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Amphetamines Addiction

Addiction to amphetamines is on the rise, partly due to an increased awareness of attention deficit difficulties in children. The kinds of medications prescribed to help hyperactive children calm down and focus produce a buzz or a rush in people who don't have these kinds of health issues. With regular use, a person taking one of these "uppers" can become addicted.


Amphetamines Basics

Amphetamines is the name given to a group of synthetic stimulants which are chemically similar to adrenaline, the hormone used for 'fight or flight' emergencies. This class of drug works on the body's central nervous system and increases its activity. There are three main types: amphetamine sulphate, more commonly known as "Speed"(also known by its trade name, Benzedrine); dextroamphetamine (Dexedrine or "Dexy's Midnight Runners"); and methamphetamine (Methedrine or "Meth"), the most potent of the three.


Amphetamines Drug Tests

A person may be asked to take a drug test after receiving an employment offer and before starting work. Drug tests may also be ordered by the court when parents are locked in a custody battle. In a case where there have been allegations of drug use, many judges will order a drug test as a matter of course. Other situations where drug tests may be conducted include:


Amphetamines Effects

The amphetamine effect is like an adrenaline rush, only longer and with a noticeable crash. This drug works in a similar way to cocaine, in that it makes the user feel energetic. Another way to think about the effects of amphetamines is to remember that they act in a similar way to adrenaline, a hormone produced naturally in the body. Using uppers decreases appetite and the user doesn't feel tired. Swallowed, an amphetamine pill will come on within 15 to 30 minutes. Snorted, the effects are much quicker (5 to 10 minutes). Injection is almost instantaneous and can be overwhelming.


Amphetamines FAQ

» Is 'Ice' or 'Glass' amphetamine? » Why is fake Ecstasy often speed - why isn't it just sold as Speed? » If most street amphetamine is only 5%-10& pure, isn't that very weak? » What about the impurities speed is cut with? Aren't they dangerous? » People call it "poorman's coke" - is that accurate?


Amphetamines FAQ

» Is 'Ice' or 'Glass' amphetamine? » Why is fake Ecstasy often speed - why isn't it just sold as Speed? » If most street amphetamine is only 5%-10& pure, isn't that very weak? » What about the impurities speed is cut with? Aren't they dangerous? » People call it "poorman's coke" - is that accurate?


Amphetamines Legality

Amphetamines and UK Law Under the UK law, amphetamines are controlled substances. The relevant statutes are the Medicines Act and the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971. Therefore, doctors can prescribe them to patients legally, but any other unauthorized production, supply or possession is a criminal offense.


Cannabis Mixing

Users contend that cannabis mixes well with other drugs. But while there are arguments that little or no major health risks are associated with using it, we recommend that you do not use cannabis and visit our cannabis effects page to learn why. If you are in the company of individuals using cannabis or plan to use yourself, be aware of how cannabis combines with other substances so that your risk of becoming a statistic is lessened. Again, the best choice is not using and avoidance of those who do.


Ecstasy Mixing

As a general rule, don't mix Ecstasy with other drugs, especially alcohol. Deaths involving contaminants are rare but do happen, as do deaths involving drug cocktails: ecstasy-DXM and ecstasy-cocaine-Viagra are current potentially dangerous mixes. Please note: there have been very few scientific studies into the effects of combining psychoactive drugs. The information presented here is anecdotal. It is based on the subjective reports of experienced users. Different people will respond differently to different drugs and drug combinations. Know your body.


Famous Amphetamine Users

Charlie Parker B-bombs (bronchitis inhalers) were the jazz maestro's introduction to drugs Adolf Hitler Couldn't function without daily methylamphetamine injections into his buttocks by his physician, Doctor Morell. Also took cocaine eyedrops. Anthony Eden MP British Prime Minister 'lived on Benzedrine' throughout the 1952 Suez Crisis. Judy Garland Hollywood's favorite drug starlet. Developed an amphetamine addiction after using it to keep her weight down. This soon led to a parallel addiction to barbiturates taken to make sleep possible.



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