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Ritalin Addiction and Treatment

Ritalin misuse and addiction has been a longstanding issue in America.1,2 A 2020 survey showed that 5.1 million Americans aged 12 or older had misused prescription stimulants (a category that includes Ritalin) within the last year.1 People aged 18 to 25 are most likely to misuse prescription stimulants.1 This article will explore what Ritalin is, […]

Adderall Withdrawal Symptoms and Timeline

Adderall is a prescription stimulant medicine that combines dextroamphetamine and amphetamine. It is commonly used to treat Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy, a sleep disorder.1 But Adderall is also commonly misused as a “study drug,” for weight loss purposes, or to feel the intense pleasure (euphoria) high doses can cause.1 Adderall withdrawal can be uncomfortable […]

Adderall Addiction and Treatment

Adderall misuse and addiction is a problem throughout the United States. According to a 2020 survey, 5.1 million Americans aged 12 or older had misused some sort of prescription stimulant, including Adderall, within the past year.1 Even though prescription stimulant use has been on the rise across the country, Nevada has one of the lowest […]

Stimulant Addiction and Treatment

Stimulants are a class of drugs (illicit and prescription) that increase energy and alertness and, in some cases, improve focus. 1 Due to these effects, stimulants can be misused and this misuse can possibly have negative health outcomes, as well as a risk for addiction (also known as substance use disorder, or SUD).1,2 Misuse means […]

The Dangers of Mixing Benzodiazepines and Alcohol

If you or someone you care about uses benzodiazepines and alcohol, you can possibly be in great danger as mixing these two substances poses many risks. Knowing the risks, which include injury, overdose, and death, can help you make informed decisions for your health and wellbeing. Using two or more substances at the same time […]