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  • The Effects of Crystal Meth Use

    The Effects of Crystal Meth Use

    About Methamphetamine Hear from others dealing with the effects of crystal meth addiction. Methamphetamine is a highly ...

    ... rapidly to the brain. Since the drug acts as a stimulant throughout the brain and body, there ... Withdrawal Treatment Symptoms of withdrawal from crystal meth can include: Feelings of depression. Intense drug ... Learn more

  • How to Help a Methylphenidate Addict

    How to Help a Methylphenidate Addict

    Methylphenidate abuse is increasingly prevalent and can be an extremely hard habit to kick. Helping someone with an addiction can take time and ...

    ... and comfortably traverse the dicey period of stimulant withdrawal and resist the urge to continue use ... of the world's methylphenidate is produced and consumed. Drugs like Ritalin and Concerta are often produced for the ... Learn more

  • Concurrent Alcohol And Crystal Meth Abuse

    Concurrent Alcohol And Crystal Meth Abuse

    Crystal meth is an illicit and powerful stimulant drug that is most commonly smoked, snorted, or injected. It is characterized by its ...

    ... but once the effects of the stimulant wear off, uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms - such as anxiety, confusion, ... in the past year, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). Per NIDA, in that same year, ... Learn more

  • Methamphetamine Detox and Withdrawal

    Methamphetamine Detox and Withdrawal

    Methamphetamine (meth) is a powerful central nervous system stimulant with highly addictive properties. It can be smoked, nasally inhaled, injected ...

    ... (meth) is a powerful central nervous system stimulant with highly addictive properties. It can be smoked ... withdrawal and begin finding pleasure in day-to-day activities again (Zorick et al., 2010). Intense drug ... Learn more

  • Can You Get Addicted to Crystal Meth After the First Use?

    What is Crystal meth? Crystal meth is a powerful, synthetically made stimulant. It can be ingested orally, injected intravenously, snorted or ...

    ... with cocaine use. Though both are stimulant drugs, crystal meth and cocaine differ from ... withdrawal. Addiction has set in when the individual continues to take a drug, in full awareness of the potential harm the drug ... Learn more

  • Meth Relapse

    Meth Relapse

    Meth's Extreme Harm Methamphetamine is a highly addictive and extremely dangerous stimulant drug. Commonly known as meth, it is often used in ...

    ... , depression, fatigue, symptoms of psychosis, and intense drug cravings 1 . The sheer level of discomfort that accompanies acute stimulant withdrawal frequently leads former meth users to relapse. When ... Learn more

  • Crystal Meth Abuse

    Crystal Meth Abuse

    What Is Crystal Meth? Street Names for Crystal Meth Crystal meth is known by many slang terms including: Glass. Blade. Crystal. ...

    ... Signs and Symptoms Crystal meth is a powerful stimulant . No matter what route of administration is ... alleviate the discomfort of side effects and withdrawal: Hyperactivity, agitation or psychotic features—If ... Learn more

  • The Effects of Methylphenidate Use

    The Effects of Methylphenidate Use

    Methylphenidate (brand names: Ritalin, Concerta) is a stimulant prescribed for Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Attention Deficit ...

    ... snorting or shooting the drug can produce feelings similar to those of cocaine and other stimulants. These short-term ... the following symptoms of methylphenidate withdrawal : Extreme fatigue. Irritability. ... Learn more

  • Meth Overdose

    Meth Overdose

    Methamphetamine, most commonly known as “meth,” “crystal,” “speed,” and “ice,” is an addictive stimulant that causes users to ...

    ... stimulants like meth. This treatment combines education, relapse prevention, individual and family therapy, and drug ... medications to ease discomfort and ensure a safe withdrawal. While detoxing from meth is often not ... Learn more

  • Methylphenidate Abuse

    Methylphenidate Abuse

    Methylphenidate is a psycho-stimulant drug that works on the central nervous system. It is frequently prescribed as a treatment for ADHD ...

    Methylphenidate is a psycho-stimulant drug that works on the central nervous system. It is ... handled, and how long withdrawal symptoms will last. Some of the withdrawal symptoms of methylphenidate use ... Learn more

  • The Effects of Methadone Use

    The Effects of Methadone Use

    Is Methadone Harmful? The treatment of opiate abuse often requires another opiate as a supportive measure when the patient stops taking the ...

    ... are both in the stimulant class of drugs. Methadone: other drugs in same class An ... . This ensures a slow but comfortable withdrawal process. You may experience some effects of withdrawal anyway, but they won't be ... Learn more

  • Meth and Pregnancy

    Meth and Pregnancy

    One study of meth-related emergency room visits found that more than 400,000 reproductive-aged women reported using meth in the prior ...

