College students, and even high school students, sometimes abuse Adderall in order to benefit from its stimulating effects. Some students use it in order to spend a late night studying, but there’s another recreational use of Adderall that is gaining popularity: mixing it with alcohol.
Posted on February 7, 2018 in Recovery
Many people who contemplate getting help for their drug or alcohol addiction worry that their job won’t be there when they return to the workforce. Examples of how drug use impacts work include being late to work repeatedly, taking an inordinate number of sick days, acting combative with colleagues or producing subpar work. Unless you have completely concealed your addiction, chances are your supervisor has noticed these behaviors and may have even discussed them with you.
The teenage years are a time of new and exciting experiences, including falling in love for the first time. During these years, the adolescent brain is going through a period of growth and development involving the reward system, which is the way the brain is able to motivate behavior. During the period of these age-related changes, emotions and reactions can be very intense. Because of all the change going on under the surface, teens can be very vulnerable to addiction in all forms, including love addiction.
Posted on January 18, 2018 in Alcoholism
Alcohol use disorders and binge drinking are insidious enemies. Considered the most common type of drinking pattern in the United States at this time, binge drinking is difficult to stop due to its episodic nature. Fighting alcohol addiction alone can be a daunting task, so learning how to stop binge drinking on your own can be challenging.
Posted on January 15, 2018 in Teens
Busy adults are quite familiar with the effects of sleep deprivation, but did you know that sleep deprivation in teenagers is a serious problem? While it may seem like teenagers tend to sleep more than any other age group, today’s teens are actually plagued by a lack of quality rest.
Adolescence is frequently a time of drug and alcohol experimentation in America. For this and other reasons, it also represents a crucial time for preventing drug and alcohol use. If you have children, you may wonder if the ways to prevent drug abuse among teenagers differ from the ways to prevent drug abuse among adults. The answer is yes; age has a significant impact on the methods used to prevent involvement in substance intake.
Posted on January 10, 2018 in Alcoholism
Binge drinking is a pattern of drinking in which you consume a large amount of alcohol in a short period of time. For most people, this means consuming four or five drinks in a couple of hours. Although binge drinking doesn’t always lead to dependence, it can still lead to problems.
Posted on January 9, 2018 in alcohol and drug addiction
A substantial number of people who go into drug treatment will relapse back into active substance use at least once before they establish lasting sobriety. And s drug abuse relapse does not generally appear out of the blue. In fact, several emotional and psychological warning signs typically appear before actual substance intake begins again.
Posted on January 5, 2018 in alcohol and drug addiction
Public health specialists, doctors and experts divide addictive substances into two broad categories: drugs (including prescription medications) and alcohol.
The core signs of addiction to all of these substances are essentially the same and define the presence of a diagnosable condition called substance use disorder. The primary difference in any case of this disorder depends on the specific substance causing problems for an individual.