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Is it Possible to be Addicted to Adderall?

Adderall is a legal medication prescribed by medical professionals to help treat disorders such as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Identified as a stimulant, Adderall is made of four salts of amphetamine. Designed to treat those with ADHD, it has become increasingly easier to obtain. Though it is helpful in some ways, it can certainly still pose …

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Professional Artists and Addiction: Is There Any Correlation?

There is a popular, controversial belief that many artists struggle with substance use. Some say that because these people are artists, they are bound to develop struggles with substances due to the nature of their profession. With famous stories of artists such as Janice Joplin (singer/songwriter in the 1960’s), Ernest Hemingway (writer during the mid-1930s), …

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The Difference Between Bipolar Disorder and Addiction

Often the effects of addiction to substances can be confused with the symptoms of bipolar disorder. This confusion can be highly detrimental to one’s health. Ensuring that a person is receiving the correct treatment and care is essential for continued healing and recovery.  By distinguishing the differences between addiction and bipolar disorder, those in need …

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