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Forgiving Drug-Dependent Parents

Were your parents addicted to drugs or alcohol? Addiction runs in families and it can be hard not to hold grudges against your parents and have resentments. They had control over your life when you were at your most helpless. When parents struggle with drug addiction,...
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Is ADHD Medication Safe to Take While in Recovery?

ADHD medications like Adderall and Ritalin are safe to take while in recovery as long as you’ve been diagnosed with the disorder. Individuals who don’t have ADHD (attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) should avoid taking drugs like Adderall while in recovery. ADHD...
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Recognizing an Opioid Overdose

Opioids like oxycodone, morphine, codeine, hydrocodone, and oxymorphone have a high overdose potential and high rates of abuse. In the 1990s, pharmaceutical companies like Purdue Pharma misled doctors to think that synthetic opioids could be prescribed with minimal...