Substance Abuse

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What is Vyvanse?

Vyvanse is an amphetamine drug, officially known as Lisdexamfetamine. This drug is officially sold as Vyvanse, Tyvense, and Elvanse, but is not available as a generic drug. While first approved by the FDA in 2007, Vyvanse has skyrocketed to become one of the most popular [...]

Marijuana and Schizophrenia – Is There a Link?

Marijuana is increasingly legalized and accepted in the United States, but some suggest this could be increasing psychosis-related mental disorders including schizophrenia. While schizophrenia is a complex mental health disorder, heavily linked to genetics, there is significant evidence showing [...]

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The LGBTQ+ Community and Substance Use

The LGBTQ+ community has a long-documented history of heavy substance use and abuse. Today, an estimated 4.5% of the U.S. population identifies as LGBTQ+, but over 7 million LGBTQ+ persons struggle with substance use disorders including addiction to alcohol [...]

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Long Term Effects of LSD

What is LSD? LSD, known on the street as acid, is such a strong hallucinogen that the doses taken are very small – typically just several micrograms. The chemical lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) was first synthesized from lysergic acid, [...]

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