    ... between 1994 and 2006 6 . As a stimulant, meth is extremely potent 7 . When a ... P., Neville, K. A., … & Bhutani, V. K. (2012). Neonatal drug withdrawal. Pediatrics,\u00a0129(2), e540-e560. Viteri, O. A., Soto, E. E., ... Learn more

  • How to Help a Crystal Meth Addict

    What is Crystal Methamphetamine? Crystal methamphetamine, also known as crystal meth is a highly addictive white cystalline drug that can be ...

    ... nature of crystal meth use, abuse, and withdrawal so that relapse triggers and other patterns of ... . What Are the Signs of Addiction? Like other stimulant drugs, crystal meth is usually abused in binges or “runs ... Learn more

  • At Home Drug Detox Methods

    How Does Detoxing from Drugs Work? Detoxing from drugs can take place in a number of settings, and while it may be tempting to attempt it at ...

    ... Home detox is only a viable option for certain drugs that don't produce particularly dangerous withdrawal symptoms. For example, detoxing from low doses of a stimulant like cocaine probably won't introduce any immediate ... Learn more

  • How to Help a Dextromethorphan Addict

    How to Help a Dextromethorphan Addict

    DXM abuse is becoming especially prevalent among teens seeking a cheap high from a substance that is easy to access. ...

    ... . This can help you get clean while having your withdrawal symptoms managed by a qualified professional. Inpatient rehabilitation facility ... Steroids Stimulants Help for Prescription Drug Abuse ... Learn more

  • The Effects of Dextromethorphan Use

    The Effects of Dextromethorphan Use

    Abusers of DXM often underestimate the dangerous effects of DXM, as it is advertised as safe for use. However, its safety for use in ...

    ... when users intentionally combine DXM with other drug s such as stimulants, opiates and/or alcohol . For example ... and physical health in danger. Dextromethorphan Withdrawal Treatment Further, a survey of long ... Learn more

  • How to Help a Methadone Addict

    How to Help a Methadone Addict

    Help for Methadone Addicts Methadone is an opioid drug; however, it is beneficial in the treatment of heroin dependence or other forms of opiate ...

    ... in your system until your body is free of the drug completely. While withdrawal from methadone can be uncomfortable, it is not life- ... Steroids Stimulants Help for Prescription Drug Abuse ... Learn more

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  • 10 Years of Meth Lab Explosions

    You've probably heard about the dangers of methamphetamine - an addictive stimulant drug used by 569,000 people in the U.S. in 2014. Meth ravages ...

    You've probably heard about the dangers of methamphetamine - an addictive stimulant drug used by 569,000 people in the U.S. in 2014. Meth ravages the bodies of the people who use it, and long-term use can lead to a ... Learn more

  • The Effects of Meth on Your Body

    The Effects of Meth on Your Body During the past two decades, illicit methamphetamine - also known as crystal meth - has presented one of the ...

    ... 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, produces a rapid and intense ... Learn more

  • Meth Abuse

    Meth Abuse

    Summary Methamphetamine is a psychostimulant often abused for the euphoric “high” it provides. Some signs of abuse include ...

    ... “rock”. It can be swallowed, snorted, injected, or smoked. Signs and Symptoms Like other stimulant drugs, methamphetamine acts by raising levels of several neurotransmitters in the brain including dopamine , ... Learn more

  • How to Help a Meth Addict

    Methamphetamine (meth) is a substance that has very limited medical use. The substance is only available legally under the name Desoxyn , ...

    ... delivered high, methamphetamine is considered to be one of the most highly addictive of the street drugs. It acts as a stimulant within the body, which means the substance: Speeds up various processes in the body ... Learn more

  • Methamphetamine History and Statistics

    Methamphetamine History and Statistics

    Methamphetamine is a highly addictive stimulant drug, originally synthesized for therapeutic use but now found predominantly as a ...

    ... During World War II , many soldiers from both sides of the battle lines were using the drug for its stimulant effects in attempts to stay alert and focused during long battles and periods of calm. Notably, Japanese ... Learn more

  • Methadone Withdrawal

    Methadone Withdrawal

    Methadone is a prescription opioid medication primarily used for the treatment of opioid addiction and dependence. When used in this manner, it is ...

    ... treatment of opioid dependence—when used as prescribed, it can effectively stave off withdrawal symptoms for a long time. However, this drug becomes dangerous when it is abused for its ability to produce similar euphoric ... Learn more

  • The Effects of Meth Use

    The Effects of Meth Use

    Is Meth Harmful? Meth, the abbreviated colloquialism for methamphetamine, is a wildly addictive and dangerous substance. Users can rapidly ...

    ... harmful than amphetamine, from which it is derived. The main drug that is used on the streets of this form is crystal meth ... . Withdrawal Treatment Because meth is addictive , with an unpleasant withdrawal syndrome ... Learn more

  • Methadone Clinics

    Methadone Clinics

    Methadone, a prescription opioid used in the treatment of opioid dependence, is primarily used for detoxification and maintenance treatment for ...

