ADDERALL ABUSE

Adderall is a stimulant medication that is often used to treat children, adolescents, or adults who are diagnosed with narcolepsy or attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Those with ADHD have more difficulty paying attention or are more hyperactive or impulsive than other people of the same age. Adderall, and other like drugs, keeps the brain chemicals [...]

December 22nd, 2014|Drug Related|Comments Off on ADDERALL ABUSE

ENABLING OR DISABLING?

You’ve likely heard the terms enabling and enabler, but may not fully understand the meaning of these terms. While you may hear the words used in other contexts, they are most often used when speaking of one’s relationship with someone who is battling an addiction. Read on to better understand. In short, enabling is removing the natural consequences of a [...]

October 7th, 2014|Drug Related|Comments Off on ENABLING OR DISABLING?

WHO’S MOLLY?

Molly is the street name for a drug that is pushed as the pure powder form of MDMA, the main chemical in Ecstasy. In the last five years, Molly has made its way into popular culture. The drug's dangers became more apparent after a rash of overdoses and four deaths this past summer, including two [...]

February 11th, 2014|Drug Related|Comments Off on WHO’S MOLLY?

ROOTS OF ADDICTION – VULNERABILITY

Last night a principal of a prominent high school called me after her son had dropped out of treatment. She normally had a very strong demeanor, but now she was on the verge of a break down, “We did everything right with our kids. We provided them with everything, yet he sits at home and [...]

December 19th, 2013|Drug Related|Comments Off on ROOTS OF ADDICTION – VULNERABILITY