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  • Amphetamine Addiction

    Amphetamines are prescription medications or illegal substances that are also known as stimulants, as they speed up your metabolism and increase your alertness. When legally prescribed, they are typically used to treat attention-deficit ...

    ... on your brain and body. The specific clinical diagnosis that refers to amphetamine addiction is known as stimulant use disorder. 5 Chronic amphetamine use can lead to tolerance or dependence, or both. Tolerance occurs ... continue reading
  • Why Are Amphetamines So Addictive?

    Amphetamines are a class of synthetic drugs that similarly stimulate the central nervous system (CNS). They are prescribed for legitimate use in the management of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), narcolepsy and, rarely, in cases of ...

    ... it for medical need is absent. According to the 2012 Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS), prescription stimulants like amphetamine were involved in 7% of admissions to treatment facilities . In addition, those admitted for ... continue reading
  • How to Help an Amphetamine Addict

    Amphetamine addiction is a serious issue; stimulants have the potential to adversely affect the personality and behavior of the individuals abusing these drugs. Some methods of amphetamine abuse may also be related to increased risks of bloodborne ...

    ... from others who have loved ones struggling with substance abuse. Are Amphetamines Addictive? Studies have shown that abuse of amphetamines, like most drugs in the stimulant class can, over time, lead to changes in brain ... continue reading
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  • The Effects of Amphetamine Use

    While amphetamines have clinical use, their potential for abuse and dependency is high. Legitimate use may turn into addiction. Amphetamines such as Adderall , and non-amphetamine stimulants such as Ritalin are gaining in popularity as recreational ...

    ... for abuse and dependency is high. Legitimate use may turn into addiction. Amphetamines such as Adderall , and non-amphetamine stimulants such as Ritalin are gaining in popularity as recreational drugs, often abused for ... continue reading
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  • Stimulant Drug Abuse

    Stimulants, both illicit and prescription, are known to increase energy and alertness. Prescription stimulants can offer therapeutic benefits when used as prescribed. However, both prescription and illicit stimulants have a high propensity for ...

    ... behavior, which can include homicidal or suicidal tendencies. Stimulant misuse can quickly turn into stimulant use disorder—in as little as a week in some cases of amphetamine-type stimulant use. 2, 15 It can also lead ... continue reading
  • Concurrent Alcohol and Amphetamine Abuse

    The Problem of Alcohol and Amphetamine Abuse Just because two substances can each be obtained legally does not mean that they are safe together. The risk associated with alcohol and amphetamine use increases when these addictive substances are used ...

    ... with some side effects but, when combined with alcohol , problems frequently occur. The stimulant properties of amphetamines can mask intoxication from alcohol. Conversely, the depressant effects of alcohol can blunt the ... continue reading
  • Effects of Stimulant Drugs

    Are Stimulants Harmful? Stimulants are a class of substances that increase certain types of cell signaling and amplify various physiologic processes throughout the brain and body. In particular, many types of stimulant drugs are associated with ...

    ... being, increased energy, attention, and alertness 1 . Stimulants include: Prescription ADHD medications such as Adderall (amphetamine & dextroamphetamine) and Ritalin (methylphenidate). Methamphetamine (including crystal ... continue reading
  • Why Are Prescription Stimulants So Addictive?

    Prescription stimulants are very prevalent pharmaceutical agents, frequently used for the management of narcolepsy and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Drugs that fall in this category include: Dextroamphetamine and amphetamine ...

    ... to 48.4 million per year. Addictive Properties of Prescription Stimulants Amphetamine, methylphenidate, and related prescription stimulants produce their psychoactive effects through a biochemical process, or mechanism ... continue reading
  • Stimulant Withdrawal

    Stimulants are substances that increase the activity of several neurotransmitter systems throughout the brain, and are capable of creating a state of heightened energy and alertness. Additionally, many of the stimulant drugs elevate physiological ...

    ... as heart rate, breathing, and blood pressure 1 . Some common stimulants include: ADHD medications (amphetamine, methylphenidate). Cocaine/crack cocaine. Methamphetamine (including crystal meth). Signs Withdrawal When ... continue reading
  • Drugs A-Z

    What is Acamprosate? Acamprosate is thought to help recovering alcoholics stay sober by balancing inhibitory and excitatory neurotransmission. Acamprosate may be combined with behavioral therapy to decrease the chance of relapse and continued ...

    ... used for the treatment of ADHD but is also approved for use in treating narcolepsy. It is an amphetamine-like stimulant and is available as an extended release oral tablet. What is Crack Cocaine? Crack is a freebase form ... continue reading
  • The Effects of Flakka Use

    Is Flakka Harmful? Flakka is a street drug with origins in South Florida. One of the newer chemicals in the booming category of synthetic or designer drugs, Flakka is typically made from a synthetic version of an amphetamine-like stimulant in the ...

    ... category of synthetic or designer drugs, Flakka is typically made from a synthetic version of an amphetamine-like stimulant in the cathinone class called alpha-PVP . Cathinones are chemicals derived from the khat plant ... continue reading
  • Adderall Abuse

    What Is Adderall? Adderall is a combination of amphetamine and dextroamphetamine that is used primarily to treat the symptoms of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) . It has benefits with sleep disorders and reported, off-label utility ...

    ... of 12 and 17 reported misuse of prescription amphetamine products like Adderall. This number jumps to approximately ... 28 years old get their hands on their prescription stimulants by means of their friends. More than 20% ... continue reading
  • History and Statistics of “Study Drugs”

    What are “Study Drugs?” The colloquial term “study drugs” typically refers to prescription stimulant medications (such as Ritalin and Concerta) that are used to enhance aspects of a user's mental functioning, such as: Memory. Concentration. ...

    ... plays a potentially smaller role in the diversion of study drugs for illicit uses. Even though amphetamine and other stimulants are sold for profit - especially to older buyers - such drugs are available to many college ... continue reading
  • Adderall Withdrawal

    Adderall, a branded formulation of amphetamine and dextroamphetamine , is a stimulant that doctors prescribe for the management of: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Narcolepsy. As a prescription stimulant, Adderall can be used to ...

