The Effects of Adderall, Wall Street’s New Go-To Drug

Prescription stimulants such as Adderall are used mainly to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). In people with ADHD, stimulants help the brain use dopamine and norepinephrine more effectively. Adderall is a combination of dextroamphetamine and amphetamine. In neurotypical people—meaning those who don’t have ADHD—the drug has stimulant-like effects such as increased alertness and energy.…

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The Rise of Women Addicted to Painkillers

Did you know that many prescription painkillers are pharmacologically almost identical to the world’s most dangerous illicit drug, heroin? If not, you’re not alone. Although past statistics indicate men are far more likely to become addicted to prescription drugs, a recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study reports the number of women who died…

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Molly: The “New” Ecstasy

Does your loved one have a new friend named Molly? If so, then it’s time to learn more about how drug dealers have rebranded the old Ecstasy into a newer, purer form of MDMA. Once Therapeutic, Now Recreational Scientists at Merck pharmaceuticals invented MDMA in 1912. It was originally used by psychotherapists for the purpose…

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A “SMART” Alternative to 12-Step Programs

Why Would Anybody Want an Alternative to a 12-Step Program? Twelve-step programs have helped millions of people struggling with addiction. But the road to recovery is complex, and different people have different needs. What works for many people might not work for others. That’s why many addiction treatment centers now offer alternatives to 12-step programs.…

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