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How to find help if you are struggling with Ritalin abuse.

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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How to Stop Self-Medicating

How to Stop Self-Medicating

Self-medication is defined as using a substance or behavior to control the symptoms of an undiagnosed and unmanaged physical or psychological condition. Self-medication can come in many forms, and often the person who has been prescribed a medication to manage pain or other symptoms uses his or her medication in ways other than directed by a doctor. Self-medicating in this way can be dangerous...

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Important Things to Learn About Ritalin

Important Things to Learn About Ritalin

Ritalin is a prescription drug with medical uses, so many people misunderstand its dangers. It can be a valuable tool for treating attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, but many children and adults do need it, nor do they benefit from its use. Its availability leaves many people to consider it a harmless drug, but its benefits only come when someone is diagnosed by a medical professional and...

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What to Do When Someone Lies About Ritalin Use

What to Do When Someone Lies About Ritalin Use

Ritalin addiction is not just a disease of destruction, but also of denial. The addict first denies his Ritalin use to himself. However, it slowly expands and affects every area of his life. The addict will then begin denying the truth and lying to others. To preserve his addiction and defend himself, he will become a practiced liar and will learn to hide his Ritalin use from those who love him....

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Five Ways to Bounce Back After a Ritalin Relapse

Five Ways to Bounce Back After a Ritalin Relapse

Bouncing back after a Ritalin relapse can be very hard. Instead of focusing on guilt, fear, shame and negativity, it is important to take the time to discover what caused the relapse and then get back on the right track immediately. After an addiction relapse, most people tend to blame themselves and feel that they are incapable and helpless. However, there are more constructive ways of dealing...

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3 Important Reasons to Avoid Current Ritalin Users after Rehab

3 Important Reasons to Avoid Current Ritalin Users after Rehab

While Ritalin addiction treatment is vital to the process of getting clean and dealing with the underlying issues of addiction, one of treatment’s most valuable roles is preparing recovering addicts to avoid relapse. Feeling strong after weeks or months in treatment can lead recovering addicts to think they can take on the world, so they may pick up their social lives where they left off,...

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The Importance of Healthy Friendships in Maintaining Ritalin Addiction Recovery

The Importance of Healthy Friendships in Maintaining Ritalin Addiction Recovery

Addiction recovery is a very delicate time in a person’s life. It is often filled with reminders and triggers that could potentially compromise that person’s ability to maintain sobriety. Unfortunately, those triggers often come in the unsuspecting form of friendships. When a person is in recovery, it is essential that he or she establishes friendships that are healthy and lead to success....

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How to Party without Ritalin

How to Party without Ritalin

Ritalin is a stimulant prescribed to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The drug allows those with ADHD to focus more. Unfortunately, many students have found that even if they don’t have ADHD, the stimulant in Ritalin gives them a temporary boost in energy when they are studying.  Students may even begin snorting the tablet to get a rush and stay awake longer.  Since it...

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How to Party without Ritalin

How to Party without Ritalin

One of the surest signs of psychological addiction to Ritalin is the belief that the only way to have a good time is by using the drug. For people who do not suffer from ADHD, Ritalin causes a rush of euphoria, significantly elevated mood, increased energy and little need for rest or sleep. The recreational use of Ritalin intensifies the party experience and chemically changes the way the brain...

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How to Assess Ritalin Recovery Needs

How to Assess Ritalin Recovery Needs

Ritalin is a prescription stimulant designed to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), but there are several motivations for illicit use, including the following: Utilize the energy and focus for a competitive advantage Achieve a euphoric high and assist in late-night partying Increase vigor and decrease appetite in order to lose weight People typically consume Ritalin in a pill...

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