WHAT IS IT?
Amphetamines are prescription stimulants used to treat Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Prescribed as Adderall®, Concerta®, Dexedrine®, Focalin®, Metadate®, Methylin®, Ritalin®.
Bennies, Black Beauties, Crank, Ice, Speed, Uppers
HOW IT IS TAKEN
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