Methamphetamine (brand name Desoxyn) can treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Amphetamines can also be prescribed by doctors. The most commonly known amphetamine is sold under the brand name Adderall. It is used to treat ADHD and narcolepsy. In Canada, people who use methamphetamine from the underground market can be prescribed a safe supply of stimulants.
People who use methamphetamine can face risks, including stimulant overdose or overamping. Learn more about how drug decriminalization and investing in health, harm reduction services, overdose prevention centers, and safer supply can keep people safer.