STIMULANTS

When doctors prescribe stimulants, they start with low doses and increase them gradually until they fully treat the condition for which they are prescribed. However, when taken in doses and routes other than those prescribed, stimulants can increase the dopamine in the brain very quickly, disrupting normal communication between brain cells.

TEENS HAVE REPORTED

They have had the opportunity to abuse prescription stimulants.

They have abused a stimulant in the past year.

That stimulant use is a growing problem among their peers.

WHAT ARE PRESCRIPTION STIMULANTS

Prescription stimulants are a type of medicine that doctors give people to help them with attention deficit hyperactivity disorders (ADHD) or serious sleep problems. You might have heard of stimulants like Adderall® and Ritalin®. They are usually given as pills.

EFFECTS OF STIMULANT ABUSE

5 MYTHS ABOUT ADHS PRESCRIPTIONS

GETTING HELP FOR PRESCRIPTION
STIMULANT ADDICTION

Stimulant addiction can feel overwhelming. The good news is that treatment helps addicts rediscover a healthy life. The physical withdrawal symptoms are minimal in most cases.The main focus of treatment is on the mental growth needed for the patient to avoid relapse in recovery.