Stimulants include amphetamine prescriptions, methamphetamine, and cocaine. Stimulants are a class of drug that increase alertness, energy, and attention. They also increase a person’s breathing, heart rate, and blood pressure.
Amphetamine prescriptions are often used to treat ADHD, sleep disorders, and sometimes obesity. Amphetamines produce feelings of euphoria, insomnia, a loss of appetite, and increased attention and energy. With this, these drugs can be effective at treating certain conditions. But amphetamines often lead to addiction. Especially when used over a long period of time.
Frequently prescribed Amphetamines:
- Adderall XR
- Adzenys XR
Methamphetamine (Meth) is an extremely addictive drug. The body cannot completely metabolize meth, so the stimulating effects last much longer than other drugs. The U.S Drug Enforcement Administration states, “The effects of methamphetamine is are similar to that of cocaine, but the onset is slower and the duration lasts much longer.”
Methamphetamine use is rapidly rising, especially among young people. The drug is cheap and provides a powerful high, making it very attractive to its users.
Meth abuse takes a toll on the body quickly. Long-term effects of methamphetamine use includes psychosis, paranoia, hallucinations, and skin lesions from picking. Violent and erratic behavior is common among people who abuse methamphetamine.
Common street names for Meth:
- Stove Top