    ... , 35(4), 462\u2013469. World Health Organization. (2009). Clinical Guidelines for Withdrawal Management and Treatment of Drug Dependence in Closed Settings . Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration ... Learn more

  • Methadone Abuse

    Methadone Abuse

    What Is Methadone? Methadone is one of a handful of drugs approved for used in the pharmaceutical treatment of opioid addiction and ...

    ... individual's body. If the person doesn't get off the drug in the long-term, the may be at higher risk for ... are designed to specifically manage the effects of opioid withdrawal symptoms as an initial part of opioid abuse ... Learn more

  • Snorting Methadone

    Snorting Methadone

    Individuals caught in a downward spiral of substance abuse and addiction constantly look for ways to enhance or maintain the high produced by their ...

    ... because it can: Alleviate the discomfort associated with heroin and prescription opioid withdrawal 2 . Block the euphoric effects of other opioid drugs 2 . Stabilize those in early recovery and, in some cases ... Learn more

  • Dextromethorphan Abuse

    Dextromethorphan Abuse

    Overview of Dextromethorphan Abuse When taken in excess doses and via alternative methods, DXM can actually act as a ...

    ... and suddenly quits will experience withdrawal symptoms including : Fatigue. ... DXM abuse. Reinforce to your teen that the fact that a drug is prescription does not mean that is not dangerous or addictive. ... Learn more

  • The Effects of Methoxetamine Use

    The Effects of Methoxetamine Use

    Is MXE Harmful? MXE, also known as methoxetamine, is a substance with similar chemical properties to ketamine and phencyclidine (PCP) , ...

    ... can occur when a person with a physical dependence stops taking the drug. MXE withdrawal symptoms may include 7 : Depression. Impaired cognition. Difficulty sleeping. Suicidal thoughts and behaviors. There ... Learn more

  • Meth Hotlines

    Meth Hotlines

    Call Now 1-888-744-0069 Who Answers? Methamphetamine (in illicit form, better known by many as meth) is a highly addictive drug that is ...

    ... ) : 1-800-622-2255 provides 24/7 assistance, assessment, and referrals to local affiliates. 4 Partnership for Drug-Free Kids : 1-855-DRUGFREE (378-4373) is for parents who are concerned that their child may have an ... Learn more

  • Methadone Overdose

    Methadone Overdose

    Some see it as merely replacing one addiction with another, however others see it as the lesser of two evils since, unlike street drugs, methadone ...

    ... same amount of methadone that was last used. A person being released from prison after having had no access to drugs, and then going back to using methadone at the same dose as before. A person completing a long-term ... Learn more

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  • Stimulant Withdrawal

    Stimulant Withdrawal

    Stimulants are substances that increase the activity of several neurotransmitter systems throughout the brain, and are capable of creating a state ...

    ... a couple days, depending on the dose and frequency of use. As the drug leaves the body, withdrawal symptoms may set in. The withdrawal period for stimulants can last anywhere between a couple days to a couple months ... Learn more

  • Why Is Cocaine so Addictive?

    Cocaine comes from the coca bush, which grows primarily in South America. This addictive stimulant is also known as “coke,” “snow,” or ...

    ... of tolerance, physical dependence, and symptoms of withdrawal during periods of non-use. Continued use in ... help. There are many options for treatment for stimulant use disorders. Treatment can prove beneficial at any ... Learn more

  • Effects of Stimulant Drugs

    Effects of Stimulant Drugs

    Are Stimulants Harmful? Any amount of stimulant abuse can cause damage to the user. Stimulants are a class of ...

    ... arise given an ever-increasing tolerance to the stimulant effects 2 . Furthermore, dependent individuals may experience a stimulant withdrawal syndrome when use of the drug stops or slows. Not all instances of physical ... Learn more

  • How to Treat Stimulant Addiction

    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 ...

    ... problem or change their behaviors . Drug abuse can, in some cases, change ... stimulant to combat an increasing tolerance 3 . Once the individual's body becomes dependent on the substance, they will experience withdrawal ... Learn more

  • Cocaine Withdrawal

    Cocaine Withdrawal

    According to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), nearly 5 million people 12 and older abused cocaine within the year prior to the 2012 ...

    ... MedLinePlus. (2015). Cocaine Withdrawal . Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (1999). Treatment for Stimulant Use Disorders: Quick Guide for Clinicians . National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2012 ... Learn more

  • Snorting Vyvanse

    Snorting Vyvanse

    Vyvanse is the brand name of a medication prescribed to treat attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and binge eating disorder (BED) ...

