What Are Amphetamines?
When taken even in minimum dosages amphetamines can cause euphoric sensations, abnormal wakefulness, and heightened respiratory and physical energy. Amphetamines can also decrease appetite. When abused for long periods, amphetamines can also cause damage to the brain’s blood vessels and lead to cardiovascular collapse.
Pregnant abusers of amphetamine run the risk of experiencing prenatal problems and premature delivery.
As a result of measures taken by state agencies, amphetamine production has decreased significantly. There has been an ongoing responsiveness campaign in the market along with regulatory steps pertaining to procurement of several constituents that are employed during the actual course of production.
Crystalline amphetamine can have very adverse effects on the central nervous system. Abusers of amphetamine are known to exhibit increased aggression and violent behavior, since these substances may cause a user to become hyperactive. Amphetamines are also known as ‘speed’ as they have the capacity to significantly arouse CNS function within a very short period of being administered into the body.
Addicts of amphetamine abuse are known to exhibit very aggressive psychotic tendencies. They may also lose weight at a very alarming rate. These substances enter the user’s brain at a faster pace when smoked or directly injected into the vein. Using these means of rapid delivery, amphetamine addicts quickly achieve a state of euphoria that fades gradually, soon leaving them wanting more of the substance.
When a user takes even minimal doses of amphetamine, they begin to feel energetic and euphoric. This substance can also produce a loss of inhibition combined with an exaggerated sense of power, causing users to feel they are capable of performing actions they might not consider doing otherwise.
An amphetamine abuser may become very nervous and also quite unpredictable. While they may seem calm and friendly at one moment, they may exhibit anger and threatening behavior minutes later. Other abusers may exhibit the tendency to pick at pimples that are only imaginary from their faces. A few days after abuse, they may become very nervous and, if the drug is not available when they feel they need it, they can become exaggeratedly depressed, sleepy, lethargic and very exhausted.
Those whose consumption is high and long-term run the risk of developing some form of psychosis. They may hear strange voices or experience hallucinations. Some abusers, for example, may believe that unseen people are talking about them or that they are being followed everywhere they go. Amphetamines are also known to generate some form of panic disorder along with sensitive psychotic conditions. These conditions may further result in violent behavioral tendencies.