    ... a professional treatment program, call us today at . Signs and Symptoms of Amphetamine Withdrawal Symptoms of withdrawal from Adderall or other stimulants can begin anytime from hours or days after the last use. These ... continue reading
  • 12 of the Most Addictive Drugs

    Addiction affects millions of lives in the U.S. It is a chronic disease that frequently includes cycles of relapse and remission, and it is progressive without treatment or participation in recovery work. It is characterized by being unable to ...

    ... the 12 addictive drugs ranked highest. 5 Amphetamines Amphetamine is a type of central nervous system (CNS) stimulant, giving users a burst of energy or excitability. Amphetamine causes the release of chemical messengers ... continue reading
  • If Old Drug Ads Told the Truth

    Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Through the late 19th century and mid-20th century, many of today's illicit drugs of abuse were available legally in the United States. Products containing cocaine, heroin, or amphetamine were readily available for ...

    ... claimed to relieve head congestion and asthma. But soon after, they saw potential in amphetamine as an euphoria-producing stimulant, even without a legitimate medical purpose. In 1937, they debuted Benzedrine Sulfate , ... continue reading
  • Desoxyn Abuse

    What Is Desoxyn? Desoxyn is a prescription stimulant medication that contains methamphetamine hydrochloride . It is available in 5 mg tablets that are intended for oral use 1,2 . It is prescribed for the treatment of 1 : ...

    ... is a member of a broader class of substances called amphetamines . Other drugs in this class include Adderall and Dexedrine . As a stimulant medication, Desoxyn increases the activity of a group of neurotransmitters ... continue reading
  • Using MDMA (Ecstasy) While Breastfeeding

    Ecstasy, or MDMA, is a widely used drug popular among young adults. It is a synthetic, psychoactive drug with chemical structural similarities to both methamphetamine and mescaline—capable of producing both stimulant and hallucinogenic effects in ...

    ... harm and should be avoided) 1 . Stimulants (including ecstasy) are frequently abused during the postpartum period 5 . The chemical makeup of ecstasy is similar to amphetamine, and although research on the direct impact ... continue reading
  • The Scary Facts About Designer Drugs and Legal Highs

    Read Time: 30 minutes Introduction What Are Designer Drugs and Legal Highs? The terms “designer drugs” and “legal highs” are used to refer to substances such as synthetic marijuana and “bath salts” that are engineered in a laboratory to ...

    ... individual user and the dose taken. 40 Low doses produce stimulant effects like increased alertness and energy, though not as strong as amphetamines, while pain reduction, and sedation predominate at higher doses. These ... continue reading
  • Prescription Drug Abuse Problem

    For some time now, the abuse of illicit substances such as marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine and heroin has been a persistent national problem. In more recent years, however, our country has seen an alarming rise of prescription drug abuse - now ...

    ... Clonazepam ) Librium Valium (Diazepam) Xanax ( Alprazolam ) Prescription Stimulants - Amphetamines and amphetamine derivatives make up the prescription stimulant class. These types of medications, while once widely used ... continue reading
  • Dextroamphetamine Abuse

    Dextroamphetamine is a central nervous system stimulant prescribed for the treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. This substance is also known by specific brand names such as Dexedrine, ProCentra or Zenzedi. The ...

    ... visits per day involved the illicit use of amphetamines and/or methamphetamine in individuals between the age ... than 10% of medical students were found to abuse stimulants, while 5.5% were formally diagnosed with ADHD. ... continue reading
  • What Are Bath Salts and Why Are They So Dangerous?

    No, we're not talking about actual bath salts. That would be unfortunate and rather painful. If you've ever accidentally got a fizzy drink up your nose (we would mention one of the leading brands of cola products, but that could be confusing,) ...

    ... Red. The drug itself is a stimulant. It increases reaction times and decreases tiredness. It also induces feelings of euphoria. In other words, it is quite similar to amphetamine in terms of elation and stimulation. It ... continue reading
  • This Is Your Brain on Drugs

    Read Time: 20 minutes Readers of a certain age might remember the public service announcements from the late 1980s showing a frying egg with the tagline: “This is your brain on drugs.” Although these commercials were effective at delivering the ...

    ... referred to as “speed,” “uppers,” or “study drugs”. Well-known prescription stimulants include: Methylphenidate (Ritalin). Amphetamine + Dextroamphetamine (Adderall). Lisdexamfetamine (Vyvanse). Common illicitly abused ... continue reading
  • Snorting Vyvanse

    Vyvanse is the brand name of a medication prescribed to treat attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and binge eating disorder (BED) 1 . This substance is a central nervous system (CNS) stimulant that interacts with several ...

    ... Improve concentration. Increase energy. Rates of prescription amphetamine abuse rose sharply from 2008 to 2012 among 18 ... however, is different because it is a prodrug stimulant. When Vyvanse is consumed orally, it must be ... continue reading
  • Adderall Overdose

    Adderall - the pharmaceutical combination of dextroamphetamine and amphetamine - is a prescription stimulant medication primarily used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and adults 1 . When taken as prescribed, ...

    Adderall - the pharmaceutical combination of dextroamphetamine and amphetamine - is a prescription stimulant medication primarily used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and adults 1 . ... continue reading
  • Crystal Meth Addiction

    Crystal meth is a form of methamphetamine -a substance that is widely abused throughout the country. Its widespread illicit production dwarfs that of its pharmaceutical counterpart - marketed as Desoxyn - a stimulant medication with very limited ...

    ... by a process which combines amphetamine and/or amphetamine derivatives with various other ... . Effects of Crystal Meth Because crystal meth is a stimulant, it speeds up the various processes throughout the body and ... continue reading
  • The Effects of Dexedrine Use

    Understanding Dexedrine Dexedrine is a brand name for the prescription drug dextroamphetamine and is used to treat pediatric attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy in both children and adults. By increasing neural signaling ...

