Amphetamines is a class of drugs that stimulate the central nervous system of a person and affect the ability to stay awake and increase the attention of the person who used this drug. Amphetamine was first synthesized in 1887. The chemical structure of this class of drugs resembles adrenaline and norepinephrine, which are produced in the human body. Amphetamine has become a popular and fairly common drug, due to its euphoric effects that discourage a person from sleeping, improves his health, reduces fatigue, increases stamina and others.
What does amphetamine look like and how is it used?
Amphetamine mimicking the effects of adrenaline can be sold in the form of tablets, white powder, or crystals. Drug addicts use many methods of its entry into the body: orally, intravenously, in the form of smoking or inhalation.
When using an amphetamine drug, it affects a person both mentally and physically. First of all, it causes a surge of energy and vitality in humans. The addict has a feeling of self-confidence, well-being, which can last up to twelve hours, after which a new desire arises to use the drug, which most often happens: people simply do not allow themselves to get out of the state of drug intoxication.
Addiction and amphetamine addiction
Addicted to amphetamine, the addict quickly gets used to it. In order to recreate the sensations that he experienced while taking the drug, the addict has to increase the dose. In a short time, a psychological amphetamine addiction appears, the person himself no longer understands how the drug began to control all his thoughts, aimed only at where to get the money to get the next dose.
Along with psychological dependence, there is also a physical dependence on amphetamine, since its use allows you to feel a surge of strength, fatigue and weakness – the most basic consequences of taking the drug. Also, a drug addict can overcome sleep for a very long period of time. It becomes irritable, appetite increases significantly.
A very common occurrence among amphetamine lovers is depression. Some drug addicts may even be visited by the idea of suicide, which disappears after taking the drug.
The amphetamine addiction cycle can stop only rehabilitation treatment.
Consequences of amphetamine use
As already mentioned, long-term administration of amphetamine preparations leads to a gradual increase in its doses in order to achieve the desired effect. Each time amphetamine increases the load on the heart, increases blood pressure. Therefore, the risk of strokes, heart attacks and the development of cardiovascular disease in drug addicts is significantly increased. Other effects of amphetamines include vision problems, dizziness, headaches, lack of appetite, irritability, and rapid breathing.
The severe consequence of prolonged drug addiction is amphetamine psychosis, very similar to paranoid schizophrenia. This condition can develop even with short-term use of amphetamine in large doses, for example, from several days or more.