Street Names: Adderall, Dexedrine, Ritalin
Looks Like: Tablets or Capsules
How It's Used/Abused: Swallowed, injected or snorted
What Teens Have Heard: "Keeps you active and focused."
Short and Long Term Effects: Taking high doses may result in dangerously high body temperatures and an irregular heartbeat. Potential for heart attacks or lethal seizures.
Signs of Abuse: Lack of appetite, increased alertness, increased attention span, increased energy. Medicine bottles present without illness, prescription bottles missing, disrupted eating and sleeping patterns.
Every Parent Should Know: Many teens abuse this prescribed medication to help them cram for exams or suppress their appetite.
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