Stimulant drugs are a cornerstone in the treatment of Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and are being prescribed at increasing rates. The safe prescription and use of these drugs by providers and patients alike is critically important to appropriately treating ADHD and preventing misuse. This presentation discusses how patients can be educated on the uses of stimulants and provides information on what to do in case of overdose. Additionally, resources for providers are provided to continue improving awareness of at-risk patients and community resources available to them.
Central Maine Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Practice
Stimulants, Substance use disorder, ADHD, Maine
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Casale, Sadie M., "Prescription Stimulants: Preventing Misuse Among Adults with ADHD" (2023). Family Medicine Clerkship Student Projects. 887.