ER doctors seeing more ADD drug abuse
Doctors are now warning about the potentially deadly side effects of drugs used to treat Attention Deficit Disorder.
For people diagnosed with ADD, the treatment usually involves stimulant drugs.
When used as directed, they help the patient focus on the task at hand.
However, it is also becoming popular with people who are not suffering with the disorder.
Emergency room doctors say they are seeing more young adults who are coming into the ER showing signs of drug abuse.
Doctors say when taken as prescribed, the medications are safe.
Those who are abusing the prescriptions are taking too many at one time and the repercussions of stimulant abuse can last a lifetime.
Experts say abusing that kind of drug can cause damage to the heart.