Adderall addiction

Adderall Addiction and Cardiac Health Problems

There are almost always side effects that can come from taking prescription medications. While the side effects of many medications aren’t too severe or dangerous when a prescription medication is taken correctly under the supervision of a doctor, they can get dangerous and severe when a prescription medication is abused. Abuse of the prescription medication, Adderall,…

Addiction

Environmental Risk Factors for Addiction

Anyone, regardless of socio-economic status, is capable of developing a substance addiction. This is partly due to the fact that there are many different risk factors for addiction. While some may say that risk factors for addiction are genetic, others may claim that they are all environmental.  Is Addiction Genetic or Environmental? The answer is…

Why Is Honesty in Recovery Important?

Honesty in Recovery

The work of overcoming a substance addiction doesn’t end once rehab is over. That’s because addiction is a lifelong illness that individuals must actively work on while in recovery. One way to maintain sobriety in addiction recovery is to always be honest. That’s because honesty in recovery is the foundation upon which all other aspects…

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Knowing When and How to Leave a Drug Addict

Often, addiction affects the loved ones of addicts as much as it impacts the addicts themselves. This is definitely the case when it comes to the significant other of an addict. Many people who are the significant others of individuals who suffer from addiction wonder to themselves if they should end their relationships. In many…

The Trouble with Wine Mom Culture

The Trouble with Wine Mom Culture

One thing that often brings people together in American society today is wine. That’s right, wine. This is partly due to American media marketing drinking as being “cool” and “fun.” With such promotion, it’s no wonder why the number of Americans with drinking problems has increased dramatically since the 2000s. Wine drinking has especially been…

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Is Nicotine a Stimulant or Depressant?

If a substance is legal, then it’s not dangerous, right? Wrong! Nicotine is found in plenty of legal products that Americans consume by the millions. However, 1 out of every 5 Americans dies each year because of smoking cigarettes. Americans continue to consume them because nicotine is so addictive. Despite the fact that nicotine products…

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Ways to Boost Serotonin and Dopamine Naturally

Sometimes treatment is the best way to maximize recovery from a mental illness, but what happens when treatment isn’t an option, or you want to try something else first? When it comes to the chemicals delivered to the brain, serotonin and dopamine are two of the most important ones. This is because serotonin and dopamine…