teen talking to counselor about adolescents and substance abuse

Why Adolescents are the Most Vulnerable to Substance Abuse and Addiction

Dealing with an addiction in a friend or family member is difficult no matter what the situation. When that friend or family member is an adolescent, however, the difficulty and sadness may increase many times over. Many parents find themselves in this situation, especially if the kids are teenagers or college-aged. Parents can be torn…

a woman and her pharmacist discuss the opioid epidemic of 2019

Fallout From the Opioid Epidemic 2019

The roots of the opioid epidemic in 2019 can be traced back to 1991. That’s when we saw an increase in the number of prescriptions written for opioid-like drugs. Pharmaceutical companies brushed aside concerns about the potential for abuse. They made public statements asserting there was little risk to the population at large. We now…

a man holds his head as he thinks about side effects of adderall addiction

What Are the Side Effects of Adderall Addiction?

Adderall (amphetamine/dextroamphetamine) is a central nervous system (CNS) stimulant used for the treatment of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1996 for children aged 3 and older, Adderall is a CNS stimulant mixture. It contains four different amphetamine salts: dextroamphetamine saccharate, amphetamine aspartate, dextroamphetamine sulfate and amphetamine…

woman holding prescription pill between fingers thinking about the difference between opioids and opiates

Difference Between Opioids and Opiates

The words opioids and opiates often get used interchangeably. And while the two words do sound similar, is there any difference between the two? After all, if you’re seeking out a prescription drug addiction treatment center in TX, you want to make sure you’re going to a location that specializes in what you’re struggling to…