person going to therapy because she is experiencing the longterm effects of adderall

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…

woman asking addiction treatment therapist what is psychological dependence

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…

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Alcohol Awareness Month

April is Alcohol Awareness Month. This day was established in 1987 by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence to encourage people within communities to support others and reduce the stigma that is associated with addiction. Alcohol use disorder can be fatal if it goes untreated. However, recovery is possible with intervention, focused treatment,…

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Do You Know the Difference Between Schizophrenia Vs Psychosis?

Many people confuse the terms of schizophrenia vs psychosis. These terms frequently make their way into our daily language, whether as we discuss people we know or wonder if individual symptoms match either condition. But even on television and in online media, people misunderstand psychosis and schizophrenia. What is Schizophrenia vs Psychosis? Consider schizophrenia vs…