Amphetamines are psychostimulant drugs used to produce a temporary improvement in both mental and physical facilities. It is commonly used to treat ADHD (attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder), TBI (traumatic brain injury), and CFS (chronic fatigue syndrome), as it directly effects neurotransmitters in the brain, thus enhancing focus. Amphetamines are very strong stimulants and should be avoided by people with high blood pressure.
Amphetamine Side Effects
The following are common side effects of amphetamine use:
- Dry mouth
- Blurred vision
How Is Amphetamine Addictive?
Amphetamine is chemically related to methamphetamine, a type of drug that increases the levels the levels of dopamine in the brain, thereby producing euphoria. Amphetamine is a commonly abused drug as a performance enhancer or a “speed” drug. Because the drug is addictive and abused often, it is currently listed as a Schedule II drug. Although an overdose may not be fatal, long time usage of amphetamine will gradually increase blood pressure and suppress appetite.
Amphetamine Overdose Signs
The following are common signs of amphetamine overdose:
- High fever
The withdrawal effects of amphetamine are just as dangerous as an overdose. Because a person is very likely to become psychologically dependent on the drug, they will experience severe cravings and may have fits of violence if they stop or limit their dosages.
Amphetamine Withdrawal Symptoms
The following are common symptoms of amphetamine withdrawal:
- Mental fatigue
- Increased appetite
- Suicidal ideation
Residential Rehab Programs
If you or a loved one may be addicted to amphetamines, do not try to handle your addiction alone. Amphetamines are very harmful drugs, and the withdrawal effects may last for several months. If you are facing an amphetamine addiction you should seek professional help as well as psychological counseling and have medical supervision as you undergo treatment. In addition, you should consider checking into a residential rehab program. These programs offer you a drug free environment where you can recover and have the support of on-site professionals.
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