Uncovering the Link Between ADHD and Addiction

Uncovering the Link Between ADHD and Addiction

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Ben struggled all of his life to sit still and listen to his teachers. The signs of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) were clear from a young age. There was no doubt Ben was brilliant as he grew into a teenager, but he couldn’t focus on his schoolwork or remember where he left his car […]

adhd prescription addiction in college students

ADHD Prescription Addiction in College Students

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While we watch a worrying opioid epidemic continue to grow all across the country, experts fear another growing and looming threat, particularly seen in America’s college students. More and more, clinicians are seeing high school and college students in the throes of ADHD prescription addiction, and worry about potential health consequences as a result of […]

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The Dangers of Snorting Adderall

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Snorting Adderall can be extremely dangerous. Not only can it lead to an addiction by abusing the drug this way, but it has other dangers associated as well. Even when used as prescribed this medication can cause dependence and lead to symptoms of withdrawal when users stop taking this medication. Abusing Adderall in any manner […]

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What are the Most Commonly Abused Prescription Drugs?

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aThe quick and easy answer to a variety of ailments from stress to accident related or chronic pain tends to be prescription drugs. But can they be abused? What are the most commonly abused prescription drugs? Prescription drug abuse has been steadily increasing in the United States and it can lead to lethal consequences. Anyone […]

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Dealing with Depression in Addiction Recovery

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According to the 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, about 9.5 million adults had both a mental health disorder and a substance use disorder (which is the clinical term for addiction). Among people who struggle with substance abuse and addiction, depression is one of the most common co-occurring mental health disorders.  To ensure […]

Understanding the side effects of meth use

The Side Effects of Meth Use

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Meth is a highly addictive drug. Consequently, using it even just a few times can lead to a full-blown substance use disorder. Once the side effects of meth start, a person will need professional help getting off the drug. Trying to detox alone usually does not work. Additionally, a person puts themselves at risk when […]

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Is Vyvanse the Same Thing as Adderall?

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In recent years, the drug known as Vyvanse has been steadily gaining notoriety. With similar effects to the drug known as Adderall, Vyvanse has proven itself to be a powerful stimulant with a high potential for abuse. By learning about the chemical makeup of Vyvanse, we aim to provide insight into what makes this drug […]

Rehab in Northern California

Is Rehab In Northern California Right For You?

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Drug and alcohol rehab can help you or your loved one regain control of your life from the damage of addiction. Ocean Hills Recovery offers substance abuse treatment for residents of Northern California looking for a new environment to begin recovery. Traveling out of Northern California for rehab can change your outlook and help you […]

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Orange County Detox

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Detox is the process of ridding the body of drugs and alcohol prior to enrolling in a substance abuse treatment program. It is one of the first steps toward sobriety and is often necessary, regardless of if it’s for someone, or if they want someone they love to get detox. Despite its long-term benefits, unpleasant […]