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For the Month of July 2021

Published by Admin at July 28, 2021

What Is Post Sporting Career Depression (PSCD) and How Does It Lead to Addiction?

Post sports career depression is a relatively unknown condition experienced by many pro athletes after retirement. The effects of the condition on retired athletes’ mental health can often lead to substance abuse and addiction, with devastating results. What Is Post Sporting Career Depression (PSCD)? PSCD involves the development of depression in athletes after retirement. While athletes compete and train, they place their bodies and minds under extreme pressure to excel and achieve their goals. After retirement, their life can feel empty and their daily routine…

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Published by Admin at July 24, 2021

College Athletes on Adderall: How Gaining an Edge Spirals Into Addiction

Adderall is one of the most commonly abused prescription drugs among teenagers and young adults. It is growing in popularity among athletes too, with many NFL and other major league professional sports players blaming their drug test suspensions on Adderall.1 What Is Adderall? Adderall is a central nervous system (CNS) stimulant drug typically prescribed for the treatment of ADHD and narcolepsy. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a mental condition that makes concentrating difficult and causes people to act on impulse. Adderall is a combination…

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Published by Admin at July 21, 2021

TBI and Addiction: How Brain Injuries Lead to Drug Abuse

More than 1.4 million people in the United States sustain a diagnosable traumatic brain injury each year.1 Many of these TBI victims will develop substance use disorders at some point during the progression of their condition, while some may have been injured due to their drug or alcohol abuse in the first place. What Is a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)? A traumatic brain injury is a form of brain damage caused by trauma to the head. Some types of brain injury may be mild, and…

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Published by Admin at July 19, 2021

The Dangers of Self-Medicating

Many researchers believe that self-medicating pain or an undiagnosed mental illness is responsible for most drug addiction cases, especially in the case of heroin and cocaine. However, there’s also proof that substance abuse may cause mental disorders. No matter the cause, self-medicating can cause various detrimental effects on your body and mind. What Is Self-Medicating? Self-medicating involves using alcohol or narcotic substances to cope with both diagnosed and undiagnosed physical and mental health conditions. Whether this involves using higher doses of medicine than prescribed by…

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Published by Admin at July 6, 2021

Most Common Drugs Used by Athletes

Why is drug use in sports a consistent issue for individuals and society? Many athletes are taking drugs to enhance performance or believe that these substances are improving their strength or endurance. Most of these people use one or more of these substances: Performance-enhancing drugs Stimulants Painkillers This guide to the most common drugs used in sports outlines the specific drugs in each category that are most likely to be abused by people looking to boost their physical performance. Each has its own set of…

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