The most common prescription stimulants include:
Teenagers in Kansas receive more prescriptions for stimulants than any other age group. These drugs are known as "study drugs" and are commonly misused among teens and young adults seeking to increase focus and concentration.
Intentionally taking more than prescribed hoping for increased focus or in attempt to get high.
Seeking early refills or additional prescriptions from healthcare providers and pharmacies you don’t typically use.
Obtaining the medication from someone other than your healthcare provider, for example, a family member, friend or off the street.
You take the medication in a way other than prescribed, for example, crushing a pill to smoke, snort or inject it for immediate effects.
You exaggerate or falsify symptoms in order to gain access to the medication.
You take someone else’s prescription stimulant hoping to have increased focus or in an attempt to get high.