What Are the Symptoms of Opiate Withdrawal?

Edited by Paul Alexander

Last updated September 24, 2020

Opiates contain opium, which is naturally derived from poppies. They fall under the umbrella of opioids, a class of narcotic analgesics (highly potent and habit-forming painkillers). Opioids include illegal narcotics and pharmaceutical medications used to treat severe and chronic pain. Many use the terms synonymously, as both opiates and opioids are extremely addictive, dangerous, and Read More

Is Alcohol Rehab Covered by Insurance?

Edited by Paul Alexander

Last updated July 1, 2020

The team at Northbound Treatment is dedicated to providing comprehensive care and support at all levels. We understand that the expense of a rehabilitation center can be a factor when choosing which treatment program to attend for alcoholism, drug addiction, or substance abuse disorder. To help alleviate the stress of our clients and their loved Read More

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

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