Dangers of Mixing Amphetamine with Alcohol and Other Drugs

Dangers of mixing amphetamine with alcohol and other drugsAmphetamine is the label given to any of a group of synthetic stimulants which are chemically similar to adrenaline. This class of drug increases activity in the central nervous system, and members of the amphetamine group go by the following street names:

  • Bennies
  • Black beauties
  • Bumble bees
  • Co-pilots
  • Crank
  • Cross tops
  • Crystal meth
  • Dexies
  • Footballs
  • Hearts
  • Hot Ice
  • Ice
  • L.A. glass
  • Meth
  • MDMA
  • Pep pills
  • Speed
  • Uppers

Signs of Amphetamine Abuse

People who abuse amphetamines may suffer from any of the following:

  • Becoming tense and anxious
  • A prolonged comedown that can leave the person feeling tired, depressed, irritable, and physically uncomfortable
  • Impaired memory and concentration
  • Strained heart
  • Becoming psychotic or paranoid
  • Strained immune system

Dangers of Mixing Amphetamine with Alcohol

One of the primary reasons that amphetamines and alcohol do not mix well is that amphetamines are stimulants and alcohol is a depressant. Therefore, it is common for someone who has been taking both substances to not feel the full effect of either drug. This can lead to poor decisions, health risks and overdose. In addition, drinking alcohol while taking an amphetamine can cause:

  • Cardiac arrhythmias
  • Paranoid or psychotic reactions
  • Vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Muscle twitching
  • Headaches
  • Weakened kidneys
  • Intense hangovers

Adderall Abuse

Adderall is one of the most recognized amphetamines, as it is used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and is a popular illegal study and performance aid. Amphetamines are a Schedule II drug, which means that they are a controlled substance whose use has to be monitored by a medical professional. In addition, Adderall is a Schedule II substance because it has a high propensity for misuse, abuse and dependence. Although available by prescription, Adderall is no safer alone or in combination with other drugs or alcohol than illegal amphetamines.

Dangers of Mixing Amphetamines with Other Drugs

When mixed with other drugs, amphetamines create dangerous drug cocktails that can lead to serious physical and mental harm or even death. Unfortunately, mixing drugs is rather common for people who engage in the regular use of illegal drugs. In fact, many Amphetamine users will take this drug while experimenting with ecstasy, cocaine or even heroin. Mixing amphetamines greatly intensifies the effects of both drugs and puts increased strain on the heart and other body systems.

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