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Why Adolescents are the Most Vulnerable to Substance Abuse and Addiction

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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 …

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Fallout From the Opioid Epidemic 2019

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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 …

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What Are the Side Effects of Adderall Addiction?

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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 …

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