    ... slow, enzymatic-controlled rise in concentration of active drug in the blood 3 . This unique feature and ... stimulants is related to a period of withdrawal symptoms , sometimes called “the crash.” During the withdrawal ... Learn more

  • The Effects of Dextroamphetamine Use

    The Effects of Dextroamphetamine Use

    Dextroamphetamine is a prescription stimulant used in the treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. ...

    ... shows that emergency room visits involving prescription stimulants increased from about 13,000 to more than ... time in finding and using the drug. Experiencing withdrawal when not using. Dextroamphetamine abuse can ... Learn more

  • The Effects of Dexedrine Use

    The Effects of Dexedrine Use

    Understanding Dexedrine Dexedrine is a brand name for the prescription drug dextroamphetamine and is used to treat pediatric ...

    ... This occurs as one develops a tolerance to the drug and the body begins to adapt to the higher ... 0 15px; } } Because the withdrawal profile associated with stimulants is rarely medically dangerous, many attempt ... Learn more

  • Effects of Desoxyn Abuse

    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 ...

    ... 6 million people in the U.S. admitted to abusing stimulant substances like Desoxyn in the last month 4 . Short ... been taking the drug, and how much they've been taking. Symptoms of Desoxyn withdrawal may include 9 ... Learn more

  • Side Effects of Vyvanse

    Side Effects of Vyvanse

    Vyvanse is a brand name for the medication lisdexamfetamine that is prescribed to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and ...

    ... no medications approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to specifically manage Vyvanse or stimulant withdrawal or treat cases of stimulant dependence. Various symptoms of withdrawal, such as depression or sleep ... Learn more

  • Why Are Amphetamines So Addictive?

    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 ...

    ... 2012 Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS), prescription stimulants like amphetamine were involved in 7% of ... pleasure. Cravings for the drug. The acute initial symptoms of amphetamine withdrawal can last 1-2 days ... Learn more

  • How to Help a Ritalin Addict

    How to Help a Ritalin Addict

    Help for Ritalin Addicts Ritalin (generic name: methylphenidate) is a highly addictive prescription stimulant medication used to treat ...

    ... One of the first steps in treatment is detoxification of the body of the body from the drug. Withdrawal from stimulants like Ritalin can be very uncomfortable. A period of supervised, medically assisted detox can help ... Learn more

  • The Effects of Ritalin Use

    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 ...

    ... Compulsion to seek drugs, such as by seeing multiple doctors. Withdrawal from family and ... of ways, it can be highly addictive. As with other stimulants, users become tolerant as time goes by and they need higher ... Learn more

  • How to Help a Dextroamphetamine Addict

    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 ...

    ... stimulant often return to using to avoid these withdrawal symptoms. Due to the associated withdrawal, the process of expelling a stimulant ... true},"children":" National Institute on Drug Abuse.\u00a0 (2016).\u00a0 What ... Learn more

  • Dexedrine Abuse

    Dexedrine Abuse

    Dexedrine is the brand name for an extended-release formulation of dextroamphetamine, a central nervous system stimulant prescribed to treat ...

    ... or quit altogether, they may experience a variety of withdrawal symptoms that range from bothersome (e.g., severe ... 't be able to compare to the drug; use of the stimulant will likely begin to take over other priorities ... Learn more

  • How to Help a Desoxyn Addict

    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 ...

    ... . They may also use other prescription stimulants, such as Adderall, or illicit drugs like cocaine in place of Desoxyn when ... detoxification services to manage symptoms of withdrawal, which can include 8 : Extreme ... Learn more

  • Adderall Withdrawal

    Adderall Withdrawal

    Adderall, a branded formulation of amphetamine and dextroamphetamine , is a stimulant that doctors prescribe for the management of: Attention ...

    ... dependence in some individuals. Once a person has developed physiological dependence on this drug, they may experience a stimulant withdrawal syndrome as their body detoxes from the substance. What is Amphetamine ... Learn more

  • Why Are Prescription Stimulants So Addictive?

    Why Are Prescription Stimulants So Addictive?

    The prescription stimulants are very prevalent pharmaceutical agents, frequently used for the management of narcolepsy and Attention Deficit ...

    ... or ended. Abruptly quitting a stimulant drug after a long-standing period of abuse will almost certainly result in withdrawal symptoms (see below). Addiction to prescription stimulants is also often marked by severe ... Learn more

  • The Effects of Concerta Use

    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: ...

    ... are to experience the negative effects of the drug , which can include both physical and psychological problems ... body chemistry. Typically, stimulant withdrawal can last from one to two weeks. Withdrawal symptoms can be ... Learn more

  • How to Get Help for Dexedrine Abuse

    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 ...