    ... 2,3 : ProCentra. Zenzedi. Adderall (dextroamphetamine + amphetamine) . Though the effects may be similar, Dexedrine differs from some other commonly prescribed stimulant medications like Concerta and Ritalin as those are ... continue reading
  • Snorting Adderall

    What is Adderall? Adderall is a prescription stimulant used and abused for its ability to increase energy and mental focus, as well as for its potential to elicit pleasurable feelings at high enough doses 1 . It is prescribed for the treatment of ...

    ... (ADHD) and narcolepsy 2 but regularly misused for its stimulant effects . As a pharmaceutical combination, Adderall contains both amphetamine and dextroamphetamine. Commonly obtained as an illicit substance, Adderall ... continue reading
  • The Effects of Bath Salts Use

    Are Bath Salts Harmful? The term “bath salts” refers to a family of designer recreational drugs that contain one or more synthetic chemicals related to cathinone -a stimulant found in the khat plant, with effects similar to amphetamine. The name ...

    ... that contain one or more synthetic chemicals related to cathinone -a stimulant found in the khat plant, with effects similar to amphetamine. The name “bath salts” and the ubiquitous, intentionally misleading warning that ... continue reading
  • The Effects of Dextroamphetamine Use

    Dextroamphetamine is a prescription stimulant used in the treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. Dextroamphetamine is commonly found under the brand names Dexedrine and ProCentra and a more recently approved ...

    ... trade name for a combination of dextroamphetamine and amphetamine. Is Dextroamphetamine Harmful? When dextroamphetamine is ... at the time of the survey. The dangers of stimulant abuse are seen in a 2013 SAMHSA report , ... continue reading
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Effects of Kratom Use

    What Is Kratom? Kratom ( Mitragyna speciosa ) is a tree-like plant from Southeast Asia that belongs to the same family of plants as coffee and gardenias. Kratom has been used as an herbal remedy in Thailand and neighboring countries for hundreds of ...

    ... users experience an uncomfortable sense of anxiety and agitation. The primary stimulant-like side effects of kratom are similar to amphetamine, though less intense, and include: Increased energy and alertness. Decreased ... continue reading
  • How to Help a Bath Salts Addict

    Are Bath Salts Addictive? Bath salts are addictive. The drugs are notoriously known for producing serious side effects that may be damaging from the first hit. They are a synthetic type of cathinone, which is found in nature in the khat plant. ...

    ... khat plant. Cathinones are similar to amphetamines, which is why the amphetamine and bath salts addiction processes are similar ... of stimulant-related psychosis. As the psychotic features associated with stimulant abuse ... continue reading
  • Risk of Counterfeit and Laced Drugs

    Results from the 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health found that approximately 27 million people aged 12 or older were current illicit drug users. That figure amounts to 1 in every 10 people having used illegal drugs in the past month. With a ...

    ... : PMMA or PMA: an illegal psychoactive chemical that can cause eath in high doses. Amphetamines: stimulants that produce effects that resemble those of ecstasy. Synthetic cathinones (including methylone and butylone ... continue reading
  • From Bath Salts to Flakka: Searching for Designer Drugs

    Share on Twitter Share on Facebook The new and unfamiliar often elicits fear of the unknown. But when the new and unfamiliar is a drug - and when this drug is attributed to episodes of extreme paranoia, acts of superhuman strength, and reports of ...

    ... Peninsula have chewed the leaves of khat for centuries to feel its amphetamine-like effects. But unlike the botanical alkaloid found in the khat plant, the stimulant found in bath salts and flakka is man-made. For the ... continue reading
  • Wellbutrin Abuse

    Bupropion (Wellbutrin, Aplenzin, Zyban) is a drug that is approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat depression, seasonal affective disorder, and to help people stop smoking 1 . Doctors also frequently prescribe bupropion to ...

    ... who've abused the drug have described the high from bupropion abuse as similar to that of stimulants such as cocaine or amphetamine 2,5,7 . In at least one case, a man complained of hearing multiple voices and ... continue reading
  • Why Is Methamphetamine So Addictive?

    Methamphetamine is a highly addictive chemically compounded stimulant. Similar in chemical structure to amphetamine, meth is widely and illicitly manufactured using a variety of production methods. Methamphetamine is a white, odorless, ...

    Methamphetamine is a highly addictive chemically compounded stimulant. Similar in chemical structure to amphetamine, meth is widely and illicitly manufactured using a variety of production methods. Methamphetamine is a ... continue reading
  • How to Help an Adderall Addict

    Help for Adderall Addicts Adderall is the brand name for a drug that contains two active ingredients: amphetamine and dextroamphetamine . These ingredients work to stimulate and speed up the body. Doctors use this drug in the treatment of ...

    ... a drug that contains two active ingredients: amphetamine and dextroamphetamine . These ingredients work to stimulate ... might encounter when you get home. Addiction to stimulants such as Adderall may require a special type ... continue reading
  • Concurrent Alcohol and Adderall Abuse

    Anyone at risk for alcohol or Adderall abuse should know several facts about both drugs. Both drugs are fairly common, and both can be lethal if used in conjunction or in large amounts separately. Adderall is an amphetamine, which means it is a ...

    ... in conjunction or in large amounts separately. Adderall is an amphetamine, which means it is a central nervous system stimulant [2]. As a central nervous system stimulant , the drug can give users a feeling of energy ... continue reading
  • The Effects of Adderall Use

    Is Adderall Harmful? Adderall is a form of amphetamine prescribed for the treatment of: 1 Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Narcolepsy. It is available in 2 forms : immediate release and extended release. 1 Both forms are suitable for ...

