Commonly Abused Stimulants

Commonly Abused Stimulants

Nearly 21 million Americans have at least one addiction. Yet, a shockingly low percentage of people receive treatment for it. Studies show that stimulant overdoses are rising, especially because stimulants are being mixed with other drugs.  Being familiar with...
Crack vs Cocaine: The Similarities and Differences

Crack vs Cocaine: The Similarities and Differences

Crack vs Cocaine? Is there such a big difference between these two types of drugs? Where crack and cocaine are similar is in the overdose deaths that they cause. In 2019, there were 15,883 deaths involving cocaine, and in 1999 there were just 3,822 in comparison. If...
What Happens When You Combine Adderall and Weed?

What Happens When You Combine Adderall and Weed?

Even though Adderall is a medication used to treat ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) one survey found that 24% of students use the drug. Though it’s often associated with studying, the reality is that many people use Adderall recreationally. In...
What Is Khat? A Look at the Plant-Based Stimulant Drug

What Is Khat? A Look at the Plant-Based Stimulant Drug

Khat (pronounced “cot”) is a stimulant drug primarily used by people in African cultures. In those cultures where it originates, people treat the drug the same as how our culture treats caffeine.  Even though some cultures view it as simply a stimulant to take...
Managing Adderall Withdrawals

Managing Adderall Withdrawals

Whether you are prescribed Adderall because you have ADHD or take it without a prescription, Adderall withdrawals may occur. Adderall (the brand name for the drug amphetamine-dextroamphetamine) is a prescription stimulant to help you focus and concentrate. It boosts...
Prescription Drug Abuse

Prescription Drug Abuse

One of the newer commonly abused forms of drug addiction is prescription drug abuse. Affecting the lives of many people in the United States, trying to put an end to it can feel helpless. Many people become addicted over a gradual process without even noticing....
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