    ... abused prescription stimulant that contains dextroamphetamine) may be abused like any illicit drug. Even ... drug and functions abnormally without it. Those who are dependent on a substance will experience withdrawal when ... Learn more

  • Vyvanse Overdose

    Vyvanse Overdose

    Vyvanse is a medication prescribed to manage ADHD and the compulsive behaviors associated with binge eating disorders 1 . However, as with any ...

    ... ) by withdrawal symptoms when they stop using . When unpleasant withdrawal symptoms surface ... drug-use cases, the drugs were also other prescription drugs. The most common prescription drugs taken along with stimulants ... Learn more

  • Snorting Ritalin

    Snorting Ritalin

    Ritalin is sold as both an immediate-release and extended-release medication 2 . Extended-release Ritalin is designed to gradually release ...

    ... result in the instantaneous ingestion of a dose of stimulant intended to be released over hours, which would ... time obtaining and/or using the drug. Experiencing withdrawal symptoms when stopping or reducing Ritalin ... Learn more

  • The Effects of Kratom Use

    Kratom ( Mitragyna speciosa ) is a tree-like plant from Southeast Asia that belongs to the same family of plants as coffee and gardenias. Kratom ...

    ... for a number of ailments. It has dose-dependent stimulant and opiate-like effects. In addition to being used ... patients with kratom addiction and managing withdrawal. These drugs are similar to those used for opiate ... Learn more

  • Drug Withdrawal

    What Is Drug Withdrawal? Withdrawal is the various symptoms that a person may experience if they suddenly stop using or abruptly reduce the ...

    ... symptoms don't tend to be life threatening. Stimulant Withdrawal Stimulant withdrawal involves withdrawing from drugs such as cocaine , amphetamines, methamphetamine, or medications such as methylphenidate ... Learn more

  • The Effects of Bath Salts Use

    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 ...

    ... as anxiety and depression are frequent stimulant withdrawal manifestations. Addiction Treatment After detoxification, patients may attend an inpatient or outpatient drug rehabilitation program , depending on their ... Learn more

  • How to Help an Adderall Addict

    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 ...

    ... appropriately. Periods of depression. Anger. Withdrawal symptoms when not using (which can ... \/drugfacts\/stimulant-adhd-medications-methylphenidate-amphetamines Abadinsky, H., & Abadinsky, H. (2014). Drug use ... Learn more

  • Find a Substance Abuse Rehab Center or Resource in North Las Vegas, NV

    which_city: north-las-vegas-nv; h1: Find a Substance Abuse Rehab Center or Resource in North Las Vegas, NV; intro: Nevada's rate of stimulant ...

    ... in North Las Vegas, NV; intro: Nevada's rate of stimulant overdose deaths is the highest in the nation and may even ... a substance use disorder. For very serious withdrawal syndromes like those associated with alcohol and ... Learn more

  • Dextroamphetamine Abuse

    Dextroamphetamine Abuse

    Dextroamphetamine is a central nervous system stimulant prescribed for the treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and ...

    ... were non-medically using psychotherapeutic drugs, which includes stimulants like dextroamphetamine. Signs and ... the dose to feel the same effects). Withdrawal symptoms when attempting to cut down use. ... Learn more

  • Desoxyn Abuse

    Desoxyn Abuse

    What Is Desoxyn? Desoxyn is a prescription stimulant medication that contains methamphetamine hydrochloride . It is available in 5 mg tablets ...

    ... in the U.S. that admitted to currently abusing some form of stimulants 5 . If you are currently abusing Desoxyn, you don't ... experience significant discomfort, called drug withdrawal . Some amount of tolerance ... Learn more

  • Snorting Adderall

    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 ...

    ... prescribed or in someone who is abusing the drug. When a dependent person attempts to slow or stop using the stimulant, they will often experience a set of withdrawal symptoms that may make quitting extremely difficult ... Learn more

  • Vyvanse Abuse

    Vyvanse Abuse

    Vyvanse, also known in its generic form as lisdexamfetamine, is a medication used for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder ...

    ... Impaired judgment. Nausea or vomiting. Withdrawal symptoms (depression, fatigue, sleep ... or psychotic. Vyvanse Statistics Use of prescription drugs, including stimulants such as Vyvanse, for non-medical purposes ... Learn more

  • Why Is Crack So Addictive?

    Why Is Crack So Addictive?

    Crack is a very addictive substance due to its potency and the rapid high that results from its particular method of use. ...

    ... from Crack Most individuals who've developed a crack dependency will experience a stimulant withdrawal syndrome when the drug is no longer available, or if it hasn't been used for a certain length of time. Certain ... Learn more

  • Why Is Methamphetamine So Addictive?

    Why Is Methamphetamine So Addictive?

    Methamphetamine is a highly addictive chemically compounded stimulant. Similar in chemical structure to amphetamine, meth is widely and illicitly ...

