Getting Help

Articles and resources about getting treatment and help for Ritalin abuse.

The Unique Challenges of Young Adults in Recovery

The Unique Challenges of Young Adults in Recovery

The National Institute on Drug Abuse reports that drug use is highest among people in their late teens and twenties. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, over 21 percent of adults aged 18-25 used illicit drugs in 2013; among those young adults, nearly five percent used prescription drugs non-medically. According to MIT’s Center for Work, Family and...

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Three Essential Coping Skills for a Healthy Life

Three Essential Coping Skills for a Healthy Life

It is possible to live without Ritalin after you finish rehab, but in order to stay clean you will need to develop a strong set of coping skills. Coping skills are the skills and techniques you rely on when you experience cravings or stress that would normally tempt you to turn back to Ritalin. Using coping skills to get you through everyday situations will make the same situations easier to deal...

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Why Is Controlling My Emotions So Important in Rehab?

Why Is Controlling My Emotions So Important in Rehab?

Whether or not you realize it, your emotions often influence your actions. Also, how you respond to a situation can have repercussions in your recovery. Here are some reasons controlling your emotions is important: Your emotions can mislead you. Your emotions will change over time. This is something to consider if you are feeling a strong urge to use again: in 30 minutes you may feel completely...

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Are There Non-Addictive ADHD Medications?

Are There Non-Addictive ADHD Medications?

Doctors prescribe addictive ADHD medications like Ritalin on a regular basis, but sometimes patients do not fully understand the risks involved in taking a stimulant. Daily use of a stimulant medication leads to side effects, tolerance, and if you abuse your prescription you can become addicted or suffer from overdose. As an alternative, consider speaking to your doctor about non-addictive ADHD...

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4 Advantages to Attending Out-of-State Treatment Facilities

4 Advantages to Attending Out-of-State Treatment Facilities

For some, attending rehab at an out-of-state facility may seem appealing while for others it is a daunting decision. You should select the treatment facility that fits your needs best, but even if you are uneasy about leaving home, it may still be the best option for your recovery. The thought of leaving home is often associated with the things you will miss such as your family and friends, but...

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3 Tips for Controlling Your ADHD During Rehab

3 Tips for Controlling Your ADHD During Rehab

You probably have a lot of questions about addiction rehab, and one might be why you must stop taking a medication like Ritalin or Adderall. According to a 2014 article in Psych Central, the rate of substance abuse among those with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is between 10 and 30 percent, a much higher rate than the general population. Many people abuse drugs like cocaine,...

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Why Urgency Matters When Getting Treatment for Ritalin Addiction

Why Urgency Matters When Getting Treatment for Ritalin Addiction

Addiction is a progressive disease. Addictions, or behavioral or psychological precursors to addiction, often begin early in life, and these concerns only worsen and contribute to additional issues as time passes. The journal Current Opinion in Psychology elaborates on this by explaining, “Although the onset of most mental disorders usually occurs during the first three decades of life,...

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Why Patience Is Important in a Loved One’s Rehab

Why Patience Is Important in a Loved One’s Rehab

Patience is a valuable tool in life and relationships, but also in addiction recovery. Drug abuse is often fueled by someone’s desire for an immediate feeling of pleasure, but that means people give little thought to the long-term consequences. In the same way, just as people turn to drugs to find an instant answer to difficult situations, those who support a loved one’s addiction recovery...

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Why 12-Step Programs Matter

Why 12-Step Programs Matter

In a study aimed at defining recovery, The Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment in 2007 characterized it as a voluntary lifestyle maintained through sobriety, personal health and citizenship. A primary principle in the definition is that sobriety alone is not recovery. With time, neurological functions impaired by the addiction will return to healthier states, but recovering addicts must also...

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How Can I Help My Addicted Friend?

How Can I Help My Addicted Friend?

Addiction is a powerful, life-changing disease that can undermine even the strongest relationships. It is only natural for a friend to want to help an addicted love one, but knowing how to help is a touchy subject. You must do your part to help an addict, no matter how small or big your role may seem. Not all addicts will listen to their friends and family; in fact, your friend may push you away...

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