The Drug Enforcement Agency’s New England Branch is warning the public to beware of methamphetamine pills that are being pressed to look like Adderall.

According to a story reported on by WHDH/7 News Boston, Mexican drug cartels are pressing the methamphetamine pills to make them look like prescription pills in an attempt to corner and addict a younger market in America, according to the DEA.

Adderall is commonly prescribed to children for treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

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The DEA noted that some effects of Adderall abuse are similar to methamphetamine use, including anxiety, nervousness, and paranoia, and the effects of both substances and long-term abuse dull the brain’s ability to regulate emotions.

If your child has signs go to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's website here for advice.

Again, any parent who observes these symptoms in their child is urged to contact the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Visit their website here.

Please check out the initial story at WHDH/7 News' website here and we thank them for the update.

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