AmphetaminesLast Updated: Wednesday, December 27, 2017
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®.
Bennies, Black Beauties, Crank, Ice, Speed, Uppers
How is it used?
Orally or injected. “Ice” or crystallized methamphetamine hydrochloride is smoked.
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