Amphetamines are a stimulant drug. There are various types of amphetamines, like Adderall, that are prescribed to help wit conditions such as ADHD. Others types, such as meth, are highly illegal.

Effects from amphetamines can kick in at any time after taking. Some examples include:

  • Teeth grinding
  • Repeated scratching
  • Increased sex drive
  • Dry mouth and large pupils

There are various ways to take amphetamines, including injection, smoking, snorting or swallowing – and there are risks involved with each. Injection and sharing needles is extremely dangerous because there is a huge risk of spreading HIV/AIDS, Tetanus, or Hepatitis B/C. Snorting leads to the risk of bad nose bleeds.

It is also important to realize that there are extreme effects that can come as a result of use, even days after.

Short and Long Term Effects Can Include:

  • Exhaustion
  • Dizziness, headaches, blurry vision
  • Paranoia and hallucination
  • Extreme weight loss
  • Anxiety
  • Kidney problems
  • Amphetamine Psychosis

Amphetamine psychosis can involved delusions and hallucinations that lead to violent and aggressive behavior.

Mixing drugs together is never a good idea, and there are always tremendous negative effects, including death – however, mixing amphetamines with an antidepressant such as marijuana will cause the body to overwork, compensating for both drugs, and almost certainly lead to an overdose.

Addiction is complicated and can be very scary. Waiting another day before reaching out for help is never an option.

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