Side Effects of Adderall Abuse

Edited by Paul Alexander

Last updated June 30, 2020

Adderall (or the generic dextroamphetamine-amphetamine) is a stimulant medication most often prescribed to treat ADHD (attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder). Since it makes people stay alert during the day, it’s also used to treat narcolepsy in some cases. By and large, Adderall stimulates the central nervous system and improves concentration. The increased focus and energy the drug provides Read More

Top Signs of Adderall Abuse

Edited by Paul Alexander

Last updated June 30, 2020

Adderall (dextroamphetamine-amphetamine) is a widely used stimulant prescription medication. While it’s prescribed to adults and children with ADHD (attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) and narcolepsy, misuse of Adderall is common. Other prescription stimulants used to treat ADHD include Vyvanse, Dexedrine, Ritalin, Concerta, and Focalin. According to research by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, prescription stimulant abuse Read More

What Are the Early Signs of Alcoholism?

Edited by Paul Alexander

Last updated June 29, 2020

Alcohol is a drug. Since it’s legal and used recreationally by a majority of adults, it can be hard to detect when or if drinking is problematic — especially early on. Alcoholism is a progressive disease characterized by uncontrolled drinking due to psychological and physical dependence on alcohol. If you’re concerned about a close friend, Read More

What Are the Stages of Alcoholism?

Edited by Paul Alexander

Last updated June 29, 2020

Alcoholism is a chronic, progressive disease in which an individual can’t control their drinking due to a physical and psychological dependence on alcohol. One person’s alcohol addiction often looks very different from the next person’s. The effects of the disease depend on someone’s specific drinking habits, lifestyle, co-occurring medical conditions, genetics, and which stage of Read More

What Is Inpatient Treatment?

Edited by Paul Alexander

Last updated June 26, 2020

Northbound Treatment has been helping individuals overcome addiction and substance abuse disorders for over three decades. We offer a variety of programs at our treatment centers in the coastal region of Orange County in Southern California, including inpatient treatment. If you’re exploring addiction treatment options for yourself or a loved one, you might be wondering, Read More

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