    ... drug by heating and smoking the crystalline substance. Regardless of precise route of administration, methamphetamine's stimulant ... users feel hangover symptoms during the withdrawal period and will use meth to alleviate ... Learn more

  • Concurrent Alcohol and Ritalin Abuse

    Concurrent Alcohol and Ritalin Abuse

    Over the years, there has been an increase in the misuse of alcohol and certain prescription drugs such as Ritalin. Ritalin—which is the trade ...

    ... drug abuse often involves detoxification. Treatment that includes supervised detox is extremely important for someone abusing alcohol because acute alcohol withdrawal ... of prescription stimulants, alcohol and other drugs: a ... Learn more

  • Drugs A-Z

    What is Acamprosate? Acamprosate is thought to help recovering alcoholics stay sober balancing inhibitory and excitatory neurotransmission. ...

    ... use as an anxiolytic and to manage acute alcohol withdrawal. It is commonly referred to by one of its ... What is Cocaine? Cocaine is a Schedule II stimulant drug. It is associated with widespread illicit use and ... Learn more

  • 4 Physical Signs You're Addicted to Ritalin

    Ritalin is a stimulant drug used to treat attention deficit disorder (ADD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and narcolepsy. It's ...

    ... that as many as 10,000 toddlers are now taking stimulant ADHD medications. The question is, with thousands of ... withdrawal. Once you've misused Ritalin for a period of time, your body becomes accustomed to the drug. ... Learn more

  • Concurrent Alcohol and Concerta Abuse

    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 . ...

    ... treatment centers offer monitored withdrawal and detox as an early ... M., & Penne, M. A. (2006). Nonmedical use of prescription stimulants in the United States. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 84 (2), 135-143. McCabe, S. E ... Learn more

  • Concurrent Alcohol and Amphetamine Abuse

    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. ...

    ... uncomfortable, and potentially deadly due to withdrawal symptoms. Once someone decides to stop ... drugs\/amphetamines.pdf http:\/\/\/drug-facts\/prescription-stimulant-medications-amphetamines ... Learn more

  • How to Help a Concerta Addict

    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 ...

    ... . However, as with many stimulant drugs, it can be addictive. In fact, it is a Schedule II drug, meaning it as a “ ... be facing a substance use disorder if you feel withdrawal symptoms when you're not able to access or ... Learn more

  • Adderall Abuse

    Adderall Abuse

    What Is Adderall? Adderall is a combination of amphetamine and dextroamphetamine that is used primarily to treat the symptoms of ...

    ... severe depression as well. This drug is classified as a central nervous system stimulant , which means it speeds up ... to cravings for Adderall. Other common withdrawal symptoms of Adderall include: Low energy. ... Learn more

  • Trading Dependencies: There’s Nothing “Mild” About a Kratom Addiction

    Mitragyna Speciosa, also known as Kratom, is a large tree in the Rubiaceae family native to Southeast Asia. It is said that Kratom affects the ...

    ... a stimulant. Thai men commonly chew the leaves to cope with the demands of intense physical labor. This drug is ... opiate drug , are seen for symptoms they do not even recognize as withdrawal. Symptoms of withdrawal are ... Learn more

  • Workplace Adderall Abuse: 9 Signs It’s Time to Get Help

    Colleges and universities across the country are struggling to tackle the huge rise in students using ADHD drugs like Adderall as study aid , but ...

    ... a rigorous work schedule. Adderall Becomes a Workplace Drug Though Adderall is typically swallowed, the pills ... do not quit cold turkey. The withdrawals from stimulant medications can be truly debilitating. Be safe ... Learn more

  • Shocking Threats Swirl Around Tramadol Abuse

    Though Tramadol hasn't yet achieved the publicity other opioids have in the states, it sure is making waves abroad. Earlier this month, it was ...

    ... a single dose of 75 mg. It acts as a stimulant, but recreational users are quick to point out that tramadol ... with tramadol abuse. Not only are the withdrawal symptoms excruciating (therefore making it quite difficult ... Learn more

  • History and Statistics of “Study Drugs”

    History and Statistics of “Study Drugs

    What are “Study Drugs?” The colloquial term “study drugs” typically refers to prescription stimulant medications (such as Ritalin ...

    ... , or less than $1 per pill. However, newer drugs without a generic alternative are much more costly. Vyvanse costs ... stimulants can easily lead to dependence and addiction. Once dependent, a user may experience withdrawal ... Learn more

  • Wellbutrin Abuse

    Wellbutrin Abuse

    Bupropion (Wellbutrin, Aplenzin, Zyban) is a drug that is approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat depression, seasonal ...

