Michael Ash & Associates are pleased to provide this resource to Addiction Rehab Treatment, which is actively working to raise awareness on stimulants and the long-term risks.

Some stimulants are used to treat ADHD, such as Ritalin, Adderall, and Concerta. Although stimulants provide beneficial short-term effects, long-term abuse often has severe consequences such as cardiovascular damage and risk of addiction.

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On Stimulants from the Addiction Rehab Treatment Website:

Stimulants are a broad classification that includes many different substances. These drugs include common compounds such as caffeine and nicotine, illicit substances such as cocaine and meth, and prescription amphetamines such as Ritalin, Adderall, and Concerta.

Stimulants work by increasing dopamine and norepinephrine in the brain, which triggers the brain’s reward system and the body’s cardiovascular system, respectively. The increase in these chemicals improves concentration and decreases fatigue, desirable effects for those with stress, narcolepsy, or treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

This makes stimulants very popular and commonly abused, especially among young adults seeking to outperform their peers in academics, athletics, or in the workforce. While stimulants can provide beneficial short-term effects, long-term abuse of these drugs often has severe consequences such as cardiovascular damage, and a risk of addiction.