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Category: Substance Abuse Treatment

Stimulants: The Problem of Abuse and Addiction

Another class of frequently prescribed drugs are stimulants, which can also lead to misuse and addiction. Misuse is commonly defined as taking medication for a reason other than its intended use or in greater amounts or for longer than prescribed. Doctors may prescribe stimulants to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The prescription typically includes amphetamines … Read More

Congress Must Act … Now

A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association reveals that a large segment of the US population has experienced a sharp spike in the death rate since 1999. Moreover, the key causes of those increased deaths are seemingly self-imposed: alcohol, drugs, and suicide. This increasingly at-risk group is middle-aged white people. Prior to 1999 the mortality rate for this population was decreasing, reflecting decades … Read More