Amphetamines commonly know as speed, although can go by other names such as whizz, base, billy and dexies are a type of drug which commonly has a stimulating affect on the user. Normally allowing them to stay awake and alert for very long periods of time. They often feel excited and have increased confidence along with sensations of exhilaration.
The effects from amphetamines can normally last for about six hours which is then followed by an extensive “come down” period. These drugs are normally consumed in tablet form but they can also be injected. Addiction normally begins as a person’s tolerance develops with continued use of the drugs or with larger and stronger quantities of the drug being consumed in a need to experience the same “buzz” feeling.
Symptoms of Amphetmatine Addiction
Do you know someone who is worrying you by exhibiting a possible addiction to amphetamines? Try asking yourself the following questions.
- Do they have very dilated pupils while seeming hyped up, excited and full of energy?
- After periods of excited energy do they become moody, depressed, excessively tired or even violent?
- Are they often complaining of headaches, dizziness, mood swings, nausea or blurred vision?
- Do they exhibit signs of paranoia or a more aggressive than normal personality?
- Are they exhibiting signs of poor co-ordination along with heavy or irregular breathing?