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Category Archives: Stimulant Addiction



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How to Overcome Stimulant Addiction

  Study drugs like Adderall and Ritalin offer a lot of promises. You’ll study longer. Concentrate better. Retain more information. It’s still unclear what promises these drugs actually deliver on when used off-label, but there is one thing that is certain: They are highly addictive. And once that happens, you’ll crave them and need them … Continue reading How to Overcome Stimulant Addiction


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Rehab for Stimulant Addiction at The Raleigh House

  Most people don’t take stimulants like Adderall or Ritalin to get high. They take them to excel at their studies or their job. Stimulants, they think, help them to focus better and study longer. The problem is, like any drug, you eventually build up a tolerance. Before you know it, you can’t focus without … Continue reading Rehab for Stimulant Addiction at The Raleigh House



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Are Stimulants Addictive and How Long Does it Take?

  You can be physically dependent on stimulants like Adderall and Ritalin without being addicted. Much like prescription painkillers, it’s a question of how they’re taken. If taken for conditions like attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or narcolepsy and if taken exactly as prescribed by a doctor, these medications can be safe and effective. Yes, … Continue reading Are Stimulants Addictive and How Long Does it Take?


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Preventing Adderall Addiction Relapse: Empathy Tips for Parents

  “You never really understand another person until you consider things from his point of view—until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.” This quote, from “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee, is a good guide to understanding—and helping—those in recovery for stimulants like Adderall and Ritalin. Your college-aged child … Continue reading Preventing Adderall Addiction Relapse: Empathy Tips for Parents

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