    Is Adderall Harmful? Adderall is a form of amphetamine prescribed for the treatment of: 1 Attention ... invigoration-similar to the high experienced of illicit stimulants. 4 Adderall can also create rewarding feelings of ... continue reading
  • Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome

    What is Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome? Post-acute withdrawal syndrome refers to a collection of symptoms experienced by some individuals who are addicted to alcohol or certain drugs after a prolonged period of withdrawal. 1 Post-acute withdrawal ...

    ... naloxone (Narcan) to alleviate symptoms of post-acute withdrawal syndrome. Psychostimulants Stimulant drugs such as cocaine and amphetamine provide some of the clearest evidence that post-acute withdrawal syndrome is a ... continue reading
  • Flexeril Abuse

    Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine) is a central nervous system (CNS) muscle relaxant commonly prescribed as short-term treatment for muscle injuries, pain, spasms, and tenderness. When taken as prescribed, Flexeril side effects are minimal and there are few ...

    ... Barbiturates. It is also sometimes used in combination with drugs like cocaine or amphetamines, as people may abuse it to come down from a stimulant high. While the drug is generally safe when used as directed, Flexeril ... continue reading
  • Concurrent Alcohol and Ecstasy Abuse

    Ecstasy may make its users feel ecstatic for a time but, when abused with alcohol, it can cause seriously negative effects on your health and even kill you. Even as the name for this drug changes to the more friendly “Molly,” this does not mean ...

    ... blood barrier in the brain and can cause psychotic effects. Experts categorize it along with the stimulant amphetamine and the hallucinogen mescaline (Fisk and Montgomery, 2014). Ecstasy was first broadly distributed in ... continue reading
  • Long-Term Effects of Molly

    Overview of Ecstasy Effects Ecstasy is the more common street name for 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine—a highly addictive, illicit drug also known as MDMA , or “Molly.” This drug shares chemical structural similarities with both amphetamine ...

    ... as MDMA , or “Molly.” This drug shares chemical structural similarities with both amphetamine and certain hallucinogens and elicits both stimulant and sensory altering effects. 1 MDMA is known by many names, including: 1 ... continue reading
  • Methamphetamine History and Statistics

    Methamphetamine is a highly addictive stimulant drug, originally synthesized for therapeutic use but now found predominantly as a recreational drug of abuse. Though it is a drug that is FDA-approved and prescribed for attention-deficit/ ...

    ... methamphetamine is very old. Its chemical progenitor drug— amphetamine —was first produced in the late 1880s, ... the battle lines were using the drug for its stimulant effects in attempts to stay alert and focused during ... continue reading
  • Mixing Alcohol With Drugs

    Mixing alcohol with prescription drugs or illicit drugs (known as polysubstance use), can have dangerous health effects that many people may not realize. Since alcohol is such a commonly used substance, it's even more important to understand how it ...

    ... 1 Adderall Alprazolam Ambien Amphetamine Ativan Carisprodol Clonazepam Codeine Concerta ... from alcohol or being unable to sleep as a result of stimulant intoxication. 4,6 Such a combination can be both synergistically ... continue reading
  • Drug Abuse and Cardiovascular Health Risks

    Both illicit and prescription drugs present many risks to individuals who abuse them. Drug abuse affects the brain in many ways that may lead to erratic, dangerous behaviors, social and emotional problems, and the development of addiction. In ...

    ... prescription drugs such as: Cocaine (coke, crack). Amphetamine (Adderall) and other so-called “study drugs”, ... on the cardiovascular system are the opposite of stimulants. In general, opioids decrease sympathetic signaling ... continue reading
  • Link Banks Test

    All Link Banks // Please Don't Delete this non-indexable page // Help for Prescription Drug Abuse ACTIQ Adderall Alprazolam Ambien Ativan Barbiturates Benzodiazepines Clonazepam Desoxyn Dextroamphetamine Dilaudid Fentanyl Hydrocodone Klonopin ...

    ... Depressants [ Link Bank 7 ] Alcohol and Xanax Alcohol and Valium Alcohol and Stimulants [ Link Bank 8 ] Alcohol and Amphetamines Alcohol and Methamphetamine Alcohol and Cocaine Alcohol and Crack Alcohol + Hallucinogens [ ... continue reading
  • MDMA (Ecstasy) Abuse While Pregnant

    Ecstasy is an illicit drug that is frequently abused among young adults. This drug whose chemical name is 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine, or MDMA for short, is structurally similar to amphetamine and has both stimulant and hallucinogenic effects. ...

    ... chemical name is 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine, or MDMA for short, is structurally similar to amphetamine and has both stimulant and hallucinogenic effects. The use of MDMA while pregnant or at any time could present ... continue reading
  • Snorting Molly (MDMA) and its Side Effects and Risks

    What is Molly (MDMA)? Molly, commonly referred to as MDMA or 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine, is a synthetic drug with both amphetamine stimulant properties and mild hallucinogenic effects. It is the primary psychoactive agent found in many ...

    ... referred to as MDMA or 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine, is a synthetic drug with both amphetamine stimulant properties and mild hallucinogenic effects. It is the primary psychoactive agent found in many ecstasy ... continue reading
  • Methylphenidate Abuse

    Methylphenidate is a psycho-stimulant drug that works on the central nervous system. It is frequently prescribed as a treatment for ADHD and ADD under the brand names of Ritalin and Concerta. Methylphenidate Abuse: An Introduction Methylphenidate ...

    ... condition, such as ADHD. Teens may begin abusing prescription stimulants like Ritalin in order to gain an edge in school or ... Abuse of ADHD Meds is Beginning Earlier Amphetamine Abuse You can also connect with others ... continue reading
  • Understanding Addiction: A Guide for Families

    If your family member is struggling with drug or alcohol addiction, you may feel a range of emotions such as anger, frustration, or sadness. You may want to help, but not know how. The challenges of supporting a family member with addiction can feel ...

    ... substances on the body and mind: Alcohol Marijuana Ketamine Cocaine Crack Heroin Amphetamine Ritalin Crystal Methamphetamine Stimulants Ecstasy LSD DMT Bath Salts Designer Drugs/Legal Highs MXE/Methoxetamine PCP Steroids ... continue reading
  • What Are Hallucinogens?

