Adderall Facts & Myths

How much do you know about Adderall? While the number of people abusing prescription stimulants is skyrocketing, few understand their effects and risks. Adderall myths are often confused with facts, furthering the epidemic. Below we will distinguish the facts about Adderall from the common misunderstandings. Common Myths about Adderall 1. Adderall is just another performance…

Recognizing Signs of Addiction in Yourself

One of the hallmarks of addiction is denial. Even when a drinking or drug problem is obvious to everyone else, the struggling individual is usually the last to know. If you think you need to be homeless or broke to develop a life-threatening addiction to drugs or alcohol, think again. There are various behaviors and…

Using Mobile Apps to Stay Sober

Health-related apps do everything from helping people lose weight to training for a marathon. Did you know there are mobile apps that can help you stay sober, too? One new app under development, called A-CHESS, keeps users on the path to sobriety with regular texts, phone calls, and alerts. Today’s best technology may one day…

Do You Have an Alcohol or Drug Problem?

Dependence and addiction are serious health problems that often develop quietly over the course of several months or years. Occasional substance abuse can often grow in frequency and intensity until it becomes a weekly, and sometimes daily, habit. If you suspect your drinking or drug habit has become a problem you can’t control, explore these signs…

Is Your Doctor a Problem Prescriber?

When it comes to renewing your prescription for an addictive medication, does your provider automatically send in the script without digging deeper to find out the true state of your health? If so, your physician may be what’s known as a problem prescriber, and you may be at a much higher risk of fatal overdose.…

The Link Between Alcoholism and PTSD

Which came first: the chicken or the egg? When it comes to alcoholism and post traumatic stress disorder, one might ask the same question, as increasing bodies of research are demonstrating a clear link between the two conditions. Unfortunately, both can lead to either — making recovery tricky, but essential. What is Post Traumatic Stress…

Macklemore’s Past Drug Addiction

There’s no way to glorify this pavement Syrup, Percocet, and an eighth a day will leave you broke, depressed, and emotionally vacant. Those are the words to Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’s Otherside, a lyrical tale of the days Macklemore spent living with an addiction to drugs and alcohol. His inspiring comeback from substance abuse, capped…

Is Society’s Perception of Addiction Changing?

Drew Barrymore. Eric Clapton. Robert Downey Jr. What do all of these celebrities have in common? They are all former substance abusers who beat addiction and earned professional respect after building successful careers. As more people come forward to acknowledge their addictions, the stigma of substance abuse — as well as the public’s perception of…