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Prescription Stimulants: DEPENDENCE, WITHDRAWAL & ALTERNATIVES

Prescription stimulants are forms of stimulant drugs that are often prescribed for Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD).
These prescription drugs are chemically similar to illicit drugs within the stimulants class of drugs like cocaine, amphetamine, and methamphetamine, just at lower dosages. Prescription stimulants may also be used to treat narcolepsy and depression.

What Are the Types of Prescription Stimulant Drugs & Medications?

What Drugs are prescribed for ADD/ADHD?

Click on the type of prescription stimulant below to learn more. We provide peer reviewed clinical information about the drugs themselves, as well as resources and FAQs about prescription stimulant dependence, withdrawal, and quitting prescription stimulants safely.

Prescription Stimulants Medication FAQs

Because the active ingredient in prescription stimulant and ADHD medications can vary, it is best to look for your questions for specific types of stimulant medications. However, general questions and queries about the prescription stimulant class of drugs are found below.

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Is ADHD Medication a Stimulant?

There are several medications used to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD), and the majority of them are considered stimulants. Many ADHD medications contain the active ingredients: dextroamphetamine, amphetamine, methylphenidate, and even methamphetamine. These chemicals are all considered stimulants, and stimulants are generally considered as “safe” by physicians in low dosages. However, the side effects can be similar in both low and high dosages.

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