Stimulant Misuse

Prescription Stimulant Misuse is Dangerous and Illegal

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 Dangers of Medicine Abuse

You're in Control: Using Prescription Medication Responsibly

Tips for Teens: Prescription Stimulants

Safe Medication Practices for Life

Scientifically Proven Best Ways to Study

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


National Council on Patient Information and Education
SAMHSA's Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator


Heather Allan
Project Coordinator