Category: Stimulant Abuse


Short term and long term effects of stimulants


http://teens.drugabuse.gov/facts/facts_stim2.php

I provided a link with information on stimulants and their short term and long term effects.People think that because stimulants are not “heavy” drugs or don’t look at them as serious,that they can use them whenever and there not be any effects.even though stimulants are prescribed they can cause harm to the body when abused,specifically our dopamine levels.

What do you think?



http://youtu.be/5x93935bpvs

Understanding addiction to a stimulant


 

http://youtu.be/HvjXqf3Yhn8

Stimulant abuse


This video is of a guy explaining his addiction to adderall!

 

http://youtu.be/1pCg6AIN7JQ

The stimulants:Ritalin


http://youtu.be/jDRDBYjd_IA

 

Above is a video explaining the side effects of the drug Ritalin. Ritalin is a drug that is used to treat ADHD or ADD and narcolepsy. It is a central nervous system stimulant which affects chemicals in the brain and nerves that contribute to hyperactivity and impulse control.

 

Why I chose Stimulant Addiction


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.