Prescription Stimulants (a.k.a. Bennies, Black Beauties, Speed, Truck Drivers, Skippy, Vitamin R, MPH, JIF, Uppers)

Stimulants are medications that increase alertness, attention, energy, blood pressure, heart rate & breathing.

Examples of these include Adderall, Benzedrine, Concerta, and Ritalin.

What are the short term effects of Stimulants?

The short-terms effects include increased alertness, attention, energy, narrowed blood vessels, increased blood sugar, opened-up breathing passages.

What are the long-term effects of Stimulants?

The long-terms effects include heart problems, psychosis, anger & paranoia. There is a risk of HIV, hepatitis, & other infectious diseases.

What are the symptoms of withdrawal?

There are symptoms of withdrawal these include depression, tiredness & sleep problems.

How are Stimulants used?

They can be injected, swallowed, smoked, chewed or snorted.

What do they look like?

Stimulants can be tablets, pills, capsules, & liquid.