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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 The Dangers of Drugs: Amphetamines Medicinal Uses of Amphetamines Amphetamines are sometimes used as medicinesfor patients who struggle with narcolepsy,obesity, ADD, or ADHD. It is under debate whether or not it is save to use amphetaminesbecause of their dangerous side effects, althoughDoctors do agree in using them as treatmentfor narcolepsy. While most abused amphetaminesare legal, some such as Methamphetamine arein fact illegal. Legal amphetamines are onlyavailable through prescriptions that can't berefilled. Facts About Amphetamines Amphetamines are considered to be a stimulant.Amphetamines are mainly used for their boostin energy. The first few amphetamines weremade using a plant called Ma Huange in the1800's. The Many Faces of Amphetamines Amphetamines have many different forms, mostnotably Methamphetamine. Some of the legal forms ofAmphetamines are Dextroamphetamine, Levoamphet-amine, Methylphenidate, Lisdexamfetamine.Some of the street names for amphetamines areBennie, Amped, Speed, Uppers, Pick me up, Wake up,Footballs, Oranges, or Fast Lightning. Some short-term effects of amphetamines aremental alertness, an ability to stay awake,increased focus, and increased concentration.These effects last up to 4 hours or more.Effects are similar to Cocaine, but last longer.Long term effects of amphetamines includecomas, death, weakness, mood swings, mentalinstability, behavioral and physiological disorders,and trouble breathing. Chronic use of amphetaminescan create a schizophrenia-like effect. Amphetamines' Consequences Information
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