Stimulants Quiz

Stimulants

Prescribed Stimulants

These medications are not meant to be used recreationally, and are often abused. Prescription stimulants are prescribed to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), they are intended to have a calming effect on an individual. When misused, however, they do quite the opposite.

Unfortunately, abuse is on the rise. Prescriptions for stimulants have more than tripled since 2007, so the problem isn't going away soon. Withdrawals from prescription stimulants can include everything from "the shakes" to seizures, hypertension, and psychosis.  Continued use of stimulants can open the pathway for illegal methamphetamine and cocaine, very powerful and highly addictive drugs.

The following are some common stimulants that can be associated with addiction:

  • Adderall
  • Ritalin
  • Concerta
  • Focalin
  • Attenade
  • Vyvanse

Illegal Stimulants

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If you feel you may have a problem with stimulants, it's more common than you think. Take this quick quiz to find out if you are showing signs of prescription stimulant abuse and how you can get help today.

Stimulants

  1. Do you use stimulants in larger amounts or for longer amount of time than you intended?

    Yes No
  2. Do you want to cut down or stop taking stimulants, but are unable to?

    Yes No
  3. Do you spend a lot of time looking for, taking, or recovering from the effects of stimulants?

    Yes No
  4. Do you experience cravings, or strong desires and urges to use stimulants?

    Yes No
  5. Are you unable to manage doing what you should at work, home, or school because of your stimulant use?

    Yes No
  6. Do you continue to use stimulants, even when it causes problems in your relationships?

    Yes No
  7. Do you give up important social, occupational, or recreational activities because of your stimulant use?

    Yes No
  8. Do you tend to put yourself in physically hazardous situations when using stimulants?

    Yes No
  9. Do you continue to use stimulants even when you know you have a physical or psychological problem that could have been caused or made worse by the stimulants?

    Yes No
  10. Do you need to use more stimulants to get the same effect?

    Yes No
  11. Have you ever had stimulant withdrawal symptoms, which may include fatigue, vivid, unpleasant dreams, insomnia, hypersomnia, increased appetite, and agitation? Or have you ever tried to relieve these symptoms by taking more stimulants?

    Yes No