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Amphetamine misuse is a growing problem in our country that needs a solution. Find out more about what amphetamines are used for and how they are abused below.
What are Amphetamines?
Amphetamines are stimulant drugs that wake up the brain and help people focus. Doctors commonly prescribe amphetamines for patients with narcolepsy or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
While amphetamine drugs are useful for certain medical conditions, they are also easily abused. Learn more about why amphetamines may be a growing issue in the United States below.
Are Amphetamines a Growing Problem?
The rise of ADHD diagnoses in children across the United States means that amphetamine use is on the rise. Many young people are getting prescriptions for amphetamine drugs, and then misusing them or even selling them to other kids or students to achieve a high or improve performance. Adderall is one type of amphetamine commonly misused as a “study drug” to help students focus better and complete schoolwork more easily. However, amphetamines like Adderall have a lot of negative consequences, and they are becoming a growing problem on college campuses and beyond.
When you know someone who is abusing amphetamines, they need help from a rehab or treatment center.
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