Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction
Topic Summary

Prescription Stimulants (Canadian Drug Summary)

Summarizes data on the use of prescription stimulants like methylphenidate and mixed-salt amphetamine, including the harms and short-term and long-term effects, medical and non-medical use of prescription . Approximately 60% of postsecondary students who reported using prescription stimulants in 2019–2020 also reported problematic use.

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