Stimulants such as Adderall® or Ritalin® are often prescribed for ADHD. When taken as a doctor prescribes, they are generally...

Stimulants such as Adderall® or Ritalin® are often prescribed for ADHD. When taken as a doctor prescribes, they are generally safe. But because prescription stimulants act on the same brain systems as cocaine, taking them to get "high" can put people at risk for negative health effects, including addiction and overdose.