Amphetamine is a powerful stimulant that heightens energy and focus and decreases fatigue. It is sometimes prescribed to treat attention and fatigue disorders, including conditions like Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy.
Amphetamine has been abused for its stimulant qualities, which suppress the appetite and create a sense of alertness. A common street name for amphetamine is “speed.” Recreational drug users will abuse amphetamine in order to reach a state of euphoria.
Characteristics of Amphetamine Usage
A person under the influence of amphetamines would likely exhibit the following characteristics:
- Increased energy
- Decreased appetite
- Increased body temperature
- Increased focus
- Obsessive behavior
During World War II, the armies of several countries used amphetamine to help soldiers stay awake and alert when high focus and energy was required in the midst of fatigue.
Students have been known to use amphetamine in order to study with more focus. Those with ADHD may have a prescription to use amphetamine, but sometimes the medication gets passed along to others who use it improperly or recreationally.
Symptoms of Amphetamine Addiction
The following symptoms may indicate an addiction to amphetamine:
- Suicidal thoughts
- Weight loss
- Poor judgment
- Sleep disorders
- Nervous reactions
- Rapid heartbeat
- Increased blood pressure
Amphetamine Addiction Help
There is no safe addiction. An addiction to amphetamine have extremely hazardous effects on a person’s life. If you or a loved one is addicted to amphetamine, please call our toll free number today. We are available 24 hours a day to answer any questions you may have about amphetamine addiction treatment, so call now.
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