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How Long Does Adderall Withdrawal Last?

Adderall dependence is more common than people think. It can happen to anyone who has been using it for a long period of time. When you are physically dependent on Adderall, you try to quit but find it incredibly hard. If you use it to get high, study, or feel awake, you can become addicted.…

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What Should I Know About Generalized Anxiety Disorder?

There is no one known cause of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) that has been identified. Evidence has shown multiple factors are usually at play, influencing development of GAD. Some factors include things like genetics, brain chemistry, family history, and life experiences. Learn more about GAD. Genetics Genetics may play a role in determining whether or…

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How Do Depressants Impact the Body?

Depressants are drugs that inhibit function of the central nervous system (CNS) and are among the most widely used drugs in the world. These drugs operate by impacting neurons in the CNS, which leads to symptoms like drowsiness, relaxation, decreased inhibition, anesthesia, sleep, coma, even death. Addiction is a possibility with them and, over time,…

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Are Learned Helplessness and Anxiety Linked?

Learned helplessness is a state people can fall into when they connect with negative stimuli as they try to get away from what is considered a dangerous situation. Most of us don’t have real danger to escape but sometimes there is abuse, trauma, neglect and harm that causes us to want to get away. The…

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Try These Drug-Free Ways to Handle Chronic Pain

For people in recovery from a drug addiction, it is important to stay away from things that may put you at risk. Some people in recovery must learn how to manage chronic pain without taking opioid medications. There are drug-free options available for those trying to stay away from prescription painkillers.Sleep Sleep is key to…

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Pets May Be Your Best Friend in Recovery

People who love dogs know how a big pair of eyes and wagging tail can be a mood booster after a long day. There is nothing like a bark and kisses from a puppy or other animal that faithfully waited for you to get home to be loved. Often, pets provide that love in return…

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Is There a Connection Between Synthetic Marijuana and Seizures?

The harmful effects of a man-made drug like Spice or K2 seems to have created widespread health-related issues. Synthetic marijuana contains powerful chemicals and may even induce seizures for some people. Learn more about the connection between drugs and seizures.Mind-Altering Drugs Synthetic cannabinoids are not detectable on most standard in-house hospital drug screens. Poison centers…