Amphetamines. The Use and Abuse of Designer Drugs Megan Trimble Doctor of Pharmacy candidate March 2006. What are Amphetamines?. The term “amphetamines” refers to a class of drugs. World War II Stimulants for soldiers and prisoners (1).
The Use and Abuse of Designer Drugs
Doctor of Pharmacy candidate
http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.modafinil.com/article/modsold.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.modafinil.com/article/soldiers.html. Accessed 29 April 2006.
http://www.teens.drugabuse.gov/facts/facts_xtc1.asp. Accessed April 6, 2006.
This form is referred to as “speed” or “meth”
Referred to as “ice” “crystal” “glass” (2)
Injection (needle use) (3)
Colorful and branded
Prevalent at “rave” and club scenes (1)Amphetamines Forms
http://www.michigan.gov/images/ravdrug_8430_7.jpg Accessed March 29, 2006
http://www.nida.nih.gov/ResearchReports/Methamph/methamph2.html#what. Accessed April 6, 2006.
http://www.drugabuse.gov/pubs/teaching/teaching4/Teaching3.html. Accessed April 6, 2006.
Dopamine is released from the end of specific nerves in your brain, in an excessive amount, when methamphetamine is used and abused.What is Dopamine?
http://www.nida.nih.gov/ResearchReports/Methamph/methamph3.html#short. Accessed April 6, 2006
in order to compensate for the
excess released from the brain
http://www.drugabuse.gov/pubs/teaching/teaching4/teaching.htm Accessed April 6,2006.
http://www.drugabuse.gov/ResearchReports/MDMA/MDMA3.html#effects. Accessed April 29, 2006.
Smoked and resmoked (1,2)
Pill (1,7)Routes of Administration(Ways to use amphetamines)