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The Dangers of Snorting, Injecting, and Smoking Stimulants
May 20, 2024

Common Stimulants Stimulants cover a broad category of prescription medications, such as those used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy, as well as substances like cocaine that are widely used illicitly. To be sure, even legally prescribed stimulants can be diverted and misused for non-medical purposes.3,4 Commonly prescribed stimulants include:4,5   Amphetamines […]

Esports: The Sharp Edge of Adderall in Professional Gaming
Mar 17, 2021

For any serious competitor, finding a competitive edge is going to be part of game-planning. In a perfect world with a level playing field, this edge is realized through experience, practice, research, drive, and commitment. However, there’s always the temptation to find a sharper – and more ethically ambiguous – edge to win. From steroid […]

How Long Does Adderall Stay in Your System?
Feb 27, 2019

What Is Adderall? Adderall is a stimulant medication used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. It contains a mixture of both amphetamine and dextroamphetamine. Branded pharmaceutical formulations that include this stimulant combo include Adderall (immediate release), Adderall XR (extended release), and Mydayis (extended release). Immediate-release forms of the drug are available in oral […]

Vyvanse Overdose: How Much Vyvanse is Fatal?
Feb 15, 2019

What Is Vyvanse? Vyvanse, whose generic name is lisdexamfetamine dimesylate, is a medication prescribed for the treatment of ADHD and moderate to severe BED. For either condition, the person typically takes one pill daily in the morning.1 Vyvanse is a stimulant. It is not known exactly how Vyvanse relieves symptoms of ADHD, but stimulants increase […]

How Long Does Ritalin Stay in Your System?
Oct 17, 2018

Ritalin is a brand name for the drug methylphenidate, which is one of the approved treatments for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Ritalin can also be used to treat the sleep disorder narcolepsy, a disorder where a person has problems staying awake during the day. The drug used to be only available in an immediate-release […]

Adderall vs. Vyvanse: What’s the Difference?
Oct 10, 2018

Adderall (amphetamine and dextroamphetamine) and Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) are central nervous system stimulant medications. They are both approved to treat ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). Vyvanse is not approved for use for children under the age of 6. Adderall is also approved to treat the sleep disorder narcolepsy, and Vyvanse is approved by the Food and […]

How Long Does Vyvanse Stay in Your System?
Oct 9, 2018

What is Vyvanse? Vyvanse is a controlled substance, classified by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in the Schedule II categorization of controlled substances. It requires a prescription from a physician. Stimulants like Vyvanse may often be used by physicians for off-label purposes, such as to counteract lethargy, address hypoactive delirium, or even as […]

How Are Benzofuran Drugs Abused?
Oct 2, 2018

Benzofurans are a type of psychoactive drug that are part of the amphetamine and phenylethylamine classes. They are known to produce feelings of euphoria and to stimulate the sympathetic nervous system, or the body’s system that is responsible for the instincts of flight or fight. A relatively new type of drug, little is known about […]

Stimulant Abuse: Signs, Effects, and Treatment Options
Aug 3, 2018

Read on for a broad overview of stimulants, including various types and effects, their addictive potential, and treatment options for stimulant misuse. What Is a Stimulant? Stimulants increase central nervous system activity through their interaction with various neurotransmitter systems—including norepinephrine and dopamine. This can ultimately lead to an increase in attention, alertness, and energy, among […]

Vyvanse Addiction: Signs, Symptoms and Treatment Options
Apr 28, 2017

What is Vyvanse? Vyvanse, the brand name for lisdexamfetamine dimesylate, is a prescription central nervous system stimulant for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and moderate to severe binge eating disorder in adults.1 But similar to many prescription stimulants, Vyvanse can still be misused and can lead to addiction, dependence, and more.1 For […]

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