What are Stimulants

Introduction

Stimulants are drugs that increase the activity of the body’s central nervous system. They are used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or narcolepsy, but they can also be abused for their euphoric effects. Stimulant addiction can cause serious health problems, including cardiovascular and respiratory conditions as well as psychological issues such as paranoia and hallucinations.

Types of Stimulants

Stimulants are drugs that stimulate the central nervous system. They can be used to treat ADHD and narcolepsy, as well as obesity. Some examples of stimulants include cocaine, amphetamine, methamphetamine (a type of methamphetamine), ecstasy (MDMA) and modafinil.

Stimulants increase levels of dopamine in the brain’s reward centers—the area responsible for motivation and pleasure—and they do this by increasing levels of adrenaline or norepinephrine in your body’s fight-or-flight response. This makes you feel more alert while using them but also increases heart rate and blood pressure which can lead to problems like high blood pressure or heart failure if taken improperly or overused.[1][2]

Cocaine

Cocaine is a powerful stimulant that can be snorted, smoked or injected. It’s also a Schedule II drug, which means it has a high potential for abuse and dependency.

Cocaine causes addiction and physical dependence in some users. The good news is that cocaine withdrawal symptoms are mild compared to many other substances (including alcohol).

Crystal Meth

Methamphetamine is a stimulant, which means it speeds up your body’s activity. It’s also an addictive drug that can cause damage to the brain and body over time.

Methamphetamine can be snorted or smoked, injected into muscles and veins or swallowed in pill form. This drug causes damage to the brain and body; it affects several organs including heart muscle tissue (the main reason why people with meth use is because they have trouble sleeping), blood vessels (causing anemia), liver function, kidneys function as well as testicles

Amphetamine

Amphetamine is a psychoactive drug that stimulates the central nervous system (CNS). It can be used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. Amphetamine is also used in the treatment of obesity, depression, or anxiety disorders. Amphetamines act primarily on the CNS to activate sympathetic nerves and increase blood pressure, heart rate and breathing rate.

Amphetamine has been prescribed for many years as an appetite suppressant due to its ability to increase energy levels while decreasing food intake. This makes it ideal for treating weight loss attempts but may lead to side effects such as insomnia if taken too often over time because it causes drowsiness which can interfere with sleep quality; however this effect can often be avoided by taking smaller amounts at regular intervals throughout each day instead of large doses all at once so long as you’re willing

to deal with any negative consequences associated with this method!

Prescription stimulants

Prescription stimulants are used to treat ADHD. They can be addictive, causing serious health problems if abused or misused. Illegal prescription stimulants include:

  • Ritalin (methylphenidate)
  • Adderall (amphetamine/dexamphetamine)
  • Focalin (lysine analogues of methylphenidate)

Ecstasy/MDMA

MDMA is a chemical that affects the brain and nervous system. It’s also known as ecstasy, molly and XTC. Its effects are similar to those of other stimulants like cocaine, amphetamine and methamphetamine. However, it can be more dangerous because it’s mixed with other dangerous substances like alcohol or heroin.

MDMA can cause feelings of euphoria (feeling good), increased energy levels and an increase in libido (sex drive). Users may also feel relaxed or open up emotionally after taking MDMA. These positive effects usually last for several hours after taking the drug but sometimes they last longer depending on how much you’ve taken at once; some people experience these effects for days after taking one dose!

Although MDMA has been around since 1914 when it was first synthesized by Merck pharmaceutical company researchers, today we know less about this substance than ever before due its illegal status worldwide which makes research into its properties very difficult despite recent attempts by scientists worldwide who continue working hard towards understanding what makes this drug tick so well.”

Over-the-counter/herbal stimulants

Over-the-counter stimulants are drugs that can be bought without a prescription. They’re often used to treat ADHD, attention deficit disorder (ADD), or narcolepsy. These drugs include:

  • Ritalin
  • Adderall
  • Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine)

Stimulant Addiction is a serious condition that destroys lives.

Stimulant addiction is a serious condition. It destroys lives and can be prevented by avoiding the use of stimulants.

Stimulants are drugs that increase the activity of your central nervous system, making you feel more alert and awake than usual. This can help you stay focused, alert, or energetic for longer periods of time in order to complete tasks at work or school (and other activities). Stimulants also make people feel energetic enough to exercise more often—which is good for both their physical health and mental well-being!

However, some people start taking stimulants without realizing that they have an addiction problem until it gets worse over time. This happens when a person tries different types of stimulant medicines without getting any real medical help first because they think these medications will solve all their problems related specifically towards treating depression issues which could potentially lead up into becoming addicted

Conclusion

Stimulant addiction is a serious condition that destroys lives. If you or someone you know has a problem with stimulants, it’s important to seek help immediately. The sooner you get help, the less likely it is that your addiction will get worse and lead to other problems such as criminal charges or jail time.