    ... been well studied, bupropion appears capable of producing stimulant-like effects if taken in doses far higher than ... have experienced symptoms of withdrawal when they stopped taking the drug, such as irritability and ... Learn more

  • The Scary Facts About Designer Drugs and Legal Highs

    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 49% in 2014. 16 NMS Labs, a private drug testing company, reported that in 2014, the top 3 cathinones ... , and it is used as a stimulant, a painkiller, and a remedy for opiate withdrawal. This plant has now emerged in ... Learn more

  • Crack Abuse

    Crack Abuse

    Key Facts About Crack Abuse What Is Crack? What does crack look and smell like? If you're worried that your teenager is doing crack, ...

    ... Cookies. As a powerful stimulant, crack use can elicit a rapid, euphoric high. 1 Its stimulant effect on the body means ... comes to rely on the drug. Without it, the person may experience withdrawal symptoms such as: 5 ... Learn more

  • Crystal Meth Addiction

    Crystal Meth Addiction

    Crystal meth is a form of methamphetamine -a substance that is widely abused throughout the country. Its widespread illicit production ...

    ... Effects of Crystal Meth Because crystal meth is a stimulant, it speeds up the various processes throughout the ... or weeks for full withdrawal symptoms to present. Dependence Like many drugs of abuse, in the ... Learn more

  • 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). ...

    ... report intense cravings which, if unchecked, can lead to relapse and continued drug use. While in most cases, stimulant withdrawal is not a medical emergency, it can be quite a difficult and uncomfortable time ... Learn more

  • The Strangest Hallucinogenic Substances on Earth

    It's a funny old world as the saying goes, and nowhere is that saying more true than in the world of hallucinogenic substances. You've got a wide ...

    ... It's often used in initiation rituals and is common in the Bwiti religion, and it's also used as a stimulant in lower doses. The active ingredient, ibogaine, has been used in the treatment of opiate addiction , although ... Learn more

  • Risks of Smoking While Breastfeeding

    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 ...

    ... Does Nicotine Transfer to Breast Milk? Yes. The active drug in tobacco smoke is nicotine, and it has been shown ... patterns. This could be due to nicotine's stimulant qualities. Increased risk of SIDS . Babies exposed ... Learn more

  • Find a Substance Abuse Rehab Center or Resource in Apple Valley, CA

    which_city: apple-valley-ca; h1: Find a Substance Abuse Rehab Center or Resource in Apple Valley, CA; intro: The need for substance abuse ...

    ... been hit by an alcohol use disorder, the issue may be new in development, with or without severe withdrawal risks, intrusive into every part of life or just some areas—everyone is different. For that reason, treatment ... Learn more

  • From Snort to Synapse: We Map Out Cocaine's Trip in Your Brain

    The powder is perfectly lined on the table. With no straw handy, you roll up a Washington and seconds later, the snow is gone. Inhaled into your ...

    ... handy, you roll up a Washington and seconds later, the snow is gone. Inhaled into your nostril, this stimulant drug has started a trip that will change your brain…forever. What does this trip look like? Let's join ... Learn more

  • I’m Having Opiate Withdrawals – Am I Addicted?

    Shelly's knee surgery went great. The doctor said she'd be running again in no time. Before she'd be ready for her next 5K, she'd have to endure ...

    ... flu-like symptoms set in. Shelly did a little research and came to the conclusion that she must be experiencing withdrawal. Naturally, she panicked. “I must be addicted! What can I do? I can't tell anyone; I'd be too ... Learn more

  • Find a Substance Abuse Rehab Center or Resource in Whittier, CA

    which_city: whittier-ca; h1: Find a Substance Abuse Rehab Center or Resource in Whittier, CA; intro: Residents of Los Angeles County struggle ...

    ... , etc. You could even die. Fortunately, there is help through rehabilitation programs. You may feel scared of withdrawal if you've tried to quit and become sick, but there are programs specially designed to keep you ... Learn more

  • Find a Substance Abuse Rehab Center or Resource in Fort Mohave, AZ

    which_city: fort-mohave-az; h1: Find a Substance Abuse Rehab Center or Resource in Fort Mohave, AZ; intro: Arizona is no stranger to the impact ...

    ... comfortable and safe as possible as your body rids itself of toxic influences. Don't let the fear of withdrawal keep you from beginning your new life. Call us now for help finding a rehab program that utilizes a hospital ... Learn more

  • Is There a Cure for Alcoholism?

    We're often asked whether there's a cure for alcoholism . Often this is by a concerned partner or friend, and sometimes it's by someone who ...

    ... other issue is that those who drink a lot are not necessarily alcoholics, so they may not undergo withdrawal . In addition, some people may not experience severe cravings and so on. Personal stories are beguiling as ... Learn more

  • Taking Action: How to Intervene During an Overdose

    Drug overdoses are now the leading cause of accident death in the United States. According to the Centers of Disease Control (CDC), 43,982 drug ...

    ... emergencies; that's certainly true in the case of a drug overdose. If you find a loved one has overdosed, or ... someone is suffering from alcohol poisoning or stimulants, call 911 immediately. Home intervention will ... Learn more

  • 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 ...

