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Created On Tuesday, 28, February 2017
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Dexedrine & Ritalin Detoxification and Rehabilitation Centers in Illinois

Dexedrine is a prescription drug that is used to treat ADHD and narcolepsy and works by activating the reward system within the brain, especially when repeated use is done. Unfortunately, with the long-term use with the drug, the brain will no-long function properly without it unless the proper help is gotten. This is similar to all central nervous system stimulants, whether it is pharmaceutical or an illegal street drug. The long-term use of Dexedrine will cause a tolerance to develop, which will create physical and psychological dependencies causing an addiction. It is when the addiction develops that a person will tend to spiral out of control, some worse than others. When this happens, the family or friends should intervene, and get their loved ones the proper help. Within the state of Illinois are different outpatient and inpatient drug treatment centers and detox facilities to help addicts and their families. The rehabilitation process will be unique for each person, but prescription drug addiction does not have to be a life-long problem. Ritalin is often referred to as a 'smart drug' by those who use the drug recreationally, and this is like any other type of central nervous system stimulant, there is a misconception that it will improve a person's performance. Ritalin is a brand name for methylphenidate, which is a central nervous system stimulant, and Ritalin is the most commonly prescribed drug in the United States that treats ADHD and ADD. In fact, the United States consumes roughly 80% of the world's methylphenidate. When Ritalin is taken as prescribed, there will typically be no problems, it is only when the drug is misused or even taken longer than required where a person will develop a tolerance. A dependency on Ritalin can happen both physically and psychologically. The effects of Ritalin are similar to cocaine and amphetamines. Drug rehabilitation centers within the state of Illinois can offer services through both inpatient and outpatient facilities to help treat prescription drug addiction.

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Marcel Gemme has been helping people struggling with addiction for over 19 years. He first started as an intake counselor for a drug rehabilitation center in 2000. During his 5 years as an intake counselor, he helped many addicts get the treatment they needed. He also dealt with the families and friends of those people; he saw first-hand how much strain addiction puts on a family and how it can tear relationships apart. With drug and alcohol problems constantly on the rise in the United States and Canada, he decided to use the Internet as a way to educate and help many more people in both those countries. This was 15 years ago. Since then, Marcel has built two of the largest websites in the U.S. and Canada which reach and help millions of people each year. He is an author and a leader in the field of drug and alcohol addiction. His main focus is threefold: education, prevention and rehabilitation. To this day, he still strives to be at the forefront of technology in order to help more and more people. He is a Licensed Drug and Alcohol Treatment Specialist graduate with Honours of Stratford Career Institute. Marcel has also received a certificate from Harvard for completing a course entitled The Opioid Crisis in America and a certificate from The University of Adelaide for completing a course entitled AddictionX: Managing Addiction: A Framework for Succesful Treatment.