Amphetamines

Amphetamines are powerful stimulants. They improve the synaptic activity of two important neurotransmitters, dopamine and norepinephrine.  Once consumed, they create reactions in the body that are similar to another popular drug, cocaine.  Individuals that use amphetamine, whether or not it is a prescription medication or an illegal drug such as methamphetamine, will experience increased blood pressure and heart rate. Their pupils may dilate. They may feel powerful, alert and focused.  They will also have more energy.  Some people use amphetamines illegally in order to stay awake for long periods of time and to stay alert.  There have been reports of individuals in certain professions relying on amphetamines in order to perform their duties optimally. Truck drivers, airline pilots and sometimes even physicians, have been rumored to take amphetamines for the aforementioned reasons.

At one time, amphetamines were legal and could be purchased over the counter. They were also used to treat asthma, narcolepsy and hyperactivity. One of the most well-known amphetamines is an illegal one, methamphetamine (meth).  Methamphetamine is one of the most popular and worrisome types of amphetamine.  It is extremely addicting and powerful.  Individuals are able to stay high for hours.  Because the drug can be bought inexpensively on the street, more and more drug users are opting for meth instead of other commonly abused illegal drugs. Users, in effect, get more “bang for the buck”. It is a 'cheap high' that is not only powerful, but lasts a relatively long time.

Methamphetamine addicts face a difficult road to recovery and may also experience some very serious and dangerous effects.  It is possible to overdose and die if too much meth is taken.  Individuals also tend to get violent and aggressive.  There are often a lot of domestic violence issues surrounding chronic methamphetamine use.  Individuals also tend to physically degenerate at a rapid speed.  One may develop sores on the skin. Their teeth may rot out. They may lose a significant amount of weight and become no longer interested in personal hygiene and care.

Amphetamines
are central nervous system stimulants. They are very powerful and potentially addicting. There are legitimate, legal uses for amphetamine and there are also a number of illegal drugs that fall under this classification. Speed and amphetamine are two of the most well-known of the latter.

Amphetamines Basic

  Amphetamines are central nervous system stimulants.  There are illegal forms of amphetamines and also those that are only available via prescription and thus are legal.  Amphetamine was initially given to individuals who suffered from hyperactivity, asthma and sleep disorders.  In the early part of the 20th century synthetic forms of amphetamine (ephedrine) could be purchased over the counter and did not require a prescription.  This lasted for roughly 20 years and...

Amphetamine Dangers

There are a number of dangers associated with amphetamine use. The drugs classified as such have the potential to be habit forming and if too much is taken, can cause death. Individuals that develop a dependency on the drugs, often first develop a tolerance to them.  This requires that they take increasing amounts of them in order to experience their effects.   Developing an amphetamine addiction can be very serious and if it becomes severe will require outside intervention, most...

Amphetamine Addiction

  Amphetamines, both legal and illegal are potentially addictive.  An increasing number of individuals are using them for recreational purposes, even those that are legal, prescription medications, for example Adderall. Adderall is prescribed to individuals that suffer from narcolepsy and also ADHD.  There are some persons who use it to get high and not because they suffer from either of the aforementioned conditions.  An addition to a prescribed amphetamine such as Adder...

Amphetamine Mixing

  It is always important to use caution when combining drugs. In fact, if a person is taking a prescription medication they should avoid mixing it with other drugs either prescription or over the counter without the expressed permission of their doctor.  This is because mixing drugs can be quite dangerous and even fatal. Most people do not know enough concerning the potential outcomes of mixing drugs together. Therefore, it should mostly be avoided, unless as mentioned above, a doc...

Amphetamines Question and Answers

  A. Which amphetamines are legal? There are both legal and illegal amphetamines. Legally prescribed amphetamines have a number of uses and are given for a variety of ailments. Narcolepsy and ADHD are some of the most common. Examples of legal amphetamines include Vyvanse, Dexedrine, Adderall, and Benzedrine.   B. Which amphetamines are illegal? There are both illegal and legal amphetamines. While some are prescribed by physicians for legitimate medical uses, others are sold and...

Amphetamines Legality

  There are both legal and illegal amphetamines. Examples of the former include Vyvanse, Dexedrine, Adderall and Benzedrine. These are obviously legal to use when prescribed by a physician. However, individuals who consume them and have not been prescribed them are acting illegally. It is also illegal for anyone other then a doctor, nurse or pharmacists to distribute prescription amphetamines. Drug dealers or those who actually have a prescription, that sells these drugs to others are d...

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