    ... . About 24 percent said they misused or abused these drugs to improve work performance at a job. One in five college students reported abusing prescription stimulants. About 56 percent of those surveyed said it's ... Learn more

  • Is There Ever a Good Time to Use Benzos?

    Carol had a severe panic disorder. It started when she was assaulted at age 34. She'd tried many medications, but only Xanax helped. She worked ...

    ... , and decreased her Xanax dosage on a taper schedule to avoid withdrawal symptoms. It's important to remember that, like alcohol, benzo withdrawal can be dangerous and can cause seizures. Carol's doctor monitored ... Learn more

  • Cocaine Overdose : Signs and Symptoms

    Cocaine Overdose : Signs and Symptoms

    Signs and Symptoms of Cocaine Overdose When a person abuses cocaine, their body experiences a number of sensations and physiologic changes, all ...

    ... substances is also a major risk factor for overdose. When used with sedating or depressant drugs, cocaine's stimulant effects may seem diminished, leading the user to more easily ingest toxic levels of each substance ... Learn more

  • 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 ...

    ... or methylphenidate , is a nervous-system stimulant. Yes, a drug commonly prescribed for hyperactivity disorder is actually a stimulant. While this seems counter-intuitive, the drug affects the chemicals in the brain ... Learn more

  • Stimulant Drug Abuse

    Stimulant Drug Abuse

    Stimulants, both illicit and prescription, are known to increase energy and alertness. Prescription stimulants can offer therapeutic benefits ...

    ... used in combination with other substances. 4, 7, 10 It is common to develop a tolerance to stimulants, where larger doses of these drugs are needed to get high or feel the same effects that a person is used to. 7 ... Learn more

  • Alcohol and Breastfeeding

    Alcohol and Breastfeeding

    Many women are curious about whether they can drink alcohol while they are breastfeeding. While women are strongly advised to avoid drinking any ...

    ... detox services, as well, which is especially important for those experiencing the serious symptoms of alcohol withdrawal . If you have a severe addiction, you may want to seriously consider this option. Outpatient ... Learn more

  • Tooth and Consequences: Alcohol Can Wreck Your Smile

    People who consume alcohol excessively and regularly are at great risk to develop tooth decay and periodontal disease. Even having a few drinks ...

    ... entering recovery are usually consumed with their immediate recovery needs …and rightfully so. With detox and withdrawal symptoms to endure, oral hygiene tends to become a secondary priority for everyone, regardless of ... Learn more

  • Smoking Around Kids is More Dangerous Than You Think

    Most of us know that exposure to secondhand smoke can produce serious consequences for unborn children, including low birth weight, heart ...

    ... and car. It's also a good idea to talk to your doctor about medications designed to ease the withdrawal symptoms associated with tobacco . If you experience a slip while trying to quit, forgive yourself and keep ... Learn more

  • Find a Substance Abuse Rehab Center or Resource in Compton, CA

    which_city: compton-ca; h1: Find a Substance Abuse Rehab Center or Resource in Compton, CA; intro: Although the numbers of meth labs and ...

    ... be at a higher risk of eventually abusing meth due to its major presence in the area. This stimulant drug creates a rush of energy and excitement, but it may also cause hallucinations, increased aggression and paranoia ... Learn more

  • Find a Substance Abuse Rehab Center or Resource in Montebello, CA

    which_city: montebello-ca; h1: Find a Substance Abuse Rehab Center or Resource in Montebello, CA; intro: Montebello, California, is home to ...

    ... 26 to 34 were the most like to abuse this drug. 2 High school students living in Los Angeles County were ... school students. 2 Meth is a very dangerous and addictive stimulant, and rates of its abuse in the LA area are ... Learn more

  • DTs Changed My Entire World – For the Better

    July 15, 2011, was one of the worst days of my life, yet it's a day I wouldn't change for anything. It was a full moon. I was a twenty-two year old ...

    ... bottles a day of whatever vodka was the cheapest. At this point, I was either severely sick from alcohol withdrawals or totally blacked out. This had been my daily routine for four years. It Gets Worse Before it Gets ... Learn more

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Ryan Kelley is a nationally registered Emergency Medical Technician and the former managing editor of the Journal of Emergency Medical Services (JEMS). During his time at JEMS, Ryan developed Mobile Integrated Healthcare in Action, a series of in-depth articles on Community Paramedicine programs across the country that go beyond transporting patients to emergency rooms and connects specific patients, such as repeat system users, the homeless and others with behavioral health issues and substance use disorders, to definitive long-term care and treatment. In his current capacity as Medical Editor for American Addiction Centers, Ryan works to provide accurate, authoritative information to those seeking help for substance abuse and behavioral health issues.

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