Stimulant Addiction and Abuse in London Greater London

Stimulants Awareness


Students and athletes are among the most frequent abusers of Stimulants while attempting to boost performance. Recreational use of Stimulants is also not uncommon.

Stimulants improve cognitive function and alertness by stimulating the CNS. Excitants can be illegal drugs like Cocaine or medically approved. Injection, snorting and oral ingestion are common ways of taking Stimulants.

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Brands And Prescription Stimulants

Obesity, narcolepsy, and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD, are some of the disorders in which Stimulants are used to treat them. Amphetamines and methylphenidates are the most common prescription Stimulants. Effects of abusing these Stimulants are particularly similar; however, there is a molecular distinction between amphetamines (such as Adderall) and methylphenidates (such as Ritalin). According to the necessary lasting and power in each patient, the amphetamines and methylphenidates are ordered by doctors.


The Stimulants most famous are

  • Adderall - Adderall was approved in 1960 and is presently the most famous ADHD treatment drug and the most commonly prescribed amphetamine in the United States.
  • Dexedrine is applied for ADHD treatment, it was legalized in 1976 in the market by the US.
  • Americans applied the use of the drug first.
  • The Air force in order to keep the pilots alert and awake longer during World War II until the Gulf War.
  • Ritalin - has been used since 1955 for treating hyperactive children.
  • Ritalin differs from Dexedrine and Adderall as it is a Methylphenidate.
  • At the molecular level, Amphetamines and Methylphenidates are different but both substances have a stimulating effect.
  • Concerta - a new drug used for ADHD since 2000.
  • Although it shares its molecular structure with Ritalin, its intensity and the length of time that its effects stay in the body.
  • Desoxyn - this is a methamphetamine that is highly regulated and prescribed.
  • It was the first remedy ordered to treat obesity in 1947.
  • It is also used to treat ADHD.
  • Ephedrine - this Stimulants is commonly used as a bronchodilator that widens the bronchi to aid patients with asthma and was also used to suppress appetite.
  • It is frequently available over the counter and is commonly used as an ingredient in clandestine meth labs.

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Stimulants Misuse Effects

Classified as Schedule II drugs, these are highly regulated due to their potency for addiction while being used as treatment drugs. Prescription Stimulants are abused by nearly 900,000 Americans every month.

The effects of Stimulants include

  • Joyfulness
  • A reduction in appetite
  • Alertness
  • Excessive talking
  • Feeling energetic

The common reason in abusing prescribed Stimulants is to achieve enhanced performance. The data shows more athletes and students are abusing this drug to significantly improve their capacity to perform.

Dopamine has a feel-good effect on the body and Stimulants cause an increase in its production. The brain loose is a capacity of producing dopamine in the rights quantity, after a long time of consuming Stimulants. The addiction will come thanks to the need of producing dopamine and feel its effect.


Illegal Stimulants

Crystal meth, crack and Cocaine are the generally known Stimulants sets. The effect of these drugs and those of prescription Stimulants are similar.