Prescription Drugs Amphetamines
By: Elena Agosto & Monica Malkinska
What are prescription drug amphetamines?
How are Stimulants Abused?
How do Prescription Stimulants Affect the Brain?
Can you get Addicted to Stimulants?
Yes, you can get addicted. Addiction is when you constantly want to have the drug you're abusing, and keep taking it. But when you suddenly stop taking it you can get withdrawal. When this happens this can cause inability to feel pleasure, thoughts of suicide, anxiety, irritability, feeling very tired, and lack of energy.
What are the Other Side Effects of Stimulant Abuse?
Can you Die if you Abuse Stimulants?
How Many Teens Abuse this Stimulant?
A lot of teens in various grades abuse this drug. In 8th, 10th and 12th in their lifetime there is a high percent. 8th graders is 6.80%, 10th grade 9.70%, and 12th grade 10.80 percent.
What Should you do if Someone you Know Needs Help?
If you know someone who has this addiction then you should call National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Their number is 1-800-273-TALK. They do more than just talk about suicide. They also talk about things that can help you.