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Adderall Addiction

From the Show: Staying Well
Summary: Adderall is used to help people academically, but many simply use the stimulant for the euphoric feelings it produces.
Air Date: 4/8/13
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Erica Spiegelman, CDAC
erica spiegelmanAuthor, consultant, counselor and speaker Erica Spiegelman, is helping change lives by working with individuals in personal growth by treating the Mind, Body and Spirit. Erica is the founder of ericaspiegelman.com, a multi-media health platform and blog. Ms. Spiegelman provides consulting and counseling solutions on how to live healthy by treating the whole person and providing them with tools on how to reach emotional, mental and physical freedom. Erica provides healthy solutions directly to clients. consumers and industry professionals via her blog, monthly newsletters, speaking engagements, live events and soon to be published book.

Ms. Spiegelman holds a Bachelor degree in Literature from the University of Arizona and a degree as a California State certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor, CADAC- I from University of California, Los Angeles.

Ms. Spiegelman academic background, coupled with her range of experiences from counseling individuals, families and group therapy, consulting for sober livings, transitional living facilities and for businesses that want to implement personal growth programs for their staff, to her writing and books give her the unique ability to relate and touch people from all backgrounds and walks of life.

Ms. Spiegelman has a counseling and consulting business, private practice, is a contributor to online health outlets and writes her own blog.
Adderall Addiction
Adderall is a combination of amphetamine and dextroamphetamine that is used to treat the symptoms of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). 

Adderall is a growing trend that is abused mostly by college students, estimated beteween 20-30%, and young adults.

Adderall abuse occurs when people take the drug for reasons other than medical reasons.  

Many use Adderall to help them academically, but many simply use the stimulant for the more euphoric feelings it produces.

Addiction specialist and counselor, Erica Spiegelman, CDCA, describes the potential, side effects, withdrawal symptoms and treatment.

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