Signs of Adderall Use And Symptoms Of Withdrawal

signs of adderall abuse

How does a prescription medication become dangerous? Adderall, a well-known amphetamine, is commonly prescribed to people who suffer from ADHD or narcolepsy. Amphetamines like Adderall reverse some symptoms associated with these disorders like hyperactivity, mood instability, irritability, and impulsive behaviors, and have been shown to improve brain function and nerve growth in children with ADHD. However, Adderall has a high … Read More

What Do You Need To Know To Be An AA Sponsor?

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Alcoholics Anonymous is an inclusive support group where people go to get sober. Getting sober is hard, and we shouldn’t have to do it alone. Luckily, AA is a great resource—it provides support, structure, and a pathway to lifelong recovery. One word you’ll frequently hear at meetings is “sponsor.” What does an AA sponsor do? How can they help you … Read More

What To Say And What Not To Say At An Intervention

What to say at an intervention

Words are important. The age-old adage, “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me” isn’t true anymore in today’s world. Language has become more and more important. It’s a sign of respect, of restraint, and a way to effectively communicate. That’s why words are incredibly important at an intervention. What you say in an intervention … Read More

Detox Diet Menu: 5 Recipes For You To Try During Drug Detox

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Food is something that a lot of us paid no attention to during active addiction. In my case, I was lucky if I ate one meal a day and that was usually tacos or pizza, or whatever was thrown my way. Eating was not a top priority, and neither was my health. Having killer hangovers kept me from wanting to … Read More

How To Use Daily Affirmations For Addiction Recovery

Mastering the Use of AA Daily Affirmations

In recovery, you’ll have what’s known as a tool box. This means you’ll have a list of tools, coping mechanisms, action items, and skills to help you deal with everyday life in recovery. While drugs and alcohol may have been your go-to method for dealing with everything life throws at you, learning to live without those substances demands that you learn … Read More

The Health Risks Associated With Binge Drinking

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Alcohol is a unique kind of poison. The health risks involved with drinking it are well-documented. Even with a possible link between certain types of alcohol and heart health, the risks still outweigh the benefits. But if even moderate drinking isn’t that beneficial, what can excessive alcohol use like binge drinking do to the body? Binge drinking is dangerous The National Institute … Read More

Why You Should Never Detox From Alcohol At Home

why you shouldn't detox from alcohol at home

Dripping sweat, headaches, overcome with guilt, shame, and emotion, unsure about what direction your life is taking. Detoxing from alcohol can be tough. What’s even tougher is making the decision to get sober. When you decide enough is enough and you’re ready to make that change, there are a lot of unknowns ahead. If you’ve become physically dependent on alcohol, … Read More

Why Self-Esteem Is Important In Recovery And How You Can Improve It

Improving Your Self Esteem During Recovery

One thing that was clear during my active addiction was my lack of self-esteem. Outwardly, I presented myself like I had it all – beauty, brains, and the ability to have fun while drinking;  in reality, I was dying inside. I felt worthless, hopeless, and like I didn’t deserve love. It took me well into my sobriety to realize these … Read More

Where to Find Narcotics Anonymous Meetings in Orlando

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There’s nothing more comforting than being part of a supportive group; a place where you can be yourself, share your successes and your fears, and hear comforting words. For many that place is Narcotics Anonymous, a non-profit fellowship of men and women who are recovering from drug addiction issues. The only requirement for membership is the desire to stop using drugs. Fortunately, NA … Read More

The 5 Steps of Alcohol Detox

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It’s possible alcohol has taken a serious toll on your body. When you’ve been drinking for many years, or possibly the majority of your life, entering alcohol detox can seem scary, but it’s the first step towards lasting recovery. The act of detoxification is a process in which all harmful substances are removed from your body. This process usually takes … Read More