Affluent Neglect

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What is Dialectical Behavior Therapy?

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), developed by Marsha Linehan, Ph. in the 1980s, is a type of talk therapy originally designed for high-risk, suicidal people diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. Today, DBT is used to treat people struggling with a range of complex and intense emotions, including substance abuse and addiction, PTSD, bipolar disorder, eating disorders,…

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The Pandemic-Push: Why are so Many People Suddenly Buying Prescription Drugs Online?

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What is Narcissism?

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Dangers of Mixing Adderall with Alcohol

Adderall is a medication prescribed primarily as a treatment for ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). It consists of amphetamine and dextroamphetamine, two powerful stimulants that that improve attention and focus by increasing the amount of certain chemicals in the brain.

Although Adderall is safe when taken as prescribed for people with ADHD, it is dangerous when misused. The risk is compounded when the drug is combined with alcohol. The consequences can be deadly.

Combining Adderall and Alcohol: What Happens?

Like cocaine, meth and other stimulant drugs, Adderall increases the normal activity of the central nervous system. On the other hand, alcohol is a central nervous system depressant.

It might seem like the two substances are opposite and would cancel one another out, but that isn’t the case. In reality, depressants and stimulants actually fight against one another in the body.

People who combine the two often reason that they can party longer, but this is a dangerous plan. Usually, your body has ways of telling you that it’s time to stop drinking. For example, you might throw up, fall asleep, or pass out.

When a stimulant is added to the mix, you can get extremely drunk without realizing it because those natural signals don’t kick in. Alcohol poisoning can occur, whether you’ve mixed Adderall with alcohol once or hundreds of times.

You may also experience the following:

  • Poor judgment and loss of rational thinking

  • Risk-taking behavior

  • Nausea and vomiting

  • Severe dehydration

  • Aggressiveness

  • Addiction

  • Memory problems

  • Hallucinations

  • Psychosis

  • Paranoia

  • Irregular heart beat

  • Increased blood pressure

  • Increased body temperature

  • Damage to the blood vessels

  • Liver problems and long-term organ damage

  • Stroke

  • Seizures

  • Death

Addiction: Alcohol and Substance abuse Treatment

Mixing Adderall and alcohol to increase the pleasurable effects of both can be a serious sign of addiction. If you think substance abuse is a problem for you or someone you love, seek drug and alcohol treatment or rehab as soon as possible.

The sooner you seek addiction treatment, the sooner you can enjoy a life free of drugs and alcohol. Don’t wait too long. Addiction is a serious brain disease that rarely gets better without professional help.

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