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    Forms of Cocaine and Amphetamines and Addiction Treatments Cocaine and amphetamines come in different forms and are taken in many different ways. They are also very addictive because of the effects they produce when taken. This paper will review the different forms cocaine and amphetamines are available in. The paper will also review the routes of entry for the drugs and the most popular forms. I will also review treatment options available for addiction to cocaine and amphetamines. Cocaine Forms Cocaine is extracted from the coca plant via a chemical process. Once the cocaine is extracted from the leaves, it is in a salt, powder form. From the salt or powder form it is altered by combining it with many different items to increase potency…

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    serendipitous discovery. The drug that my partner and I research for is amphetamine. By definition, amphetamine is a central nervous system stimulant that affects chemicals in the brain. Nowadays, amphetamine is a medicine used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, narcolepsy, and obesity. The history of amphetamine began in the 1800s, when a Romanian chemist who was named Lazar Edeleanu synthesized the drug from a chemical compound. But it has been unknown until 1927, when…

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    Vyvanse Research Paper

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    Vyvanse, otherwise known as Lisdexamfetamine, is a schedule 2 controlled substance used to treat primarily Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder, or ADHD in children and adults, and more recently to treat Binge Eating Disorder, or BED in adults. Vyvanse is a central nervous system stimulant belonging to the class of drugs known as amphetamines and works by affecting chemicals in the brain and nerves that contribute to both hyperactivity and impulse control. More specifically, Vyvanse alters the…

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    Desoxyn (Methamphitamine ) Classification: CNS Stimulant/Anorexiant/ Sympathomimetic MW: 149.237 g/mol pKa: 9.87 (at 25 °C) Chemical Formula: C10H15N IUPAC Name: (2S)-N-methyl-1-phenylpropan-2-amine Description Methamphetamine comes under category of amphetamine type stimulants. Methamphetamine is an Amphetamine Anorectic and Central Nervous System Stimulant. Other than clinical usage as an oral form or Intravenous form, methamphetamine has been highly abused as street drugs by…

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    disorder as well. Of the children with this disorder about 66.3 percent are on medications to help deal with it. When diagnosed with ADHD, doctors usually prescribe the drug Adderall to help treat this disorder. This drug is an amphetamine that is used to help people who suffer from ADHD focus and pay attention better. The neurotransmitters in the brain play a big role in a person’s ability to concentrate. According to an article, “When someone takes them, the drugs boost the effects on those…

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    evolution of amphetamines has seemed to produce a negative influence on current society and our world today. This occurred from the minor influence amphetamines began with as an ancient Chinese herbal remedy, but with the strong biological influence it produced and a change in chemical properties to a synthetic based drug amphetamines have produced more negative turmoil for users. The influence of amphetamines have in society can also be attributed to the natural greed of those producing it,…

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    include, Adderall, Vyvanse, Amphetamine, Methylin, Ritalin, Wellbutrin, and other stimulants, they are said to help people with the disorder, but with serious effects at risk it is a struggle to know which path to take. Adderall is probably the most known drug to help ADHD and cause many negative effects on people mentally. The medicine is shown to cause a short term diagnosis of psychosis, which is a severe mental disorder in which thought and emotions are so impaired that contact with external…

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    Cocaine Retrieved from https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/cocaine on April 3, 2016 Amphetamines, which stimulate the central nervous system, have the ability to become an addictive and abuse drug due to its euphoric-inducing properties. Typical CNS effects that amphetamines produce are improved cognitive control, an increased ability to stay awake, and the heightened sense of well-being. However, negative side effects can occur as well such as delusions and paranoia. The effects…

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    Adderall: A Case Study

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    Amphetamines are characterized as dopamine releasers that elevate levels of dopamine in the synaptic cleft, the space between neurons at a nerve synapse, by four distinct mechanisms. The primary mechanism involves amphetamine acting as a substrate for dopamine transporters. The transporters are responsible for pumping dopamine out of the synaptic cleft back into the cytoplasm of presynaptic neurons. The binding of amphetamines to dopamine transporters, inhibit dopamine uptake resulting in a…

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    Meth Essay

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    Methamphetamine- History and Global Policy Amphetamine drugs are the second mostly used drugs in the world (Gunter, 2007). Amphetamine was first made in Germany in 1887 and was initially used to treat asthma and colds. In 1919, a Japanese, Nagayoshi Nagai made Methamphetamine (Meth) from ephedrine. During the first world war, to keep pilots awake in Germany, USA, Japan and Britannia, they were given methamphetamine. In the 1950s, meth was largely abused by students, athletes, and drivers as an…

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