These stimulant medications are prescribed to treat attention deficit disorders and are sometimes used without a prescription. Though relatively safe if taken as prescribed, these medications don’t work for everyone. It may be difficult to tell if a friend is using unless you observe them. One caution: Ritalin can mask the signs of drowsiness and lead to impaired driving.
How can you tell if a friend is using?
- inflated sense of accomplishment
- dilated pupils
- dry mouth
- loss of appetite
- increased energy
- overstimulates body
- makes concentration difficult
- feelings of agitation
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