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Dangers of Snorting Adderall
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Dangers of Snorting Adderall

Adderall Drug Classification Adderall is one of the most common prescription central nervous system stimulants. Doctors prescribe Adderall and other stimulants to patients with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and narcolepsy.  People with these conditions, and a limited number of others, have benefited greatly from the prescription use of Adderall. But despite these proven medical uses,...

Is Adderall a Gateway Drug?
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Is Adderall a Gateway Drug?

What is Adderall?  Adderall is a prescription central nervous system stimulant. Because it is used to improve focus and energy levels, it is often referred to as a study drug. Adderall addiction is an increasingly common problem, especially among teenagers and young adults.  What Does Adderall Treat?  Adderall is most commonly prescribed to treat attention...

Understanding Dual Diagnosis: How to Plan Your Treatment Path
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Understanding Dual Diagnosis: How to Plan Your Treatment Path

There are approximately 21 million people living in the United States with a substance abuse problem. 8 million of them also have a mental health issue. This is known as a co-occurring disorder or dual diagnosis.  How are the two disorders connected and how does it affect treatment options? Here are some answers.  Which Came First The...

Which Came First: The Mental Illness or the Addiction?
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Which Came First: The Mental Illness or the Addiction?

In the past, treatment for substance addiction was kept separate from the treatment of mental health disorders. Care was provided at different treatment facilities, and very distinct approaches were used for each condition. As a result, many individuals who suffered from both an addiction and a psychiatric condition never received the appropriate treatment for both...

Why is Integrated Addiction Treatment So Important?
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Why is Integrated Addiction Treatment So Important?

As many as 8 million people in the United States today are suffering from a dual diagnosis, also known as co-occurring disorders. Dual diagnosis refers to the presence of both a mental illness and a substance addiction. Both of these conditions require treatment and rehab is the ideal place to obtain treatment and therapy for...

What is Integrated Addiction Treatment?
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What is Integrated Addiction Treatment?

Many people need integrated addiction treatment but they simply don’t know what it is or where to look for it. One of the problems with many drug rehabilitation centers is that they’re only focused on helping people recover from drug or alcohol abuse alone. However, many people who live with drug and alcohol addiction also struggle with mental...

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