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3 Ways to Get Involved in National Recovery Month

National Recovery Month takes place every September. Over the course of this month, the team at Zelus Recovery goes to great lengths to help individuals raise awareness of addiction issues and to help individuals who have struggled with such issues tell their stories. For people who are currently battling substance use problems, September is an…

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Long Term Side Effects of Adderall

Substance abuse disorders are chronic, incurable conditions that can impact your brain chemistry, cognition and behavior. Both illicit and prescription medications pose the risk of physical and psychological addiction. Some of the most commonly prescribed medications, such as Adderall, can cause addiction. As many as 5% of teens and young adults are prescribed Adderall, which is used…

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What is Psychological Dependence?

All psychoactive substances, such as alcohol, marijuana, and opiates, have the potential to cause both physical and psychological addiction. But what is psychological dependence? Psychological dependence requires treatment but does not result in your body developing a physical dependency on your substance of choice. Both physical and psychological dependencies can cause withdrawal symptoms and require…