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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…

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Dabbing: What It Is, Who Is Doing It and Why It Is a Problem

Dabbing, what it is, who is doing it, and why it is a problem may be mysteries to you. The word dabbing refers to a complicated way of inhaling marijuana. However, if you’re worried about your kids experimenting with marijuana, dabbing probably won’t be their first exposure to it.  For one thing, a simple joint…

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Here’s What You Need to Look for In Rehab for Your Teen

Parenting addicted teens is the ultimate challenge for a mother or father. If you are facing this situation, you may feel helpless, alone or desperate to get your child well again. The best thing you can do for your addicted teen is to get him into treatment. Rehab facilities that are dedicated to helping patients…

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5 Differences Between Teen and Adult Rehab

Addiction doesn’t discriminate between teens and adults. Adolescents who experiment with drugs and alcohol can fall victim to the power of addiction just like their adult counterparts. However, there are 5 differences between teen and adult rehab. 5 Differences Between Teen and Adult Rehab Treating addiction in teens and adults looks a little different. Rehab…

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Prescription Lockboxes Help Prevent Teen Drug Abuse

Reducing the availability of prescription drugs is one of the main goals in the fight against the prescription drug abuse epidemic, particularly among teenagers. One security company is even working on biometric technology to help secure prescription medications and prevent teen drug abuse. Availability has been one of the primary factors driving prescription drug abuse…

Benzodiazepine Addiction in Teens

Benzodiazepines are a category of psychiatric medications that work on specific neurotransmitters in the brain to produce a calming effect. They are used to treat anxiety disorders, panic disorders, seizures and sleep disorders. When taken as prescribed and to treat specific conditions, these medications aren’t typically dangerous, but there is the potential for benzodiazepines addiction…

Differences Between Drug Rehab and Rehab for Depression in Teens

Teen drug use and depression sometimes go hand-in-hand. Some individuals may turn to drugs in order to “self-medicate” feelings of depression. Drugs often provide a powerful feeling of euphoria, well-being or razor-sharp focus. Unfortunately, once these temporary effects wear off, the depression symptoms are often felt more strongly than ever. This leads to a vicious…

Intervention Would Have Prevented All Young Teen Overdose Deaths in Virginia

In a newly released full report, Virginia’s Child Fatality Review Team (CFRT) found that 26 teen overdose deaths that occurred in the state between 2009 and 2013 were fully preventable. The state’s CFRT studied the issue in response to the increase in overdose deaths throughout the state and across age groups. The number of deaths…