Addiction

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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Why You Don’t Have to Explain Your Sobriety

The decision to begin living a sober lifestyle is extremely admirable, but also incredibly personal. Some people choose to celebrate this decision by sharing the news with friends, family, and acquaintances. Others choose to keep it private, despite what others think. Although it may come with complications, it is a decision that deserves great pride. …

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How Do Hallucinogens Help Treat Addiction?

In recent years, hallucinogens have become more and more popular for treating addiction. Many find this hard to believe due to its potential risky effects. Those who currently struggle with addiction themselves may be hesitant to try experimenting with another drug in order to gain sobriety. Unfortunately, since the clinical use of hallucinogens is not …

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Getting Help Does Not Require a Diagnosis

Being able to obtain medication for various medical conditions usually requires some kind of medical diagnosis. This process can be extremely beneficial in many situations and circumstances. Although oftentimes when we think of the process for seeking out any sort of professional help for our mental health, we assume this also means having a diagnosed …

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Understanding the Effects of Meth

While many people understand that methamphetamine (meth) is both a highly addictive and dangerous substance, oftentimes many are not entirely aware of its full effects. The consequences of using meth extend farther than tooth decay and skin sores. Knowing more about how meth affects your body (both short-term and long-term) is incredibly important for sobriety. …

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