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Signs You Need to Quit Adderall

Adderall is a medication that doctors prescribe to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. Its goal is to make users more focused and alert through a combination of amphetamine and dextroamphetamine. Unfortunately, while Adderall can help treat ADHD and narcolepsy, it is also very addictive. Misuse of Adderall can lead to serious mental and physical…

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The Physical Effects of Adderall on a Woman’s Body

When abused, Adderall can wreak havoc on your body. Doctors commonly prescribe Adderall to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. At Crossroads, we offer gender-specific addiction treatment. We recognize that many women struggling with addiction also bear the burden of caring for their families and working full-time when they seek treatment. We strive to support…

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Treatment Help for Anxiety and Substance Use Disorder

Anxiety is one of the most commonly diagnosed mood disorders in the world today. Nearly twenty percent of the population in America is diagnosed with anxiety, and in more severe cases, those struggling with anxiety may need to seek treatment. Moreover, a person’s tendencies toward anxiety could put them at risk for substance use and…

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What Will Happen to My Child If I Seek Treatment?

As a mother looking for addiction or behavioral health treatment, your biggest concern is most likely the welfare of your children while you are in treatment. You may be debating between inpatient versus outpatient options to balance childcare or even the fear of losing your child or children if you seek treatment. Recovering from addiction…

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Is There a Connection Between Alcohol Abuse and Cancer in Women?

Many substance use disorders increase a person’s chance of developing a dangerous debilitating illness. Alcohol is no exception. In fact, alcohol contributes to a greater risk of some cancers in women. Scientific research shows that alcohol breaks down in the body into a chemical called acetaldehyde. Acetaldehyde attacks DNA and stops your body from repairing…