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What Are the Effects of Khat?

Khat is a flowering plant that is found natively from the Arabian Peninsula to the Horn of Africa. Chewing the leaves has been a practice among people living in that...

How to Treat an Addiction to Ritalin

Ritalin is a prescription stimulant used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and some other conditions. However, it is also a potentially addictive drug. Like other nervous system stimulants,...

What Are the Long-term Health Risks of Abusing Concerta?

Abusing Concerta Recently, concerns have been raised about young people and college students abusing Concerta, a brand-name drug that contains methylphenidate. As explained by Mayo Clinic, this drug is medically...

Prescription Stimulants that Are Often Abused

In recent years, a number of drugs have been put on the market to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and similar conditions. Because they are based on compounds that...

Stimulant ‘Study’ Drugs: The Ethics of Addiction

Across the country, more and more kids are getting diagnosed with attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and prescribed stimulant drugs to address the issue. Though studies demonstrate that kids...

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