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Can Antidepressants Cause Addiction?

Can Antidepressants Cause Addiction?

It is not uncommon for most people to feel bits of sadness or anxiety at some point throughout their lives. These are natural human emotions, but often clear up within a day or two. For millions of others, it can become a major depressive disorder that becomes a black...
Flakka, the New Designer Drug

Flakka, the New Designer Drug

What is Flakka? Alpha-Pyrrolidinopentiophenone (Alpha-PVP) otherwise known as “Flakka,” is a synthetic designer drug classified by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) as a Schedule I drug. In China, Alpha-PVP is made from synthetic chemicals that prevent...
Teenage Drug Abuse – Signs and Symptoms

Teenage Drug Abuse – Signs and Symptoms

As parents, we want the best for our children. Protecting them from the dangers of the world is our number one priority. From their first steps, to their first days of school, we try to shield them from danger. Once they enter adolescent years, protecting them from...
Addiction in the Military

Addiction in the Military

Substance abuse affects many individuals and their families. Members of the armed forces are not immune from developing substance abuse disorders. Drug use is typically lower in the military than it is among civilians because of the zero-tolerance policy, but it is...
Ritalin Abuse – Effects and Treatment

Ritalin Abuse – Effects and Treatment

What is Ritalin? Ritalin, also known by its generic name methylphenidate, is a Schedule II medication commonly prescribed by a doctor to help treat Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Ritalin can also be prescribed to help treat narcolepsy which targets...