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17
Oct

Impulsivity

Impulsivity   Impulsivity is characterized by behavior that is given little thought of future consequences.  The term also implies that a person may act without thought to longer-term goals, which may lead a person to take risk in the short term.  A person can be impulsive and actually experience a positive outcome, whereby explaining why...
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18
Aug

How Do I Manage My Time as Someone With ADHD?

Part of the problem with time management and ADHD is not havinga concept of time. People living with ADHD have experiences like swearing to themselves they will only be distracted for five minutes, then twenty-five minutes will somehow go by. Creating a time schedule is also a problem for this reason. Someone with ADHD might...
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20
Jul

4 Tips For Managing ADHD In Adulthood

Living with ADHD as an adult doesn’t have to be unmanageable. As a commonly co-occurring disorder with drug and alcohol addiction, many adults are surprised to learn they’ve been living with unmanaged ADHD most of their lives. Here are four simple tips for managing your ADHD in everyday adult life. Use Your Phone For Good,...
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18
Aug

ADHD Drugs: Benefits vs Costs

The use of prescription stimulants for treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common subject of debate in the field of addiction medicine. While medications such as Adderall or Ritalin can be extremely effective for treating the disorder, those types of drugs are amphetamine based and are in fact highly addictive. What’s more, ADHD...
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09
Mar

Prescription Stimulants: A Circle of Risk Taking

When people discuss the prescription drug epidemic in America, the vast majority are referring to opioid painkillers; and for good reason, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that there are 44 overdose deaths everyday in this country related to such pain medications. There was a study published recently that sought to inform...
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02
Dec

ADHD Drugs Linked to Bullying

In the United States, bullying at school is a major cause for concern; the behavior can lead to teenagers being put in precarious situations. Teens who have been bullied are more likely to turn to mind altering substances to cope with their problem. Every year, a number of teenagers who are subjected to bullying choose...
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08
Jul

Taking Antipsychotics Without A Diagnosed Mental Health Disorder

In the field of addiction treatment, medications are sometimes used off-label in place of medications that can be habit forming. While drugs like Seroquel XR ® (Quetiapine ER), an atypical antipsychotic, have been approved for treating schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depression, the drug has proven beneficial and is commonly used off-label to treat anxiety...
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30
Apr

Parents More Concerned With Mental Health Than Substance Abuse

Teen alcohol and drug use is, and should be, a major concern for parents. The long term risks associated with teenage substance abuse can greatly impact one’s future, leading to a host of problems. Despite the fact that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 66 percent of high-school students have drank and 41%...
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23
Dec

Parents: How Much Do You Understand About College Students And ADHD Prescription Diversion?

Maybe you should have a holiday conversation about ADHD drugs… Yes, this is the holiday season! College students across the country are returning home or meeting family members for a holiday vacation. Not to mention high school students will be enjoying their holiday break, as well.  It is the time of year when we all...
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03
Jan

New Research Helps Us Discover Active Minds Living With Mental Illness

A conversation about mental illness ~ new research, living with and Active Minds Results of largest assessment of substance use among the severely mentally ill On January 1, 2014, the results of new research were published in JAMA Psychiatry: Comorbidity of Severe Psychotic Disorders With Measures of Substance Use. The study was conducted by researchers...
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