Stimulants Addiction – Use of Prescription Stimulants Restricted

Because of the great potential for the development of a stimulants addiction, the use of prescription stimulants has been restricted to the treatment of just a few health conditions. Historically, stimulants were used in the treatment of respiratory conditions, asthma, obesity and certain neurological disorders. Now, stimulants are only prescribed for a small number of conditions including narcolepsy, ADHD and hard-to-treat depression.

In an attempt to quantify stimulant use and stimulants addiction, researchers now have access to powerful technology that gathers and analyzes thousands of pieces of online search data. Tracking queries for specific words and phrases provides insights into popular topics as well as societal trends. The following graphs represent the results of a study on “stimulants” and related phrases for a one-year period.

Examples of Stimulants Run the Gamete

In Graph 1 below, searches for examples of stimulants occupy most of the most popular searches. Even the specific phrase, “examples of stimulants” garnered 5,840 queries. Stimulant searches range from “appetite stimulants” (9,928) and “cns stimulants” (5,296), to “herbal stimulant” (4,745) and “drug stimulants” (3,924). Clearly, “stimulant” is a category of great and varied interest. It is also noteworthy to mention the frequency of misspelled words in searches; for example, almost 2,500 searches were recorded for “appitite stimulants”.

Stimulants Addictions Research - Prevalent Search Topics - Graph 1

(Continued on Graph 3 at the bottom of this page)

Top 30 two and three word combinations



  estimated searches/year across all search engines     
 0  42,000
stimulant drugs    40223
appetite stimulants    9928
appetite stimulant    7829
examples of stimulants    5840
history of stimulants    5475
cns stimulants    5296
kinds of stimulant drugs    5110
stimulant abuse    5110
herbal stimulant    4745
stimulant medication    4523
marijuana stimulant    4380
drug stimulants    3924
legal stimulants    3321
physiological effects of stimulants    3285
what are stimulants    2993
adhd stimulant    2619
stimulant free    2555
appitite stimulant    2488
stimulant medications    2331
stimulant or depressant    2242
marijuana stimulant or depressant    2190
stimulants amphetamines    2190
medical marijuana    2044
facts about stimulants    2008
stimulant definition    1825
stimulant free diet pill    1825
herbal stimulants    1825
what is a stimulant    1825
stimulants and depressants    1825
depressants and stimulants    1460
stimulant facts    1460
natural stimulants    1460
0 42,000

Addiction to Stimulant Drugs Damaging

Addiction to stimulant drugs can greatly impair an individual’s ability to live well, since the consequences of this addiction can be both physical and psychological. Symptoms can include fatigue, sleep disturbances, depression, irritability, irregular heartbeat, cardiovascular failure and extreme weight loss, to name only a few.

This study does uncover concerns related to an addiction to stimulant drugs. The phrase “stimulant abuse” is the 8th most popular phrase in Graph 1, while in graph 2, the word “abuse” sits in 10th spot overall. Graph 3 also identifies “dangers of stimulants” as an area of concern. Clearly, internet users are attempting to educate themselves about the dangers of an addition to stimulant drugs.

Stimulants - Prevalent Words and Concepts Study - Graph 2

Top 100 words used in stimulants searches
(Top 1000 can be found at Top 100 stimulants exact phrases and top 1,000 concepts/words. - Graph 5)



  estimated searches/year across all search engines     
 0  260,000
stimulants    250058
stimulant    130269
drugs    41062
appetite    17759
marijuana    7659
herbal    6935
examples    5840
history    5475
cns    5296
abuse    5146
kinds    5110
drug    5027
what    4964
medication    4523
legal    4422
depressants    3844
adhd    3613
facts    3541
physiological    3297
natural    3125
free    2901
types    2829
how    2619
diet    2579
used    2564
appitite    2488
depressant    2447
medications    2333
medical    2269
amphetamines    2200
names    2150
add    2025
about    2014
non    1870
definition    1825
pill    1825
side    1551
growth    1429
work    1105
otc    1095
safe    1095
illegal    1095
cost    1058
caffeine    1050
cardiac    974
addiction    791
reviews    791
sheboygan    741
system    732
nervous    732
central    732
pills    731
female    730
oil    730
slang    730
antidepressants    724
hormone    705
depression    681
atheletes    681
hair    657
treating    657
uses    584
counter    548
dangers    548
as    543
take    520
long    515
get    511
meds    511
it    511
prescription    461
streets    449
symptoms    438
therapeutic    365
example    365
stories    354
recipes    346
phenylephrine    344
brain    292
respiratory    292
nicknames    292
adults    292
people    280
where    274
narcotic    267
herbs    263
photos    256
saliva    243
barbiturates    222
cause    221
cinnamon    219
pictures    219
painkillers    219
function    219
defintion    219
women    219
using    219
hoe    219
users    219
disorder    187
0 260,000

Commitment to Addictions Research from Montreal Alcohol and Drug Rehab

USDR, a prominent alcohol and drug rehab facility bordering Montreal, Quebec, Canada, is committed to doing its part in the advancement of addictions research. By generously sponsoring investigations like this one on stimulant addictions, Clear Haven continues to set the standard for innovation and development in substance abuse research and treatment. To learn more, visit other pages throughout this website.

Stimulants - Prevalent Search Topics, Continued - Graph 3

Top 31 - 101 two and three word combinations
(Top 30 are in Graph 1 above)



  estimated searches/year across all search engines     
 200  1300
names of stimulants    1095
safe appetite stimulants    1095
how stimulants work    1095
illegal stimulants    1095
otc stimulants    1095
types of stimulant drugs    1095
types of stimulants    1095
stimulants drug    1095
stimulants legal    1095
cost of stimulants    1058
add stimulant medications    912
drugs stimulants    803
stimulant x reviews    791
stimulant addiction    791
add stimulants    748
natural stimulant    734
cardiac stimulant    731
central nervous system stimulants    730
stimulant oil    730
stimulant free diet pills    730
female stimulants    730
slang names for stimulants    730
natural appetite stimulant    730
nervous system stimulants    730
stimulants for atheletes    681
stimulants in sheboygan    657
growth hormone stimulant    657
non stimulants    563
dangers of stimulants    548
non stimulants for adhd    548
appetite stimulant medication    548
appetite stimulant drugs    548
stimulants over the counter    548
stimulants for hair growth    511
stimulant antidepressants    487
stimulants depressants    486
symptoms of stimulants    438
prescription stimulants    437
herbal appetite stimulant    365
stimulant medication for adhd    365
stimulant types    365
non stimulant add meds    365
non stimulant add    365
treating depression with stimulants    365
non prescription stimulants    365
caffeine as a stimulant    365
example of stimulant drugs    365
free recipes stimulants    340
recipes stimulants    340
phenylephrine stimulant    316
nicknames for stimulants    292
stimulant medications for adults    292
types of drug stimulants    274
photos of stimulants    256
stimulant herbs    255
cardiac stimulants    243
saliva stimulants    243
antidepressants and stimulants    237
pictures of stimulants    219
defintion of stimulant drugs    219
stimulants with painkillers    219
side effects of stimulants    219
pictures of stimulants users    219
people using stimulants    219
stimulants on brain function    219
medical uses of stimulants    219
adhd stimulant herbs    219
stimulant women    219
stimulants and barbiturates    219
cinnamon stimulant    219
stimulant narcotic    219
200 1300