By Lianne Warburton

Amphetamines, together with crystal meth, are the various strong and addictive medications to be had. Their illicit use has devastated groups in every single place North the US. This identify explores the technological know-how and background at the back of normal stimulants, and gives information regarding dependancy and treatments.

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43 44 AMPHETAMINES AND OTHER STIMULANTS THE AMPHETAMINE ROLLER COASTER Although amphetamine abuse damages the body, amphetamines can have pleasurable and reinforcing effects. When users first start taking the drug, they METH DIARIES Below are real-life stories* of how meth has changed people’s lives, as told by users and people who care about them. FROM “ANONYMOUS”: I’m 14 years old, and I used meth for about three months. I never thought that it would destroy my life, but soon I was stealing money from my parents and shoplifting, often selling the things I stole to support my horrible habit.

These strong feelings can lead to violent and unpredictable outbursts. For example, in 2006, a man in his early 20s got into a fight with someone who was high on crystal meth. The young man was doused in gasoline and set on fire. Amphetamine abuse can shrink blood vessels. This makes it more difficult for the heart to move blood around the body. Eventually, the heart may stop working properly. Amphetamine use also can cause the heart to beat irregularly. These side effects increase a user’s risk of having a heart attack or stroke.

Other people believe that using methylphenidate is dangerous and leads to abusing other drugs and alcohol later in life. Some debaters go so far as to question whether ADHD is really a disease. Even celebrities have become involved. ” As a follower of Scientology, he was voicing the views held by many of the religion’s followers who see Ritalin as a “chemical straightjacket” that does more harm than good. In response to these debates, researchers started to study how the use of methylphenidate as a child related to the abuse of other drugs as an adult.

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