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How are amphetamines taken?
Commonly swallowed, injected, or smoked. They are also snorted or sniffed through the nose.
Why are amphetamines used?
They are used to get high, to stay awake, to improve performance in sports or at work or to boost self-confidence.
What do amphetamines look like?
They can be in the form of powder, tablets, capsules, crystals or red liquid.
What treatment is available for abuse of amphetamines?
Treatment constitutes cognitive behavioral conditioning to help the individual change attitudes and behaviors around drug abuse. No medicine can treat amphetamine addiction.
What areas of the body do amphetamines effect?
Ears, Eyes, Lungs, Limbs, Brain, and Skin
What are amphetamines?
Amphetamines belong to a group of drugs called psycho-stimulants commonly known as speed. These drugs stimulate the central nervous system.
What are the slang words for amphetamines?
Speed, Uppers, Ups, Black Beauties, Pep Pills, Co-Pilots, Bumblebees, Hearts, Benzedrine, Dexedrine, Footballs, Biphetamine, Peaches
Describe the pharmacologic properties of amphetamines?
It increases neurotransmission in central norepinephrine, dopamine, and serotonin systems.