STAYING SOBER DURING FOOTBALL SEASON

Table of Contents As I sit on the edge of the couch, my posture is anything but relaxed. The heels of my feet are elevated off of the floor, and I am hunched forward with one of my hands covering my mouth. My fingernails have been gnawed off both of my hands as I anxiously…

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Adderall Withdrawal Symptoms, Detox, Timeline & Centers

How to Ease Adderall Withdrawal Adderall is a brand-name, prescription drug. It’s classified as an amphetamine and is a central nervous system stimulant. Adderall is one of the most commonly prescribed amphetamines and is a schedule II controlled substance. This indicates its approved medical uses, but also the potential for it to be habit-forming. Physical…

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Getting sober in your 20’s… Is the party really over?

Table of Contents When I was a young girl and someone would ask me what I wanted to do when I grew up I told them I wanted to be a veterinarian. At 18 years old I imagined myself graduating from high school, heading off to college, with the world at my fingertips, and starting…

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Adderall Recovery: Inpatient, Outpatient & PHP Rehabs

Treating Adderall Addiction Adderall is a prescription, brand-name version of the stimulant drug amphetamine. Adderall has approved medical uses in the U.S. It’s given to patients to treat ADHD, and less commonly, narcolepsy. Despite its use as a prescription medication, it has a high potential for abuse. If someone becomes addicted, it would be difficult…

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Reading for Recovery: 6 Books You Need to Read

Table of Contents We all need that extra boost sometimes on our bad days. Recovering from addiction is a great accomplishment, but it is not always easy. There are going to be days when relapse feels impossible to avoid and you’ll need to find a distraction from these feelings. It is both fun and helpful…

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World Suicide Prevention Day – What You Can Do to Help

Table of Contents Written by Amethyst Recovery Amethyst Recovery is a foremost authority on addiction and a trusted online source of substance abuse information. Their expert team of addiction professionals provide well researched content for people in the grip of addiction. All posts are fact checked and sourced. The Foundation for Suicide Prevention tells us…

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How Xanax Addiction Treatment Works

With more and more benzodiazepine prescriptions being written, more and more Americans are seeking Xanax addiction treatment. Non-adherence to a schedule or non-compliance to dosage can quickly lead to drug abuse. Xanax is, after all, a very potent and strong prescription drug. It’s meant to be taken for up to 4 weeks only, but some…

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Co-Occurring Disorders: When Eating Disorders Meet Substance Abuse

Eating disorders and substance use disorders often come hand in hand. Studies show that anywhere from 8% to 41% of drug abusers struggle with bulimia nervosa (BN). Another 2% to 10% of drug addicts struggle with anorexia nervosa (AN).  Eating disorders are particularly common with alcoholism. These mental health disorders are also prevalent in drug…

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Common Short-Term and Long-Term Xanax Side Effects

Xanax is the 5th most prescribed drug in America, so it’s important to fully understand the short-term and long-term Xanax side effects that are expected. These prescription medications are part of a class of drugs called benzodiazepines. Benzodiazepines treat symptoms of anxiety. They have a calming effect on the central nervous system (CNS). They can…

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