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Adderall Side Effects

Adderall Side Effects

What Is Adderall? Adderall is a prescription medication that assists in the treatment of narcolepsy and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). However, Adderall is commonly abused for its energizing and mood-enhancing effects. Adderall is comprised of two central nervous system stimulants—dextroamphetamine and amphetamine. Stimulants like Adderall help to increase attention span, regulate careless behaviors, and […]

Addiction Relapse Prevention and Preparation Tools

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Addiction relapse prevention is a key harm reduction practice that limits relapses in recovery by anticipating potentially triggering scenarios that may provoke the recurrence of past addictive behavior. During a relapse prevention course, guests learn coping skills that help them work through triggering situations. Relapse triggers can include an individual’s shift in moods, such as […]

Benefits of Group Therapy For Substance Abuse

group therapy for substance abuse

People instinctively gather together a form communities that provide support and promote growth. It’s been proven that group therapy provides encouragement and guidance that benefits an individual’s mental health and world-view. For this reason, it’s only natural to include group therapy for substance abuse rehabilitation. Does Group Therapy Help In Recovery? Group therapy for substance […]

The Dangers of Adderall Abuse for Weight Loss

Adderall Abuse

Adderall is a central nervous system (CNS) stimulant composed of the chemicals amphetamine and dextroamphetamine. Providing concentration and focus, Adderall is used to treat those who have attention deficit disorders such as ADD and ADHD. Additionally, Adderall treats narcolepsy by providing energy to maintain alertness.  Despite being a commonly prescribed medication, Adderall use runs the […]

Lapse vs. Relapse

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Everyone in addiction recovery knows the term relapse. Relapse is the process of returning to a former addictive substance or practice following a period of abstinence. A less ubiquitous concept of addiction recovery is a lapse. During a lapse, you briefly interrupt your sobriety with the short-lived revival of addiction. Distinction between Relapse and Lapse […]

The Mastery Behind Maintaining a Healthy Mentality

Mental Health

The jig is up— social media knows about mental health maintenance. Everyone, the boys at Fortune 500 included, jumped on the self-care bandwagon. As a result, I find it necessary to offer a perspective beyond a selection of skincare products. After a decade in therapy, I narrowed my mental-health-survival-guide tips down to five. I figure […]

Having Fun in Recovery Helps People Stay Sober

Having Fun in Recovery

There’s no hiding that recovery is one of the most difficult things most people will do in their entire lifetimes. With all of this daily effort, extreme stress, and emotional turmoil it can be hard for many to continue putting effort into their recovery daily. That is why it can be essential for people in […]


interventions - intervention - how to stage an intervention

By now, most Americans have seen the long running show “Intervention” on the A&E network. It sets the bar pretty high for our expectations of what an intervention is and how they are done. These are professional, well paid interventionists— who may be working with treatment centers scholar-shipping their clients in return for national exposure. […]

12-Step Self-Help Groups & Substance Misuse Disorders

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About three in ten people used feel-good substances to help them get over emotionally and physical rough patches. About three in ten people used their own reasoning abilities and problems solving skills, with as needed consultation with others, to help them get over emotionally and physical rough patches. About three in ten people did both […]