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How to Succeed In Life After Adderall

How to Succeed In Life After Adderall

-Mayah Taylor, MA Adderall and other stimulant drug use is constantly rising. More and more people seek out the use of these drugs whether they are legally prescribed to them or not because they increase alertness, attention, and energy. But do you actually need these stimulant drugs to succeed? Are these drugs the only way […]

Dangers of the Study Drug with College Students

Dangers of the Study Drug with College Students

-Mayah Taylor, MA The life of a college student is a challenging one. Midterms,  finals, quizzes, 10+ page papers, or that big project they’ve worked on the whole semester on. Many students who are faced with this can often feel overwhelmed. In order to excel and not flunk out, students turn to “study drugs.” Study […]

Are You A Drug Supplier to Your Kids?

Are You A Drug Supplier to Your Kids?

-Mayah Taylor, MA In the previous weeks blogs, we discussed how to be aware of the signs you or someone you know may be misusing prescription meds and how to talk to your doctor about avoiding pain pill addiction. This weeks blog asks the question, Are you a drug supplier to your kids? Prescription medications […]

adinasilvestri.com quote of the day note to self

3-28-18 Quote of The Day: Note to self.

It is entirely possible to be a kind, loving person who refuses to tolerate bullshit. In fact, it’s not only possible, it’s absolutely necessary. -Nanea Hoffman

Signs You’re Misusing Your Medication

Signs You’re Misusing Your Medication and What to Do with Excess Medication

-Mayah Taylor, MA Home medicine cabinets are quickly becoming the new drug dealer. We know that people tend to keep expired and unused medication in their cabinets but the misuse of prescribed medication can have catastrophic consequences. This growing problem not only affects young people but people over all age groups. In order to become […]

Tips for Talking to Your Healthcare Provider about Addiction to Pain Pills and How You Can Avoid Abuse of Your Pain Medication (2)

Tips for Avoiding Pain Pill Addiction: Talking to Your Doctor is Key

How to Talk to Your Healthcare Provider about Addiction to Pain Pills -Mayah Taylor, MA More than 80% of Americans had contact with a healthcare provider in the last year which places Doctors in the unique position to identify non-medical use of prescription drugs and stop the escalation of non-medical use to a substance use […]


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