Stimulants are potentially addictive drugs that people take to increase their energy levels and alertness. These medications or illicit drugs vary widely in potency, depending on their type and form. Stimulants affect the central nervous system by speeding up its normal function. It’s important to learn common slang names for stimulants so you can recognize references to these drugs in conversations or text messages. This could make the difference between spotting an addiction and helping someone get the treatment they need and watching them throw their life away.
Stimulants increase the heart rate and respiratory rate. Many people turn to these drugs when they want to enhance their ability to focus. They may also be the drug of choice for people who want to have higher energy levels or metabolism rates. As the body revs up under the influence of stimulants, blood pressure and body temperature also rise.
The most common stimulants are methamphetamines, methylphenidates, and cocaine, which also includes crack cocaine. Every specific type of stimulant has street and slang names that people often use when referring to the drugs. For example, cocaine may be called “powder,” “snow,” “coke,” or “nose candy.” Slang names for stimulants that are amphetamines include “bennies,” “black beauties,” “amps,” and “pick-me-ups.” The slang names for methamphetamines include “ice,” “crank,” “crystal,” and “speed.” Some prescription stimulants include Ritalin and Adderall. When people use these prescription medications recreationally, they may refer to them with stimulant street names such as “pep pills,” “co-pilots,” or simply “ups.”
If you overhear any of these stimulant street names in a conversation, it’s possible that drug abuse is occurring. It’s important that you get help right away, and that’s where we come in. BetterAddictionCare helps people find addiction recovery solutions through our nationwide network of treatment centers. We’ll help you locate the best facility for your needs, which is often near you, but if it isn’t close by, we can help arrange transportation. These facilities offer inpatient therapy and addiction counseling with a highly trained recovery team. Medically assisted detox is also available, when necessary, and this treatment is designed to keep patients safe and comfortable. These facilities offer cost-effective rehabilitation, and many centers accept private insurance coverage.
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