Other stimulants that are abused are prescription stimulants, most commonly those used for the treatment of narcolepsy and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Prescription stimulants increase alertness, attention, and energy, and while they may be used by some persons to get high, many individuals who use these drugs inappropriately may do so in an attempt to enhance academic/work performance or improve memory. Prevalence data on the use of prescription stimulants are currently not available from national surveys.
Information on persons entering substance abuse treatment related to prescription stimulant use is available from the Treatment Episode Data System (TEDS). The TEDS provides the number of persons entering substance use treatment, the drugs they are using at the time of admission, the primary drug for which they are seeking treatment, as well as basic demographic information. TEDS data are available for both Indiana and the U.S.; however, TEDS data for Indiana do not reflect all persons in substance abuse treatment but only those in treatment at facilities that receive funds from the Indiana Division of Mental Health and Addictions. TEDS data related to prescription stimulant use can be viewed by age, race, and gender. The percent of treatment admissions related to prescription stimulant use across the state for the past 10 years and trend data are available for each of Indiana’s 92 counties.
The following visualizations provide information on individuals reporting the use of stimulants, other than cocaine or methamphetamine, at the time of their admission to substance abuse treatment.
Stimulants - Primary Substance
The following visualizations provide information on individuals entering substance abuse treatment primarily for the use of stimulants, other than cocaine or methamphetamine: