Stimulants what you need to know


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Caffeine is the most widely available and consumed psychoactive stimulant in the world? As stimulants continue to be easily accessible to individuals of all ages, it is essential to provide education and awareness to populations that are most vulnerable. The teen brain continues to develop through adolescence and into the mid-twenties. These years are critical for the development of the brain. The misuse of stimulants can alter development, affect the reward system, and lead to an increased risk of a substance use disorder as an adult.

Stimulants ID Guide

Education and awareness provide the foundation for individuals to make safe and informed decisions. Stimulants are powerful, psychoactive substances that can speed up the body’s central nervous system. Stimulants are commonly prescribed for people with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or Narcolepsy. Unfortunately, stimulants can be easily accessed and misused. Adolescents can acquire stimulants through nicotine, caffeine, some dietary supplements such as pre-workout supplements, prescription diversion from their peers, or medicine cabinets at home.


Download our 15-page Stimulants ID Guide to learn all you can about stimulants so you can make informed decisions to protect yourself, your loved ones, and your community members.

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