Frequently Asked Questions About Amphetamines

What Are They?

Amphetamines are potent central nervous system (CNS) stimulants that is used in the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), narcolepsy, and obesity.

Amphetamines stimulate the brain by increasing the level of neurotransmitters, dopamine and norepinephrine, in the brain. Essentially, they speed up the messages going between the brain and the body.

Common Names

There are a wide number of prescription brand names, can include: Adderall, Ritalin, Concerta, Dexedrine, Vyvanse, and more


Street names for amphetamine can include: ICE, speed, crystal meth, meth, whip, goey, shards, rock, uppers, whizz and dexies.

Side Effects

Short term effects at higher doses can include:

  • Pale skin

  • Feelings of being powerful or superior

  • Repetitive movement

  • Irregular breathing

  • Very rapid or irregular heartbeat

  • Jaw clamping/teeth grinding

Long term effects in addition to the short term effects can include:

  • Malnutrition and weight loss

  • Reduced resistance to infection

  • Violent behavior

  • Emotional disturbances

  • Periods of psychosis

  • Delusional thoughts and behavior

  • Mood swings


Most addicts require rehabilitation, and in some cases aftercare when they finish rehab. Treatment can consist of going to a hospital or rehab center for therapy and other treatments while living at home and resuming normal daily activities. Outpatient treatment can help you readjust to daily life and support you in your life goals, including staying sober.

If you or someone you know may be experiencing addiction or dependency please contact a medical professional

Please Note

All drugs including amphetamines will affect each person differently depending on the persons characteristics (such as physical size, gender, mood, diet, fitness, age, expectations and health), the drug itself (such as the amount used and its purity), and how it is taken and the environment a person is in when using the drug

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