    Hallucinogens are drugs that alter the user's thinking processes and perception in a manner that leads to significant distortions of reality 1 . These drugs affect one's perception far differently than many other types of drugs do. To many, the ...

    ... a fungus, to develop its potential as a circulatory stimulant 7 . The fungus had no practical uses for ... It is often used in conjunction with cocaine, methamphetamine, amphetamine, or MDMA (Ecstasy) 20 . Users will take ... continue reading
  • Spotlight on ADHD Meds and Their Frightening Meth Connection

    The opioid crisis has been making headlines for years, but there's another drug epidemic that has been flying under the radar: abuse of ADHD drugs. ADHD drugs, such as Adderall and Ritalin , increase levels of the brain chemical dopamine and provide ...

    ... One of the biggest problems in the spread of stimulant addictions is that doctors are now so quick to ... , there is one recent study that compared d-amphetamine (Adderall) with methamphetamine. Using 13 participants who ... continue reading
  • Ecstasy and MDMA Overdose

    Commonly used at bars and parties, club drugs are especially popular among teenagers and young adults. MDMA , a synthetic amphetamine drug also known as ecstasy or Molly, is a popular club drug 1 . With both stimulant and hallucinogenic effects , ...

    ... among teenagers and young adults. MDMA , a synthetic amphetamine drug also known as ecstasy or Molly, is a popular club drug 1 . With both stimulant and hallucinogenic effects , MDMA enhances tactile sensations while ... continue reading
  • Drug Abuse Effects

    Learn More About the Effects of Illicit Drugs Alcohol Bath Salts Cocaine Crack Crystal Meth DMT Ecstasy Flakka Kratom Hashish Heroin Inhalants LSD Ketamine Marijuana Meth Methoxetamine (MXE) Mushrooms Peyote PCP Spice Steroids Stimulants Long-term ...

    ... Meth Methoxetamine (MXE) Mushrooms Peyote PCP Spice Steroids Stimulants Long-term use of drugs can have major effects ... Drugs Adderall Alprazolam Ambien Amphetamine Ativan Barbiturates Benzodiazepines Carisoprodol ... continue reading
  • Lorazepam Abuse

    Lorazepam (brand name: Ativan) is a benzodiazepine drug that is often prescribed to manage a range of anxiety disorders and related issues. This drug is not typically indicated for long-term use—many practitioners will limit prescriptions to ...

    ... substances on the body and mind: Alcohol Marijuana Ketamine Cocaine Crack Heroin Amphetamine Ritalin Crystal Methamphetamine Stimulants Ecstasy LSD DMT Bath Salts Designer Drugs/Legal Highs MXE/Methoxetamine PCP Steroids ... continue reading
  • Teenage Addiction Guide for Parents

    The possibility that your teen may be struggling with addiction or a substance use disorder (SUD) can feel confusing and devastating. You may be overwhelmed with questions, such as: How can I be sure what's going on before talking to my child? How ...

    ... 2005-2021. 16 Most high schoolers abuse prescription drugs (particularly stimulants) for fun or out of curiosity rather than for performance ... acetaminophen (Vicodin) Amphetamine/dextroamphetamine (Adderall) Tranquilizers ... continue reading
  • Ways of Helping Someone With Drug or Alcohol Addiction

    Seeking Drug Addiction Help If you have a loved one who is struggling with drug or alcohol addiction, it can be difficult to watch them. You may be wondering how to help them with their substance abuse issues. They might be ready to quit and ...

    ... (MXE) Morphine Mushrooms PCP Peyote Steroids Stimulants Help for Prescription Drug Abuse ACTIQ Adderall Alprazolam Ambien Amphetamine Ativan Barbiturates Benzodiazepines Clonazepam Demerol Desoxyn Dextroamphetamine ... continue reading
  • Concurrent Alcohol and Bath Salts Abuse

    Bath Salts: A Dangerous Synthetic Drug Even though few people mention “bath salts” when they discuss addictive drugs, this new drug has grown astronomically in popularity over the past several years. “Bath salts” are far from the salts you ...

    ... are synthetic powders cooked up in backyard labs to closely resemble cocaine and amphetamines , drawing on concentrated versions of the stimulant in the plant known as Khat. These dangerous powders are called “bath salts ... continue reading
  • AmeRxica’s Most Medicated

    According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, over 54 million people have used prescription medication non-medically - effectively more than 20 percent of the population aged 12 and older. When our doctor puts pen to paper and hands us a ...

    ... ). Historically, Adderall is used by young adults as a stimulant to help them through school and as they transition into professional careers. Amphetamines like Adderall can have negative side effects such as insomnia ... continue reading
  • The Effects of Ritalin Use

    Is Ritalin Bad For You? Ritalin (generic name: methylphenidate) is a stimulant prescribed to reduce the effects of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). It is also sometimes prescribed for the ...

    ... similar to those of cocaine. On a broad potency scale of nervous system stimulants, Ritalin falls somewhere between caffeine and amphetamines. Taking high doses of Ritalin and/or taking it via alternate methods such ... continue reading
  • Over-the-Counter Drugs of Abuse

    It is a common misconception that only illegal drugs are dangerous. There are many different over-the-counter (OTC) drugs with psychoactive, or mind-altering properties that may lead to a number of serious medical and mental health consequences if ...

    ... . Ephedrine Ephedrine is a harmful central nervous system stimulant that used to be contained in various diet pills but ... a similar molecular structure to that of amphetamines and elicits similar effects. The FDA found ... continue reading
  • Cocaine History and Statistics

    History of Cocaine Cocaine is a drug derived from the South American coca plant ( Erythoxylon coca ). It is a powerful stimulant and popular recreational drug . However, there are legitimate medical uses for cocaine as a topical anesthetic used in ...

