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Amphetamines have many adverse eects on the brain, the central


10 nervous system and the users body. When amphetamines are used, the
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neurotransmitters dopamine and norepinephrine are released from
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nerve endings within the brain and the ability for the neurotransmitters
Dene Amphetamines to reuptake is inhibited. This causes an inux of the neurotransmitters

History of Amphetamines at the nerve endings or synapses of the brain which can lead to various
problems and side-eects.
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Amphetamines Facts When the nerve cells within the brain and the spinal cord are activated

Amphetamines Street Names by amphetamines, there is an increase in mental alertness and the
ability for the user to stay awake, focused and to concentrate. This is
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why amphetamines are sometimes used in the treatment of ADD or
ADDICTION ADHD, to help those with these behavioral disorders to focus and its
Amphetamine Addiction also why amphetamine containing drugs are used in the treatment of
sleep disorders such as narcolepsy to help the user stay awake.
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Amphetamine Withdrawal According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, amphetamines


Amphetamine Detox eects last up to 4 hours or sometimes even longer depending on the
dosage, the type of amphetamine taken and other factors. The
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Treatment physiological eects of amphetamines are similar to those of cocaine,
both produce a euphoric state and increased alertness but the eects of
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cocaine only last about an hour and the eects of amphetamines tend
TYPES OF to last at least four times that.
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drugs or with alcohol can have various eects including an
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enhanced alertness, an increase in energy or other
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Levoamphetamine the eects of amphetamines and alcohol due to the
increase in energy that comes from amphetamines paired
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with the downplay of energy from alcohol. Users who take
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Short Term Amphetamines Effects

Increased body temperature

Failure of the cardiovascular system

Paranoia

Hostility or agitation

Irregular heartbeat or heart rate

Increased heartbeat

Increased blood pressure

Decreased appetite

Dry mouth or dehydration

Dilated pupils

Increased activity

Increased talkativeness

Nausea and vomiting

A boost or decrease in sexual behavior or changes in sexual behavior

Twitching

Increased feelings of power, greatness or great competence

Long Term Amphetamines Effects

Using amphetamines for a prolonged period of time, increased use of amphetamines or


sustained use can lead to extreme problems and additional side eects including:

Toxic psychosis which mimics schizophrenia

Physiological disorders

Behavioral disorders

Rapid and pounding heartbeat

Trouble breathing

Mood swings

Mental instability

Convulsions or seizures

Coma
Death

Malnutrition due to extreme decreases in appetite

Mental illness that may or may not be treatable

Loss of coordination

Pale skin

Rotting teeth

Ulcers

Weakness

Unusual tiredness associated with crashing and burning after a binge

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