Stimulants are commonly found in medications used to help treat people with different types of attention deficit disorders. The two primary types of disorders in which a person would be prescribed these medications are Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) as well as Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD). Many young people are diagnosed with these types of mental illnesses at a young age when they have problems sitting still or paying attention in class. A stimulant may help these individuals focus on what's going on and the task at hand, and they can be very beneficial. For some, these medications can become highly addictive to a point where individuals need addiction treatment.
The main medications that stimulate the mind are Adderall, Dexadrine, Concerta and Ritalin. Some of these addictive substances can also be found in diet aids like Didrex, Bontril, Preludin and Fastin. Common street names for stimulants include the following:
Many people like to abuse these medications because they use them when they go out and drink. The effects of these medications help people stay awake longer and not feel as drunk. There are also people who become hooked on the substances purely out of a desire to get as much work completed as possible. Thousands of college students become addicted to these medications because they're always studying for their classes.
Stimulants aren't only found in medications. They're also found in illegal street drugs like methamphetamines, cocaine and methcathinone. Similarly to a prescription stimulant, many cocaine addicts use the drug when they go out drinking. While a person is on any of these drugs, there are dangerous effects on the body that can lead to heart failure, delirium and psychosis.
Addiction treatment is the best way for people to learn how to never pick up a drug or abuse alcohol again. Although the disease of addiction is cunning, baffling and powerful, recovery from this potentially fatal mental illness is possible. Millions of people who once found it difficult to go a single day without abusing drugs have learned a better way to live and have experienced years of sobriety. If you or someone you love is struggling with an addiction to a stimulant or any other substance, allow Freedom For Addiction to help you find a qualified addiction treatment center.
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