At Avanti Behavioral Health we know teen adderall addiction is serious problem. Stimulants are a class of drugs that speed up the body’s central nervous system. Stimulants can increase cognitive function and cause a state of alertness. There are a number of legal and illicit drugs that fall into this category. Some examples of stimulants include Adderall, Cocaine, Caffeine, Ritalin, Amphetamine, and Methamphetamine.
Prescription stimulants are particularly dangerous due to the availability of these drugs without a prescription from family members and friends. Adolescents and young adults make up the demographic that abuses this specific prescription medication the most frequently.
People take amphetamines for a variety of reasons. Some strive to lose weight, others want to escape the agonies of depression and some simply want to experience a more powerful high. Stimulants such as Adderall or Ritalin begin with prescriptions use and then can develop into the use of illegal street drugs like Methamphetamine. Methamphetamine is a synthetic stimulant known on the street as meth, crystal, glass, shards or crank.
Crystal meth is a highly addictive and extremely dangerous drug. A typical user starts by occasionally snorting the crystal or rock-like chunks. It doesn’t take long to graduate to more frequent use and the search for a higher high which often involves either smoking or ingesting the crystals or even by injecting the drug into the bloodstream.
If you or someone you know is struggling with Stimulant Addiction, call Avanti Behavioral Health Today.
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