Super Moms: The Struggle to stay “Super”

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Super MomsIf you are a mom that works then you know all about the shortage of time that plagues this group of women. There simply are not enough hours in a day. Since it is impossible to borrow time these women have decided that they will have to make other adjustments to compensate. According to ABC News, “Between 2002 and 2010, there’s been a 750 percent increase in Adderall prescriptions for women between 26 and 39

They’ve Found Help in Prescription Drugs

These adjustments are made with the help of prescription drugs, mainly Adderall and Ritalin. This is the newest group to join the prescription pill abuse bandwagon. Most moms have a full plate and they have to play multiple roles at the drop of a coin. The days begin early and end very late and during that time there have been multiple tasks that she has completed.

Most of the times even after a mom gets off of work her other roles are just beginning because now she has to conclude the mother role. This consists of homework, dinner, after school events, conferences, laundry, driving everyone around, shopping, and the list truly goes on. Usually sometime around the midnight hour things start to settle down a bit.

By the time a mom gets into bed it is usually pretty late and odds are that she is never going to get a good night’s rest. Being tired is just something that most women learn to live with until they get that formal introduction to Ritalin or Adderall. This offers them a renewed sense of vigor and it offers a piece of happiness and focus.

Super moms being Super

This is, at least, until the bottom falls out. These amphetamines really do wreak havoc on the body. The Food and Drug Administration warns that there is a high potential for abuse when you abuse amphetamines. They cause high blood pressure, increased body temperature, an accelerated heart rate, shortness of breath, fainting, hallucinations, stomach pain, vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness, and seizures. This is not including the withdrawals that set in when the amphetamines are gone.

Withdrawals from amphetamines include lethargy, hostility, depression, mood swings, psychotic episodes, and thoughts of suicide. There is also an increased chance of suffering from a heart attack or a stroke too. The human body was not designed to be sleep deprived. Eventually, it will shut down. If you have a problem with prescription pills then seek help immediately and before it is too late.

Mike Loverde

As a Certified Intervention Professional (CIP), member of NAATP, NAADAC, and accredited by the Pennsylvania Certification Board, Mike Loverde knows first-hand what it’s like to live life with addiction. By overcoming it, he had a calling to work with others who struggle with drug and alcohol addictions—the people who use and the families who feel helpless watching them decay.

With thousands of interventions across the United States done and many more to come, Loverde continues to own the intervention space, since 2005, by working with medical doctors, psychiatrists, psychologists and others who need expert assistance for their patients who need intervention. To further his impact on behavioral health and maximize intervention effectiveness, Loverde is near completion of a Masters in Addiction Studies (MHS) accreditation, as well as a Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor (LISAC), and is committed to attaining the designation of a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).

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