    ... . 0.03% - 0.10%: Mild euphoria, mood enhancement, lowered anxiety. 0.10% - 0.20%: Marked sedation, delayed reaction ... liver itself (cirrhosis). The increase in blood pressure and heart rate associated with even moderate ... continue reading
  • The Effects of Meth on Your Body

    During the past two decades, illicit methamphetamine - also known as crystal meth - has presented one of the largest and most dangerous drug epidemics in America. This extremely powerful stimulant, which can be smoked, injected, snorted, or eaten, ...

    ... and more of the drug over time. And while meth use has decreased slightly in recent years, ... blood pressure as well, and over time, chronic high blood pressure can damage arteries, causing them to harden and block blood ... continue reading
  • Get the Facts on Substance Abuse

    Substance abuse is a major issue in the United States. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, approximately 40.3 million people aged 12 or older had a substance use disorder (SUD) in 2020—with 28.3 million struggling with an ...

    ... may include increased heart rate, high blood pressure, dizziness, tremors, mood changes and paranoia ... it cannot tolerate, this can lead to an overdose. While some overdoses occur after continuous use, they can also happen ... continue reading
  • Cocaine Effects on the Body: Short-Term & Side Effects

    What is Cocaine? Cocaine is a powerful and highly addictive substance. Cocaine hydrochloride remains a schedule II controlled substance, as it has some legal therapeutic application as a pain reliever and vasoconstrictor, useful in association with ...

    ... Vertigo. Constricted blood vessels. Dilated pupils. Increased heart rate. Increased blood pressure. Increased ... and continues his or her daily routines while attending treatment on a regular basis. Again, this treatment ... continue reading
  • Study Shows Alcohol Boosts THC Levels in Your Blood

    With four states legalizing recreational marijuana and several others considering the possibility, driving while high on pot is becoming a much bigger concern for motorists. More Danger Behind the Wheel Plenty of marijuana users routinely get behind ...

    ... using marijuana alone. “The significantly higher blood THC … values with alcohol possibly explain ... yourself and those around you while on the road. When it's all said and done, driving while high and/or drinking simply ... continue reading
  • Get The Facts on Alcohol Abuse

    As a substance that most adults can easily obtain from their neighborhood store, or order off the menu at a favorite restaurant, the hard facts about alcohol use and abuse are frequently overlooked. Statistics about alcohol abuse can be quite ...

    ... . 0.03% - 0.10%: Mild euphoria, mood enhancement, lowered anxiety 0.10% - 0.20%: Marked sedation, delayed reaction ... the liver itself (cirrhosis). The increase in blood pressure and heart rate associated with even moderate ... 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 ...

    ... . Very severe hypertension (high blood pressure). Hyperthermia (dangerously overheated body). ... residential treatment : These programs allow you to live on-site while you progress through treatment. This is ideal if you ... continue reading
  • Infographic: Blood Alcohol Content (BAC)

    Your blood alcohol content is determined by a variety of factors, including your sex, how many drinks you've had, how fast you drink, and the types of drinks you've had. As your BAC increases, the dangers associated with drinking rise exponentially. ...

    Your blood alcohol content is determined by a variety of factors, including your sex, how many drinks you've had, how fast you drink, and the types of drinks you've had. As your BAC increases, the dangers associated with ... continue reading
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