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Adderall, Methamphetamine and Amphetamine: What’s the Difference?

What’s the difference between amphetamine (Adderall) and methamphetamine (ice)?  As it turns out, not a whole lot. ADHD medications like Adderall, Ritalin and Concerta are commonly used as ‘smart drugs’ – most people who take amphetamines don’t have a prescription.  They’re popular among students for their focus- and performance-enhancing qualities, but their negative side effects…

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Gucci Mane’s Success in Sobriety

Gucci Mane’s sobriety has been propelling his success, and he’s been on a roll since his release from prison in May.  His most recent album, Everybody Looking, was created in just 6 days following his release; half of it was written while he was in prison.  He even shot his video for ‘First Day Out…

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6 Myths About Addiction that You Should be Aware Of

Misconceptions about addiction can serve as a barrier to treatment and much-needed understanding from loved ones.  Here, we debunk six addiction myths. Addiction is a complex disorder that functions on multiple levels, encompassing many facets of an addict’s life.  It can be difficult for even sufferers themselves to fully understand addiction, let alone those close…

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Study Finds University Students’ Social Media Behaviour is linked to Alcoholism

New research shows there may be a link between university students’ social media habits and their tendency toward alcoholism. The study found that having an ‘alcohol identity’ in social media is the biggest predictor of students’ addictive behaviour.  Says Ohio University assistant professor of communication studies Charee Thompson, “The strongest predictor of both drinking alcohol…

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What are Behavioural Addictions?

Behavioural addictions like food, gambling, internet and sex can be just as debilitating as addiction to drugs or alcohol.  It is well known that millions of people worldwide are addicted to alcohol and drugs.  However, did you know that many also suffer from behavioural addiction?  This is an addiction to processes, such as gambling, sex,…