Often referred to as “uppers,” stimulants cause users to feel alert, energized, and even euphoric. Certain stimulants may be prescribed to treat ADHD and narcolepsy, including amphetamines (Adderall and Dexedrine) or methylphenidate (Ritalin and Concerta). Other illegal substances, such as crack cocaine, methamphetamine, bath salts, and MDMA, are also considered stimulants. Certain types of synthetic cannabinoids can also have a stimulating and addictive effect on users.

Both prescription and illicit stimulants can result in a cycle of misuse and addiction. In fact, abuse of stimulants is currently on the rise, with a 30 percent jump in the number of stimulant-related overdose deaths. Of the 16 million adults using prescription stimulants, 5 million have misused them at least once.

With a growing trend toward stimulant abuse, it’s important to educate yourself on the prevention and treatment of stimulant addiction and misuse. Find out more about commonly misused stimulants below:

Ritalin Addiction


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Spice-K2 Addiction


Spice-K2 Addiction And Treatment
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MDMA Ecstasy Addiction


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Crack Cocaine


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Bath Salts

Bath Salts

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Amphetamine Addiction


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Adderall Addiction


5 Signs Of Adderall Addiction
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