Stimulant Drug Abuse

Stimulants: Get the facts on illegal stimulants such as cocaine and methamphetamine. Stimulants make people more alert, increase their attention, and raise their blood pressure, heart rate, and breathing. Stimulants come in a variety of forms, including amphetamines, cocaine, and ...1

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Symptoms of Stimulant Drug Abuse

Stimulants increase alertness, attention, and energy, as well as elevate blood pressure, heart rate, and respiration. ...Source: SAMHSA (DHHS)2 ...

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Complications of Stimulant Drug Abuse

Improper use of stimulants (other than when used as prescribed by a doctor) can lead to hostility, paranoia, and even psychotic symptoms. Improper stimulant use can also result in unsafely elevated body temperature, irregular heartbeat, heart failure, and seizures. Source ...3

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Causes List for Stimulant Drug Abuse

Some possible causes of Stimulant Drug Abuse or similar disorders may include:4

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Types of Stimulant Drug Abuse

Stimulants come in a variety of forms, including amphetamines, cocaine, and methamphetamines. Prescription medications for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are also often stimulants. ...Source: SAMHSA (DHHS)5 ...

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References

  1. Source: SAMHSA (DHHS): samhsa.gov/ atod/ stimulants
  2. Source: SAMHSA (DHHS): samhsa.gov/ disorders/ substance-use
  3. Source: SAMHSA (DHHS): samhsa.gov/ atod/ stimulants
  4. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  5. Source: SAMHSA (DHHS): samhsa.gov/ atod/ stimulants

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