Frequently Asked Questions About Amphetamines
What Are They?
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.
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.
Short term effects at higher doses can include:
Feelings of being powerful or superior
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
Periods of psychosis
Delusional thoughts and behavior
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
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