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).
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The Use and Abuse of Designer Drugs
Doctor of Pharmacy candidate
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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
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Increased energy & alertness
A false feeling of being happier
Decrease appetite (1)
Ease of socializing (3)Why Do People Use Amphetamines?
http://www.nida.nih.gov/ResearchReports/Methamph/methamph2.html#what. Accessed April 6, 2006.
Initial “rush” or energy high
Memory problem (especially MDMA)
Aggression (1,2,4)Mild Effects of Amphetamines
http://www.drugabuse.gov/pubs/teaching/teaching4/Teaching3.html. Accessed April 6, 2006.
In the brain, dopamine is a significant role player in regulating and controlling your pleasure level. Dopamine is produced (made) in nerve cells. (2)
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.
Methamphemines regulating and controlling your pleasure level. Dopamine is produced (made) in nerve cells. (2)
Smoked and resmoked (1,2)
Pill (1,7)Routes of Administration(Ways to use amphetamines)