    ... plant ( Erythoxylon coca ). It is a powerful stimulant and popular recreational drug . However, there are ... in Schedule II include: Morphine. Codeine. Prescription amphetamines. The DEA sets annual “production quotas” to ... continue reading
  • Effects of Desoxyn Abuse

    Desoxyn is a prescription drug that is indicated to treat two conditions 1,2 : Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children 6 and older. Exogenous obesity (obesity due to overeating) in individuals 12 years old or older (on a ...

    ... nervous system (CNS) and shares properties with other prescription stimulants including the ADHD drug methylphenidate (Ritalin and Concerta) and amphetamines (Adderall and Dexedrine) 3 . The most noteworthy difference ... continue reading
  • How to Help an Ecstasy Addict

    Help for Ecstasy Addicts The full name for ecstasy is 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine or MDMA. It is a synthetic drug that has psychoactive effects on users. It is produced and available in many forms. It is similar chemically to the hallucinogen ...

    ... mescaline and the stimulant methamphetamine . Ecstasy is a central nervous system stimulant with mild hallucinogenic ... unknown additives including corn starch, detergent, amphetamines, caffeine, and/or aspirin, which leads ... continue reading
  • Ecstasy Abuse

    Ecstasy is an illegal, synthetic drug of abuse that usually is consumed in pill, tablet, or capsule form. The drug is somewhat unique amongst the illicit drugs of abuse in that it has both stimulant and hallucinogenic effects . Ecstasy's stimulant ...

    ... it has both stimulant and hallucinogenic effects . Ecstasy's stimulant properties will provide ... mixed with ecstasy include: Caffeine. Dextromethorphan (DXM). Amphetamines. PCP. Cocaine. Ketamine. In some cases, ecstasy ... continue reading
  • 4 Physical Signs You're Addicted to Ritalin

    Ritalin is a stimulant drug used to treat attention deficit disorder (ADD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and narcolepsy. It's classified by the Drug Enforcement Administration as a Schedule II narcotic—meaning it's in the same ...

    ... s in the same class as cocaine, morphine and amphetamines. By some accounts, the number of 26- ... that as many as 10,000 toddlers are now taking stimulant ADHD medications. The question is, with thousands of Americans ... continue reading
  • Famous Drug Abusers

    Drug and Alcohol Addiction: A Disease that Touches Everyone According to data from the latest National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), 22.7 million Americans need treatment for a drug or alcohol problem. And though it may sound cliché, ...

    ... he credited his drive and energy to the use of amphetamines. William Stewart Halsted : A physician and pioneer in the ... as “meth,” this drug is an extremely addictive stimulant. According to the NSDUH study , over 12 ... continue reading
  • What Could Illicit Drug Synthesis Expose You To?

    For the 44 million Americans aged 12 and older who used illicit drugs in 2014, the associated health risks are grave. But there's another risk that accompanies illegally manufactured substances - the exposure to hazardous chemicals. Clandestine drug ...

    ... the chart above are illegally manufactured - meth, a stimulant, is the most common example. In 2014, there ... dangerous short- and long term health effects. Amphetamines, which are sometimes prescribed to treat ADHD, can ... continue reading
  • What's Your Generation’s Drug of Choice? Let’s Find Out…

    Every generation has its trends. From hairstyles, to music, and yes, even drugs. The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) has been studying the drug habits of Americans for decades. Their survey results reveal patterns of drug use among ...

    ... of stimulant use at that time tops the generational charts at over 12 percent (nearly triple that of Gen X and Millennials). To their credit, this generation lived through a post-World War II trend when amphetamines were ... continue reading
  • Drug and Alcohol Abuse Across Generations

    Substance abuse—both of alcohol and/or illicit drugs—has always maintained a consistent presence in American culture. As new drugs have been developed over the decades, their popular use has gone hand in hand with sweeping societal changes. From ...

    ... Boomers' stimulant usage peaked slightly later than the other generations at age 22, their peak frequency was nearly triple that of both Gen X and Millennials . This may be explained by the fact that amphetamines were ... continue reading
  • New Study: Amphetamine Abuse and This Old Heart

    It's called speed for a reason. Amphetamines, like Ritalin or Adderall, accelerate your heart rate. They send your nervous system into overdrive. Guess what else it speeds up? The aging process. That's right. Pumping your system full of amphetamine ...

    ... into overdrive. Guess what else it speeds up? The aging process. That's right. Pumping your system full of amphetamine makes you get older faster. It makes sense - you're unnaturally forcing your heart to work extra hard ... continue reading
  • The Effects of Meth Use

    Is Meth Harmful? Meth, the abbreviated colloquialism for methamphetamine, is a wildly addictive and dangerous substance. Users can rapidly develop a dependency on its effects, which themselves exert a number of health risks. The illegal production ...

    ... , and this has resulted in a number of people's deaths and injuries. Meth is more addictive and harmful than amphetamine, from which it is derived. The main drug that is used on the streets of this form is crystal meth ... continue reading
  • Positive Workforce Drug Tests Increase for the First Time in a Decade

    A shocking new report released by Quest Diagnostics reveals that the percentage of positive drug tests among American workers has increased for the first time in over a decade. Increased stress in the workplace, a lack of job security, and the trend ...

    ... to Quest's research , the rise in positive drug tests is substantially due to marijuana and amphetamine-related results. Marijuana continues to be the most commonly detected illicit drug, with positivity in the combined ... continue reading
  • 30 Famous Athletes Who Have Battled Drug Addiction and Alcoholism

    1. Michael Phelps Eight-time Olympic gold medalist swimmer Michael Phelps has not only plunged into the water, but into drugs. In 2009, he lost his endorsement contract with Kellogg's after a photo emerged of him taking a hit of marijuana . 2. Dock ...

    ... and multiple failed drug tests during his career. 6. Andre Agassi Tennis star Andre Agassi, who failed an amphetamine drug test in 1997 and claimed his drug usage was the result of drinking a spiked soda, later revealed ... continue reading
  • 25 Great Writers Who Battled Drug Addiction and Alcoholism

    Drug and Alcohol Addiction Can Affect Anyone Of course, some are more susceptible than others, and writers are notorious for having some sort of addiction. Whether it's alcohol to numb the noise from the world or speed or LSD to “inspire” them, ...

