Amphetamines are central nervous system stimulants that increase alertness,
attention, and energy.
Three drugs are jointly referred to as amphetamines: amphetamine,
dextroamphetamine, and methamphetamine
Amphetamine is used medically to treat narcolepsy, some forms of depression, and attention deficit hyperactivity
The most commonly abused stimulants are Ritalin and Adderall with effects that are similar to cocaine or
methamphetamine when abused.
Ritalin and Adderall are typically crushed and snorted or dissolved in water and injected.
Signs of use include: dilated pupils, sweating, dry mouth, increased energy, increased body temperature, increased heart rate, increased blood pressure, paranoia, and flushed skin.
Long term side effects: cardiovascular failure and lethal seizures weight loss, loss of coordination, irritability, anxiousness, restlessness, delirium, panic, paranoia, impulsive behavior, aggressiveness, tolerance, addiction, brain damage, heart failure.
Withdrawal symptoms: depression, anxiety, stomach cramps, nausea, tremors (the shakes), and intense cravings.
Adderall– Speed, people, uppers, bennies, blues
Ritalin– Kibbles & bits, kiddy cocaine, pineapple, R-ball, skippy