Taking certain medications, many of which are controlled substances, without a doctor's prescription or misusing someone else's prescription is illegal. Only a doctor or pharmacist can legally give you a prescription.
THE BOTTOM LINE: All stimulants, including prescription stimulants, are dangerous and can be deadly. Talk to your parents, a doctor, a counselor, a teacher, or another adult you trust if you have questions.
LEARN MORE: Get the latest information on how drugs affect the brain and body at teens.drugabuse.gov