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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 […]

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 […]

Diazepam (Valium) Addiction and Treatment

Valium is a commonly prescribed benzodiazepine, a class of prescription sedatives that are often misused in the United States.1 In 2020, nearly 5 million Americans aged 12 or older had abused benzodiazepines (or benzos for short) like Valium within the last year.1 About 1.2 million Americans in the same age group had an addiction to […]

Lorazepam (Ativan) Addiction and Treatment

In 2020, an estimated 6.6% of the U.S. population aged 12 and older (or 18.4 million people) had at least one illicit drug use disorder in the past year.1 An illicit drug use disorder means addiction to prescription drugs like lorazepam (Ativan) as well as other highly addictive and illegal drugs such as heroin. Although […]