Learn the basic facts behind the dangers of methamphetamines and other stimulants, their chemistry and harmful effects, signs of addiction and dependence, addiction treatment options, prevention tools for parents, and much more.The stimulant class of drugs includes medicine used to treat legitimate conditions such as ADHD and narcolepsy, but also includes illicitly produced methamphetamines and other harmful and addictive drugs. In this Hazelden Quick Guide, expert resources and information come together in an engaging and accessible e-book short. Topics include:• What methamphetamine and stimulants are, and how and why they were created• The history of their use and abuse• Changing cultural, social, and legal factors• Definitions of use, abuse, and dependence, with information on prevention and advice for parents• How the drugs work, including their health effects and what makes them so addictive• Intervention and effective treatment methods• Relapse prevention tools for recovering dependents and addicts
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