Adderall is a psycho-stimulant drug that is used primarily to treat ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) and narcolepsy. It works by increasing the levels norepinephrine and dopamine in the brain. It is sometimes abused by persons who have no legitimate medical use of the drug.
Amphetamines are stimulants that affect both the body and mind. They may be prescription medications or sold illegally on the streets. Some individuals take them in order to stay awake and persons in certain industries may take them more than others, for example, truckers and pilots. Amphetamines also include methamphetamine which is a very popular drug among some addicts. Medically, amphetamines are prescribed to treat attention deficit disorder and a host of other ailments.
Caffeine is found in a number of different, common food stuffs and even in some medications. It is stimulant that affects the nervous system and makes individuals feel more energized and alert. Many people in the United States obtain caffeine via coffee, teas and soft drinks.
Cocaine is an extremely addicting and dangerous stimulant. It gives users a rush and bursts of energy both physically and mentally. It is one of the most abused drugs in the world.
Crack is a form of cocaine. Individuals convert cocaine into crack by dissolving it and then boiling it. After it dries, it has been converted to crack. Crack contains a high percentage of cocaine and is a very powerful and addicting. The high from crack does not last very long, typically only between 10 and 15 minutes. The crack epidemic has been a very serious one and has significantly and negatively affected many inner cities and poor rural areas, though the drug is not limited to these populations.
Crystal methamphetamine is a very pure form of methamphetamine. It is extremely powerful and addicting both physically and psychologically. Though most individuals smoke Crystal meth it can also be injected or snorted. Crystal meth is a stimulant and gives users a rash and feelings of euphoria. However, a person's actions while on crystal meth are unpredictable and often erratic. Persons may become violent and have homicidal or suicidal thoughts.
Ecstasy is a very popular club drug. It is a stimulant which may also make users hallucinate. Adolescents, teens, college age individuals and those in their early 20's use ecstasy the most, often times before they go out to party, clubbing or while attending raves. Individuals report feelings of emotional warmth, closeness with others, empathy, confidence and acceptance while high on ecstasy. Because it is a stimulant, individuals will experience increased energy both physically and psychologically.
Ritalin is prescribed by doctors to treat ADD (attention deficit disorder), ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) as well as narcolepsy. While these are all legitimate purposes for which the drug has proven to be effective, some people use Ritalin illegally and solely for recreational purposes. It is potentially addicting and it is possible to overdose. Taking too much Ritalin can even cause death. Vomiting, convulsions, hallucinations, profuse sweating and fainting can occur when a person has taken too much Ritalin.