Is Adderall really the same as meth?

2018-04-16T03:51:09+00:00 April 15th, 2018|Addiction Information|

Most people don’t know the truth about Adderall and how it’s similar to meth. Adderall was FDA-approved for ADHD because it affects patients differently and is safer for them to use.  When people that don’t have ADHD abuse it, it causes effects that are equivalent to stronger drugs. Meth and Adderall are both stimulants and can cause addiction. Adderall vs. methamphetamines similarities are now being compared to by neuroscientific studies. It’s concerning because meth addiction [...]

24 Signs of Alcoholism in Women

2018-04-12T02:36:50+00:00 April 10th, 2018|Alcoholism|

It’s important to know the signs of alcoholism in women if you suspect someone you love is in trouble. The problem is bigger than you might think. It is estimated that there are 15 million alcoholics or alcohol abusers in the US. Women make up about 4.6 million of that number. A publication from the National Institute on Alcohol and Alcoholism (NIAAA) called Alcohol: A Women’s Health Issue, states that drinking is threatening American women. [...]

What Makes Hydrocodone So Addictive?

2018-04-12T02:16:22+00:00 April 5th, 2018|Addiction Information|

Over the past 15 years, opioid abuse has become a major problem in the US. The public see heroin and methadone as the main threat. This is proving to not be the case however. Research has shown that 75% of users prefer hydrocodone or oxycodone if they have an opioid addiction. While all opioids are addictive, a published report found that hydrocodone was a primary choice. The euphoric effects are lower than other opioids but [...]

Behavior Modification: How well Does this Therapeutic approach work for those seeking addiction recovery?

2018-03-15T04:06:02+00:00 March 20th, 2018|Recovery|

Formerly known as behavior analysis, behavior modification is a kind of psychotherapy that can be used during addiction recovery. It compliments other therapies because it addresses certain aspects of addiction that other therapies don’t. Also known as behavior therapy, it helps to reduce or get rid of negative behaviors through conditioning techniques that help a person make positive changes. The behavior of abusing substances is often based on a coping mechanism. We feel anxious or [...]

How Bipolar ii Disorder is Connected with Drug and Alcohol Abuse

2018-03-15T03:52:40+00:00 March 15th, 2018|Addiction Information|

Bipolar disorder is a brain disorder that causes a person’s mind to shift. This affects your mood and energy levels. It becomes challenging to carry out daily responsibilities and causes problems with relationships of every nature. Also known as manic-depressive illness, it is known to be a genetic disease. Moods can be highly elevated where you’ll feel incredibly alive and full of energy. These are known as manic episodes. It will eventually turn into a [...]

How Likely is Abuse of Desoxyn and Why?

2018-03-15T03:39:20+00:00 March 10th, 2018|Addiction Information|

Desoxyn is a stimulant prescription medicine that affects the central nervous system. The drug is methamphetamine hydrochloride which we also know by street names of meth, crystal, and ice. Its main function is to treat Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder; (ADHD). It aids to increase attention while decreasing common symptoms of ADHD which include impulsiveness and hyperactivity. Meth is well-known to be highly abused and addictive. Desoxyn is legal and manufactured specifically for ADHD. There is a [...]

How People in Colorado Can Benefit from Attending Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Meetings

2018-03-15T03:29:20+00:00 March 5th, 2018|Recovery|

NA meetings in Colorado are readily available for those who need it. The state of Colorado has experienced many issues with substance abuse. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) conducts studies on drug abuse in all states. What they found is that Colorado is at the top of the list for the most people consuming four different types of drugs recreationally. A high number of Colorado residents are using opioid painkillers, marijuana, alcohol, [...]

Weighing the Pros and Cons of Salvia, DMT, Kratom, and Other “Natural” Psychedelic Drugs

2018-02-21T04:38:31+00:00 February 20th, 2018|Addiction Information|

There are dozens of various natural psychedelic drugs, but what are the pros and cons of their use? Can you still be considered clean and sober if you incorporate hallucinogens into your recovery? It might sound odd. Are there really “pros” to certain types of drugs? Some believe that specific natural psychedelic drugs, such as salvia, psilocybin mushrooms, or ayahuasca, have beneficial properties to them. When consumed, each of the substances causes the user to [...]

Fentanyl: Why It’s One of the Most Dangerous Opioids in Existence

2018-02-21T04:28:30+00:00 February 15th, 2018|Addiction Information|

Death rates due to fentanyl overdose continue to rise exponentially each year. What exactly is fentanyl and how has it founds its way into the pockets of heroin users nationwide? 582 overdose deaths were linked to fentanyl in 2014. That number skyrocketed to 3,946 in 2016, multiplying by nearly seven times in the course of two years. We also just lost another performer to a Fentynil overdose this month: Dolores O’Riordan from the Cranberries. Clearly, [...]

Fergie Escapes Her Self-Induced Meth Psychosis

2018-02-21T04:18:24+00:00 February 10th, 2018|Addiction Information, Recovery|

Fergie’s crystal meth addiction came on quick and crashed down hard. Her delusions of being tracked by the FBI led her to the moment she finally found freedom from drugs. Before her time with the Black Eyed Peas, singer Fergie struggled with a severe crystal meth addiction. “I thought the FBI was after me,” she explained in an interview with Oprah. “You’re in this kind of alternate reality and I started getting really paranoid.” She [...]