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How to get help when you know you are addicted to Adderall.

Who Can I Talk to If I Don’t Trust My Family?

Who Can I Talk to If I Don’t Trust My Family?

If you are struggling with an addiction to Adderall or other substance, the relationships within your family may have been fractured. You may even have family members who are addicts as well but are not in recovery. It is completely normal to feel overwhelmed, frustrated and alone if this describes your situation. The key is to create a different support network to help aid you in recovery. What...

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What to Do When Your Drug Use Becomes Too Much

What to Do When Your Drug Use Becomes Too Much

You’ve been using drugs for a while now. Not all the time, but you find yourself getting high more often than you are comfortable with. Instead of pursuing past hobbies or interests, you now spend your time getting high. You might even be mixing pills and alcohol together. Your loved ones may or may not know about your drug use. You may find yourself withdrawing from others and spending more...

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Dealing with Relational Heartbreak in Recovery

Dealing with Relational Heartbreak in Recovery

When in recovery, at some point you will likely experience the pain that comes from the loss of a family member or romantic relationship. Whether it is divorce or the loss of a loved one, these things happen during the course of a lifetime. When this happens, the sense of loss will be incredible and may even feel unbearable. This can easily lead to relapse. According to Psychology Today, when...

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3 Steps to Make Room in Your Life for Sobriety

3 Steps to Make Room in Your Life for Sobriety

When you are in recovery from addiction to drugs like Adderall, your life will look different than when you were under the influence of drugs and alcohol. You will need to embrace more structure in your life as this gives you the ability to establish healthy habits. You will also have more balance in your life when you structure your life accordingly. When you are serious about your sobriety, no...

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The Importance of Liking Yourself

The Importance of Liking Yourself

Liking yourself may be difficult when you are struggling with alcohol or drug abuse. However, seeing yourself as more than a drug addict gives you a reason to make positive changes. While in rehab, doctors, therapists and the rest of your rehab team will work to help you understand how valuable you are to others. Learning positive self-talk as well as rediscovering who you were before the drugs...

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5 Tips to Prevent the Development of Addiction

5 Tips to Prevent the Development of Addiction

No one ever plans to become an addict. But, sadly, it does happen. Is there anything that can be done to avoid the development of addiction? The Stages of Addiction The stages of addiction include four specific stages: experimentation, social use, substance abuse and addiction. Experimentation – This stage is defined as using alcohol or illicit drugs at any time for the purpose of...

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How to Know When You Need Another Visit to Treatment

How to Know When You Need Another Visit to Treatment

Addiction is a chronic neurobiological disorder. Professional treatment prepares patients for recovery, but setbacks and struggles sometimes necessitate another visit to a rehab center. A return to treatment, in fact, is more common than many people might think. A 2011 Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS) report found that nearly 57 percent of treatment admissions had a previous stay in rehab, and...

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5 Methods to Relieve Stress Without Drugs or Alcohol

5 Methods to Relieve Stress Without Drugs or Alcohol

Most people link stress to adverse situations, such as illness or financial crisis, but even positive changes, such as the birth of a child or a promotion at work, can generate stress. For people who are vulnerable to Adderall addiction, coping with pressure presents extra challenges, primarily because feelings like fear and anxiety often accompany stress, and they compromise clear thinking....

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How to Stop Self-Medicating

How to Stop Self-Medicating

Drug abuse and addiction rarely stem from the stereotypical image of someone taking drugs to party or feel euphoric highs; on the other hand, a common reason for drug abuse is to avoid feelings of pain. In other words, if you take any drug without a prescription, or if you take it in greater amounts or more often than prescribed, then you are abusing that drug, and probably to self-medicate pain....

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What Should I Do If I Want to Get Clean?

What Should I Do If I Want to Get Clean?

As redundant as it may sound, it is imperative for people struggling with an addiction to a substance like Adderall to know that they are not alone and there are people ready and willing to help them. Substance abuse disorders and addiction hold a tight grasp on the affected and someone looking to get clean is not always strong enough to take on the search for treatment by himself. It can take a...

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How to Take Care of Yourself After Adderall Rehab

How to Take Care of Yourself After Adderall Rehab

Even though Adderall rehab sets people on the course to healthier lives, getting treatment can be exhausting both emotionally and physically. Although people relapse for many reasons after leaving rehab, experts say that failure to manage stress upon reentry to the real world nears the top of the list. During treatment, recovering addicts usually learn techniques for managing stress, but learning...

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Filling the Void Left by Adderall Addiction

Filling the Void Left by Adderall Addiction

Adderall is a prescription stimulant that treats attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy with a combination of dextroamphetamine and amphetamine. Motivations for illicit use can include getting high, losing weight and improving academic or athletic performance. Adderall abuse can quickly lead to addiction, and this Schedule II drug has addiction potential even when used for...

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