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A stimulant is a substance that raises levels of physiological or nervous activity of the body. Some common examples would be that of caffeine in coffee, amphetamines in ADHD medication, nicotine, and cocaine. Stimulants come in all different forms and in ways we don't expect. 

Quick Facts

  • 1 in 3 overdose deaths involve a stimulant

  • Common street names: uppers, coke, speed, crank, crystal, and flake

  • Stimulants can be taken via snorting, swallowing, smoking, or injecting

  • Clinical trials indicate NO BENEFIT to using stimulants on test scores. 

What POP is doing about it: 

Power of Putnam is actively involved on TN Tech's campus to spark a change in areas where the problem is most prevalent. WIth cooperation from the Addiction Prevention and Support Coalition established on campus, we are fighting this often overlooked epidemic. 


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