    ... This French genius did pretty much everything that was possible with a pen and a typewriter. Including chopping up amphetamine. Ken Kesey One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, and he was certainly flying high on LSD when he ... continue reading
  • Alcohol Abuse: Signs, Symptoms and Treatment for Alcohol Addiction

    What Is Alcohol Abuse? Those who abuse or misuse alcohol are not necessarily addicted to or dependent on alcohol. An individual can misuse alcohol without drinking on a consistent basis. For example, an individual who abuses alcohol may only drink ...

    ... Marijuana Meth PCP Steroid Mixing Alcohol With Prescription Drugs Adderall Alprazolam Ambien Amphetamine Ativan Carisoprodol Clonazepam Codeine Concerta DXM Fentanyl Hydrocodone Klonopin Lorazepam Lortab Methadone ... continue reading
  • Eating Disorder Treatment

    Drug Abuse and Eating Disorder Treatment Combined Research shows that people admitted for eating disorder treatment often abuse amphetamine, crystal meth , cocaine or diet pills in an attempt to manage or lose weight (Gadalla and Piran, 2007). When ...

    ... Abuse and Eating Disorder Treatment Combined Research shows that people admitted for eating disorder treatment often abuse amphetamine, crystal meth , cocaine or diet pills in an attempt to manage or lose weight (Gadalla ... continue reading
  • Ibogaine: Can it Cure My Addiction?

    What does it take to quit using heroin or other opioids? It's a question that is very much on the minds of millions of Americans. The scientific community continues to look for the best way to quit using drugs and everyone wants to know what will ...

    ... not help everyone . Yes, some studies have found that ibogaine might effectively treat morphine, cocaine, amphetamine, alcohol, and nicotine addictions. However, it is important to keep in mind that there is information ... continue reading
  • 5 Movies That Will Make You Never Want to Do Drugs Again

    Hollywood has a knack for glamorizing controversial subjects and drug use is certainly one of them. Yet for every Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas or Trainspotting , there are also those films that will make you never want to touch drugs again. Here ...

    ... by Darren Aronofsky, the film chronicles four individuals and their struggles with addiction to drugs including amphetamine and heroin. Each character takes their own downward spiral into oblivion—the self-destruction ... continue reading
  • What Are the Current Substance Addiction Trends Among Teens Today?

    Although you might think your home is drug-free, your teenager might know otherwise. Many of the current substance abuse and addiction trends among teens today are shocking simply because they involve household products that are readily available. ...

    ... Vanilla Sky,” for example—it's easy for your teen to sniff these dangerous products, which contain amphetamine-like chemicals. Although they might not always be available over the counter, teens can easily access them by ... continue reading
  • 30 Famous Musicians Who Have Battled Drug Addiction and Alcoholism

    1. Ozzy Osbourne Rockstar Ozzy Osbourne has long struggled with addiction. In fact, his heavy alcohol and drug abuse led to him being fired from Black Sabbath in 1978. 2. Kurt Cobain Kurt Cobain got to know his wife Courtney Love while they used ...

    ... .” However, she has endlessly relapsed on drugs and even shaved her head to hide the evidence of her amphetamine addiction. 4. Snoop Dogg Rapper Snoop Dogg has been busted quite a few times for his marijuana possession ... continue reading
  • The 7 Most Addictive Prescription Medications

    Prescription drugs are commonly given to people suffering from with injuries or illnesses. They're legal when you've been prescribed the medication by a legitimate medical provider. However, these drugs still can be addictive when taken as ...

    ... can cause increases or decreases in blood pressure and can even cause psychotic episodes when abused. 7. Amphetamines Amphetamines are often used by those who would like to stay awake longer, so you might see someone ... continue reading
  • Six Colossal Drug Abuse Meltdowns and How to Spot the Warning Signs

    It's no mystery that celebrities, as well as the everyday Joe, can have problems with drugs. Because celebrities are in the limelight, though, we often see the drug abuse meltdown of famous people more prominently. The following six meltdowns were ...

    ... got Britney time in a psychiatric ward after a jury discovered that she regularly took thirty or more prescription amphetamine pills per day. Her prescription drug use was out of control, and the court ordered her to go ... continue reading
  • Snorting Ketamine

    Ketamine is a drug used in human and animal surgery to induce numbness and sedation without compromising breathing and blood pressure 1 . It is a dissociative anesthetic, and it has been increasingly used as a party drug due to the detached, ...

    ... or because it was used together with another intoxicating substance, such as alcohol, opiates, cocaine, or amphetamine 1 . Combining ketamine with other drugs can result in dangerous interactions and lead to a number of ... continue reading
  • Date Rape Drugs: It’s Not Just Roofies Anymore

    Rape is a serious criminal act, with the potential for severe and lasting repercussions on the victim's life. Rape involves sexually taking advantage of another person without their consent, and this includes having sex with a person who is ...

    ... bitter taste. The powder may even be cut with other powder substances such as cocaine , MDMA , or amphetamine for snorting and may be added to joints or cigarettes to drug a person without their knowledge. Ketamine is ... continue reading
  • MXE Drug Abuse

    Methoxetamine, also known as MXE, is a drug similar to ketamine and known for its hallucinogenic and dissociative properties 1 . MXE (sometimes called “Mexxy,” “M-ket,” “Special M,” or “legal ketamine”) is commonly sold on the ...

    ... , injected, or taken orally 2 . Users may also combine it with other drugs—often benzodiazepines, opioids, amphetamines, cannabis, and synthetic drugs 2 . While it is often marketed as a safe alternative to ketamine, it ... continue reading
  • CVS Digs Deep into the Trend of Stimulant Abuse

    Although drugs like heroin and cocaine tend to grab flashier and more dramatic headlines in the media, arguably the biggest substance issue among young adults and college students is prescription medication. In fact, prescription stimulants are ...

