What drugs are stimulants?

What Drugs Are Classified as Stimulants?

Doctors may prescribe stimulants to treat a variety of conditions. There are a variety of prescription stimulants, along with illicit drugs and newer substances, that may result in effects that are the same or similar to those of other stimulants. BoardPrep Recovery Center® provides outstanding substance abuse treatment programs, including treatment for addiction to stimulants. To learn…

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Everything You Should Know About Xanax

Xanax is a powerful sedative drug that raises levels of pleasure chemicals in the user’s brain. The flood of chemicals causes extreme pleasure, calmness, and suppressed appetite, which relaxes some people and energizes others. Repeated drug use causes the brain to adapt to higher levels of chemicals. As a result, the user gets agitated, depressed,…

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Fear Losing Your Medical or Nursing License for Entering Treatment?

A significant number of doctors, nurses, and physicians are likely to struggle with addiction at some point in their careers. As such, medical professionals struggle with alcohol abuse and addiction at rates that are similar to, or slightly higher than, the general public. There are certainly a wide-ranging set of problems associated with having a…

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Don’t Try Detoxing from Fentanyl at Home – Say “Yes” to Medical Supervision and Follow-up Treatment

The amount of media attention being devoted to the current COVID-19 pandemic may obscure the longevity and potential danger of another national problem: the opioid epidemic. Indeed, addiction to opioid drugs—including fentanyl, an extremely potent opioid—has continued to rise in recent years. Unfortunately, fentanyl addiction is far too common, and this addiction can be deadly.…

Medical Detox Can Help Address Withdrawals Associated with Stopping Methamphetamine Use

Medical Detox Can Help Address Withdrawals Associated with Stopping Methamphetamine Use

Methamphetamine (“meth”), a highly addictive stimulant, is a drug that starts and fades quickly, giving rise to people taking repeated doses in a “binge and crash” pattern. Often, those who abuse meth or become chemically dependent on it will forego food or sleep to stay high, while continuing to take meth every few hours for…

Substance Abusing or Addicted Healthcare Workers Spawn Recommendation of Random Drug Testing, Expanded Treatment Services

Substance Abusing or Addicted Healthcare Workers Spawn Recommendation of Random Drug Testing, Expanded Treatment Services

Substance Abusing or Addicted Healthcare Workers Spawn Recommendation of Random Drug Testing, Expanded Treatment Services Given the potential for doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers to have substance abuse or addiction issues (a.k.a. substance use disorders), many have suggested the need for enforced random drug testing of hospital staff, as well as expanding supportive addiction…

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Reflecting on the Challenges of Treating Opioid Addiction During a Pandemic

Clearly, since its arrival here in the U.S., the COVID-19 pandemic has increasingly wreaked havoc upon the American population and the U.S. healthcare system. However, according to recent CDC (Center for Disease Control) numbers, so has the opioid epidemic. Specifically, between May 2019 and April 2020, 76,000 people died from an opioid overdose, “setting 2020…