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How do stimulants work on the brain and body?

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Stimulants give your body a fast jump-start, causing a great boost in alertness, energy, and attention. Stimulants raise heart rate, blood sugar, and blood pressure, constrict blood vessels, and open the pathways of the respiratory system.

From: Prescription Drug Abuse WebMD Medical Reference

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FDA: "Prescription Drug Use and Abuse," "FDA approves first buprenorphine implant for treatment of opioid dependence."

National Institute on Drug Abuse: "Topics in Brief: Prescription Drug Abuse."

National Institute on Drug Abuse: "Trends in prescription drug abuse."

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on February 06, 2018

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FDA: "Prescription Drug Use and Abuse," "FDA approves first buprenorphine implant for treatment of opioid dependence."

National Institute on Drug Abuse: "Topics in Brief: Prescription Drug Abuse."

National Institute on Drug Abuse: "Trends in prescription drug abuse."

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on February 06, 2018

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