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Stimulants: When enough never is...

Stimulants
"I found that I needed to keep using more, just to get the same effect".

Stimulants (such as cocaine and amphetamines) are "short acting", speeding up the processes of the body and mind with a powerful effect on energy levels, confidence and mood. But they wear off quickly, so people often use more and more to prevent a "crash", making them highly addictive.

Regardless of how much or how often you use them, stimulants can cause serious harm. Cutting down or stopping can be hard but this is a great place to start.

Stimulants

It'll never happen to me...

Research has shown that up to 3 per cent of all sudden deaths are linked to stimulant (cocaine) use.

The rate of cocaine dependence has doubled over the last four years in the 18 to 24 year old age group and is now the commonest reason for presentation of this age group to Addiction services.

Do you recognise any of these comments in others or yourself?