Ritalin is widely prescribed to both school children and adults, but some people abuse it non-medically for the cocaine-like high it produces. When they are later diagnosed with an early form of emphysema, they may realize that the thrill wasn’t worth the price.
For the last several years, America has been focused on overcoming an epidemic of opioid addiction. But as we fight this problem, are we unintentionally setting the stage for an epidemic of stimulant abuse?
Every year, millions of workplace drug tests performed by Quest Diagnostics provide insight into drug use trends across America. This year, their report on test results reveals that far more people are using cocaine and methamphetamine than in years past. We explain why this may be happening.
On college campuses, the misuse of prescription painkillers, stimulants and alcohol has forced schools to rally around those in recovery. But why are so many students having this problem?
Prescription stimulant abuse isn’t making the headlines but that doesn’t mean that parents should dismiss it as a threat to their children. Every child needs to learn how addictive these drugs can be.
Every year, the Drug Enforcement Administration publishes a new assessment of the threat posed to American lives and safety from drug abuse.
The young woman was painfully thin, soaking in warm bathtub to relieve the aches of heroin withdrawal. She didn’t understand why her mother had dropped in to see her at college or how her mother knew she was using heroin.
According to national surveys of young people and drug abuse, thousands of young people begin using harshly stimulating drugs every day. What these young people lack is the experience to understand is how these drugs affect the body and how they can threaten one’s very life.
Bismarck, North Dakota NBC affiliate KFYR-TV news carried a story in late February on the growing trend of stimulant drug abuse among young people throughout the United States.