Mental Health

Articles and research about mental health and it’s connection with Adderall abuse.

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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How Do Benzos Affect Your Brain Chemistry?

How Do Benzos Affect Your Brain Chemistry?

Benzodiazepines are a class of medication that is often used to treat feelings of anxiety, seizures and insomnia. Benzodiazepines are one of the most widely prescribed drugs in the United States. For example, according to this source,[1] over the five-year period from 2002 to 2007, the number of U.S. prescriptions for benzodiazepines grew from 69 million to 83 million. The most common kinds of...

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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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Four Ways that Addiction Robs You of Your Personality

Four Ways that Addiction Robs You of Your Personality

Over time, addiction takes away what makes you — you. Addiction can rob you of who you really are. Instead of being kind, caring or loving, addiction can relegate these great qualities to the backseat. But remember this — the great news is you have hope and can change. Here are four specific ways that addiction alters your personality: Your goal as an addict is to get another fix. Forget...

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Four Core Practices of Treating Co-occurring Addiction and Mental Health Disorders

Four Core Practices of Treating Co-occurring Addiction and Mental Health Disorders

The 2013 National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS) tracks rehabilitation centers across the US, and facilities were asked what percentage of patients had co-occurring addiction and mental health disorders on a particular day that year. Per the findings, 45 percent of all patients had co-occurring disorders, and the figure rose to 63 percent in federal government-operated...

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How ADHD Is Different from Other Mental Health Disorders

How ADHD Is Different from Other Mental Health Disorders

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neuro-behavioral condition that begins during childhood and includes abnormal levels of hyperactivity, inattention and impulsiveness. The National Institute of Mental Health lists three ADHD subtypes – predominately hyperactive-impulsive, predominately inattentive and combined hyperactive-impulsive and inattentive. On the other hand, the 2013...

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Addiction and Hyperactivity Disorders

Addiction and Hyperactivity Disorders

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurobehavioral condition that produces abnormal levels of inattention, impulsiveness and hyperactivity. The National Institute of Mental Health lists three subtypes of ADHD, which include the following: Predominantly hyperactive-impulsive Predominantly inattentive Combined hyperactive-impulsive and inattentive As the names suggest, the first...

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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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3 Tips for Controlling Your ADHD During Rehab

3 Tips for Controlling Your ADHD During Rehab

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a medical condition that involves heightened levels of inattention, impulsiveness and hyperactivity. ADHD is one of the most common neurobehavioral disorders diagnosed among children, but the disorder can afflict people of all ages. Basic childhood immaturity and heavy caffeine use might motivate hyperactive traits, but an actual disorder can...

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Extreme Behavior Related to Adderall

Extreme Behavior Related to Adderall

Any drug can lead to extreme behavior, including drugs that seem safe. For instance, Adderall is a psychoactive stimulant that creates an artificial sense of wellbeing, especially when abused. It releases adrenaline and increases the flow of blood to the muscles, which causes the feeling of revitalization. Some people abuse Adderall to increase energy and alertness, while others use it to chase a...

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