    ... providers. Recognize the Problem and Get Proactive at Home If you believe that your child might be abusing prescription stimulants, you'll want to look for some of the classic warning signs . Those include things like a ... continue reading
  • How to Treat Stimulant Addiction

    The stimulants are a broad class of substances that affect the nervous system in a way that leads to increased activity across a number of mental and physical processes—serving, in varying degrees, to boost energy and attention but also capable of ...

    ... may be able to cover all or part of the cost of rehab and associated therapies. Call Our Hotline Today Stimulant addiction has the power to ruin your life, but you can recover with help. If you are unsure of your ... continue reading
  • Concerta Abuse

    [quizBuddy quiz=”Concerta Abuse” question=”1″] What Is Concerta? Concerta is the brand name for an “extended-release” version of methylphenidate. Methylphenidate is also prescribed under the brand name Ritalin and is most often used to ...

    ... young adults (although adult ADHD diagnoses are on the rise, as well). Concerta, or methylphenidate, is a schedule II stimulant drug , which means it has a high potential for abuse and addiction. When taken in high doses ... continue reading
  • Ritalin Abuse

    Ritalin is the trade name for methylphenidate, a stimulant of the central nervous system used to treat attention deficit disorder (ADD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. It can be very addictive, especially when misused or taken via ...

    ... previous. According to SAMHSA's DAWN Report , the number of visits to emergency rooms due to complications from ADHD stimulant use shot up from 13,379 in 2005 to 31,244 in 2010 . Where do people get their prescription ... continue reading
  • Find a Substance Abuse Rehab Center or Resource in Hemet, CA

    Methamphetamine abuse is a serious problem in Riverside County, which includes the small city of Hemet, California. Although the news with regard to drug abuse in the U.S. overwhelmingly focuses on the opioid abuse epidemic, and the more than 100 ...

    ... meth and sell it for very cheap prices throughout California and other states. People addicted to this powerful stimulant now have a source of higher-potency, and more dangerous, meth. 4 Californians also have high rates ... continue reading
  • Find a Substance Abuse Rehab Center or Resource in North Las Vegas, NV

    Nevada's rate of stimulant overdose deaths is the highest in the nation and may even bypass the rate of opioid overdose deaths in the state if the rate continues to rise. 1 In fact, Nevada was one of only 14 states in which the psychostimulant ...

    ... , in many cases more than one course of it. To find a program and take back your life, call us now. Bekker, Jessie. (2018). Nevada's death rate from meth, other stimulants highest in nation. Las Vegas Review-Journal. continue reading
  • Find a Substance Abuse Rehab Center or Resource in Alhambra, CA

    California has long had one of the lowest rates of drug overdoses in the United States, although the large state struggles with high rates of stimulant abuse and has not come out of the national opioid crisis unaffected. Now, a super potent opioid, ...

    ... rates of drug overdoses in the United States, although the large state struggles with high rates of stimulant abuse and has not come out of the national opioid crisis unaffected. Now, a super potent opioid, fentanyl ... continue reading
  • Find a Substance Abuse Rehab Center or Resource in Compton, CA

    Although the numbers of meth labs and associated meth abuse rates have declined around the US, much of Southern California—including Compton and other cities in Los Angeles County—have seen a rise in meth abuse more recently. Much of the meth ...

    ... be at a higher risk of eventually abusing meth due to its major presence in the area. This stimulant drug creates a rush of energy and excitement, but it may also cause hallucinations, increased aggression and paranoia ... continue reading
  • Find a Substance Abuse Rehab Center or Resource in Inglewood, CA

    Southern California is home to the city of Inglewood in Los Angeles County. As part of one of the largest metropolitan areas in the United States, Inglewood is home to over 100,000 people, many of whom struggle with substance abuse. 1 The National ...

    ... in Los Angeles County. 3 Additionally, meth-related fatal car crashes rose 71% between 2011 and 2014. 3 This stimulant drug is extremely dangerous, whether it is snorted or smoked as a white powder or, as crystal meth ... continue reading
  • Find a Substance Abuse Rehab Center or Resource in Montebello, CA

    Montebello, California, is home to slightly more than 63,000 residents. Despite its relatively small size, the area struggles with methamphetamine abuse and addiction, like many of the other small cities throughout Los Angeles County. 1 Public ...

    ... once compared to 2.9% of the state's high school students. 2 Meth is a very dangerous and addictive stimulant, and rates of its abuse in the LA area are on the rise. 3 Evidence-based treatment to overcome this addiction ... continue reading
  • Media and Infographics

    From the substance abuse dangers to intervention tips, nothing communicates drug and treatment facts like imagery. DrugAbuse.com produces videos, slideshows, and infographics to clarify the facts about substance abuse and addiction treatment. ...

    ... from recoverybrands 10 Myths About Drug Addiction from recoverybrands Infographics Heroin Timeline Prescription Stimulant Abuse & Young Adults Blood Alcohol Content Explained Opioids, Pregnancy, and NAS Tramadol ... continue reading
  • Find a Substance Abuse Rehab Center or Resource in Summerlin South, NV

    Drug overdose is a serious problem in the state of Nevada. The last 3 years of data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show the state surpassing the national average in drug overdose death rates for each of those years. 1 As a ...

    ... withdrawal is completed with support but without medications. This may be more appropriate for drugs like stimulants where the physical symptoms are likely to be somewhat less intense. For substances such as opioids ... continue reading
  • Dexedrine Abuse

    Dexedrine is the brand name for an extended-release formulation of dextroamphetamine, a central nervous system stimulant prescribed to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. Dextroamphetamine is also one of the active ...

    ... Dexedrine in a misguided attempt to improve their performance in school or at work. 1,2 They may also use stimulants to stay awake during social gatherings and parties. 1 NIDA states that since drug use early in life is ... continue reading
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