I decided to do this topic because I took a Psychology of Addiction class last semester and it was very interesting learning about the different types of addictions and its effects. I was able to get a better sense of the word “addiction” and what it really means. there are many people who actually abuse prescription drugs given by doctors for legitimate disorders such as:  ADHD, sleep disorders, and respiratory problems just to name a few. Stimulants are often referred to as uppers because they heighten alertness and concentration. Stimulants are very popular among college students and teens.