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4 Ways People Disguise Their Use of Adderall

4 Ways People Disguise Their Use of Adderall

Adderall is a prescription stimulant that treats Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and narcolepsy. As the Mayo Clinic explains, the drug maximizes one’s attention and minimizes restlessness, which addresses problematic symptoms and helps people lead productive lives. On the other hand, people can easily abuse this substance, and they can hide this habit in any of the following four...

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Morphine Addiction in Veterans

Morphine Addiction in Veterans

From heroin to painkillers, all narcotics are made with natural compounds from poppy plants. Pharmaceutical companies use various alkaloids to make different pain medications (e.g., codeine for hydrocodone and fentanyl for oxycodone), but morphine is the most abundant compound in opium. In fact, the World Health Organization calls morphine the gold standard for pain relief, and its use in US...

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How Harmful Is Psychological Dependence on Adderall?

How Harmful Is Psychological Dependence on Adderall?

When people discuss addiction, they often focus on its physical ramifications, but its psychological effects can be just as powerful. People must learn the difference between physical and psychological addiction to know what kind of help they need to recover. Difference Between Physical and Psychological Dependence on Adderall Physical dependence means the body needs the drug to function, so...

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Can I Become Physically Dependent on Adderall?

Can I Become Physically Dependent on Adderall?

Adderall is a prescription drug prescribed primarily to treat narcolepsy and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. It also treats narcolepsy, a medical condition that causes excessive sleepiness and sleep at inappropriate times. Under the supervised care of a qualified physician, people can take Adderall to manage their symptoms safely. However, even when people take Adderall as directed,...

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Lasting Financial Effects of Adderall Abuse

Lasting Financial Effects of Adderall Abuse

Adderall abuse may seem harmless at first, but the longer it goes on the more of an impact it will have on your life. Adderall abuse eventually will have an effect on every area of your life, and your finances are one of those areas. Over time, your Adderall abuse habit will become more expensive and will begin to affect your ability to hold a job and manage your finances. If you abuse Adderall...

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Playing Sports and Adderall Abuse

Playing Sports and Adderall Abuse

Although the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has designated Adderall as a substance to be used for the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), the use of Adderall for nonmedical purposes continues to increase among the general population. Much of the public is aware that students use Adderall to enhance their academic performance, but perhaps a lesser known fact is that...

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Public Perception of Adderall Addicts

Public Perception of Adderall Addicts

Society’s perception of addicted persons has changed slightly over the years. However, many people still see addiction as a problem that only affects “other people.” Stigmas around addiction lead many to believe that addiction only happens in certain neighborhoods, among certain people, or around certain situations. The truth is that addiction impacts every area of society, and prescription...

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Young Professionals and Substance Abuse

Young Professionals and Substance Abuse

Young professionals are often ill-equipped to handle an emerging professional career. Prior to entering the “real” world, many young professionals lived at home until they went to college and then lived within the confines of a college setting. They never had to experience the daily stressors of living on their own such as creating a budget, grocery shopping, and food preparation, maintaining...

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Victims of Bullying and Adderall Addiction

Victims of Bullying and Adderall Addiction

Although they may use nothing more than words, the suffering inflicted by bullies on their victims can penetrate every aspect of their victims’ lives and last until well after the attacks stop. Beyond the emotional and sometimes physical pain, bullying can lead to secondary problems for the victims such as drug abuse and addiction. The prescription stimulant Adderall has a profile of effects...

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Adderall Addiction in the Middle East

Adderall Addiction in the Middle East

Adderall is a prescription amphetamine used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), but the drug is commonly taken for a variety of illicit reasons such as to get high. While the manufacturer is a UK company called Shire, Adderall distribution is largely limited to the US and Canada. CNN noted in 2010 that the Middle East leads the world in amphetamine seizures, but Adderall is...

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First Responders and Addiction to Adderall

First Responders and Addiction to Adderall

Being a first responder can create a multitude of intense and sometimes unwanted emotions. These intense and constant emotions put first responders at high risk for developing a substance abuse or addiction problem. Some of the common scenarios that first responders may experience that can lead to intense emotions and substance abuse include the following: Being exposed to high amounts of...

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How Social Situations Influence Adderall Addiction

How Social Situations Influence Adderall Addiction

Every Adderall user deals with pressures that are unique to their addictions, but all Adderall users must all deal with social situations that tempt them to relapse. Social situations may trigger strong cravings for recovering Adderall addicts, so you may relapse if you are ill-prepared to handle that temptation. Although everyone must deal with social situations in Adderall addiction recovery,...

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