Misuse of Prescription Stimulants
Psychostimulants with abuse potential include both illicit drugs, such as methamphetamine and ecstasy, as well as prescription stimulants. Prescription stimulants, which are drugs used to treat conditions such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or depression, can also be misused. Around 6 million Americans misused prescription stimulants in 2016, which is approximately two percent of the
U.S. population aged 12 years and older.
Taking prescription stimulants for reasons other than treating ADHD or narcolepsy could lead to harmful health effects, such as addiction, heart problems, or psychosis. Learn more via the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
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About Our PSA
Our PSA video was created in conjuntction with the Decatur Prevention Initiative to share with Georgia’s youth the dangers and realities of misusing prescription stimulants.