Adderall is a potent combination of two amphetamine stimulants. Physicians typically prescribe the drug to treat attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), but it is so effective in helping a person to concentrate that it has become one of the most abused drugs among students, young professionals, and other persons who are in stressful environments that require...Read More
On college campuses across America, students frequently engage in non-prescribed stimulant use for a number of reasons. Young adults in college commonly take drugs, like Adderall and Ritalin, in order to get an edge for studying or test taking. Others will take the drugs on the weekend in order to gain energy for prolonged partying....Read More
The use of prescription stimulants for treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common subject of debate in the field of addiction medicine. While medications such as Adderall or Ritalin can be extremely effective for treating the disorder, those types of drugs are amphetamine based and are in fact highly addictive. What’s more, ADHD...Read More
When people discuss the prescription drug epidemic in America, the vast majority are referring to opioid painkillers; and for good reason, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that there are 44 overdose deaths everyday in this country related to such pain medications. There was a study published recently that sought to inform...Read More
In the United States, bullying at school is a major cause for concern; the behavior can lead to teenagers being put in precarious situations. Teens who have been bullied are more likely to turn to mind altering substances to cope with their problem. Every year, a number of teenagers who are subjected to bullying choose...Read More
The non-medical use of cognitive enhancing drugs, such as Ritalin ® and Adderall ®, is a common occurrence amongst college students. Heavy class loads and demanding schedules lead many to take amphetamine based drugs to gain an extra edge, allowing users to have more focus for longer periods of time. While these types of drug...Read More
Maybe you should have a holiday conversation about ADHD drugs… Yes, this is the holiday season! College students across the country are returning home or meeting family members for a holiday vacation. Not to mention high school students will be enjoying their holiday break, as well. It is the time of year when we all...Read More
English: Even though the SAT or ACT is preferred in different places, all states offer both. According to the preference map, 24 states prefer the ACT, while slightly more, 26, prefer the SAT supercedes in place of File:Sat-act preference.PNG Source accessed March 18, 2007. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Do you remember your SAT score? Depending on...Read More
Symptoms of ADHD described by the literature (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Thinking back to our childhood school friends… Do you ever wonder whatever became of a childhood school friend who always seemed to be getting into trouble for not paying attention in class? Recently a colleague mentioned that there was one little boy in her grammar...Read More
Who’s raiding your medicine cabinet? Medicine cabinets. Every home (apartment, town home, condo, detached single family, mobile home, travel home) has some type of cabinet that serves to hold medicines, shaving gear, and dental hygiene products. Historians claim that the earliest form of a “medicine chest” was in Egypt, described as woven palm fiber case...Read More
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