What are the amphetamines?
Within the group of stimulants, the main exponents are the amphetamines. They are produced synthetically and are the most powerful and lasting stimulants that act to cause an increase in the brain of the neurotransmitter noradrenaline.
Properties of amphetamines
The use of amphetamines keeps the individual awake, active energy, improves one's mood and decreases one's appetite. For all these properties they are also known as "speed", which refers to the frenzied activity that consuming them involves.
For this reason they are used by many students to work at night without falling asleep. Similarly, they are commonly used to stimulate some creative thinking or many athletes to increase physical potential. In the latter case, they are often used by athletes, swimmers, or those who lift heavy weights. However, doping with this substance is very dangerous and there are known cases of deaths that respond to this cause. Well known is the death of cyclist Tom Simpson after using this substance.
Dangers of amphetamines
Amphetamines may be appropriate when used under proper medical prescription, but their abuse or a too long medication causes insomnia, anxiety and irritability. They may even produce panic, hallucinations, depression or schizophrenia.
How are amphetamines used?
They are often sold illegally in envelopes of 1 g in powder form that can be white or color that is usually taken snorted, injected, or drunk. Is often used as a stimulant in the dance halls where one can distinguish consumers for their excessive verbiage and excitement.
we must not forget that amphetamines have to be sold by prescription. Otherwise, we face a drug which production, use or trafficking is considered as an illegal activity.
This material is for informational purposes only. In case of doubt, consult the doctor.