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Prescription Drug Addiction

10 Steps to Help Someone Overcome Prescription Drug Abuse

Struggling with prescription drug abuse can be difficult, not only for the individual but also for loved ones. When someone struggles with prescription drug abuse, they may not know where to start to battle their addiction or how to look for help. While as a loved one you may feel that you can rescue someone from prescription drug abuse, there is no way to force someone into successful recovery.

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The Truth About Amphetamines

Amphetamines, like all drugs, are chemical compounds that are used to influence the way the body function. Many people use them to help them become faster, stronger or smarter. Amphetamines, such as Dexadrine, Ritalin, and Adderall, work by stimulating the central nervous system. Use of these stimulants is now common in competitive schools, sports, and the health professions. Unfortunately, what often begins as a way of overcoming a triple shift at the hospital or packed week of exams turns into a habit. After all, if the drug improved performance once, then it should do so again and again and again, right?

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Drug Abuse for Athletes

Prescription drug abuse is common among athletes. The history of athletes using substances for artificially increasing performance dates back to ancient Greece, where athletes would use substances to enhance performance. Unfortunately, performance enhancing substances often have addictive qualities and eventual health consequences.

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