AMPHETAMINES – DRUG INFO

WHAT IS IT?

Prescription stimulants used to treat Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Used as a study aid, to stay awake, and to suppress appetites. Prescribed as Adderall®, Concerta®, Dexedrine®, Focalin®, Metadate®, Methylin®, Ritalin®.

STREET NAMES

Bennies, Black Beauties, Crank, Ice, Speed, Uppers

HOW IT IS TAKEN

Orally or injected. “Ice” or crystallized methamphetamine hydrochloride is smoked.

PARAPHERNALIA

NEEDLE

PIPE

HOW DOES IT AFFECT THE BODY?

  • Similar to cocaine, but slower onset and longer duration
  • Increased body temperature, blood pressure and pulse rates, insomnia, loss of appetite, physical exhaustion
  • Chronic abuse produces a psychosis that resembles schizophrenia: paranoia, hallucinations, violent and erratic behavior
  • Overdose can be fatal

FACT SHEET: Read More about Amphetamines (pdf)

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