Life of Becka

Confessions of a Dreamer

Commonly Abused Drugs – Stimulants


Stimulants
Name Examples ofCommercial& Street Names DEA Schedule How Administered*
Amphetamines Biphetamine, Dexedrine, Adderall; bennies, black beauties, crosses, hearts, LA turnaround, speed, truck drivers, uppers II ? injected, swallowed, smoked, snorted
Methylphenidate Concerta, Ritalin; JIF, MPH, R-ball, Skippy, the smart drug, vitamin R II ? injected, swallowed, snorted

Intoxication Effects – Feelings of exhilaration, increased energy, mental alertness

Potential Health Consequences – increased heart rate, blood pressure, and metabolism, reduced appetite, weight loss, nervousness, insomnia, seizures, heart attack, stroke

Also, for amphetamines – rapid breathing, tremor, loss of coordination, irritability, anxiousness, restlessness/delirium, panic, paranoia, hallucinations, impulsive behavior, aggressiveness, tolerance, addiction

Also, for methylphenidate – increase or decrease in blood pressure, digestive problems, loss of appetite, weight loss

Advertisements

Information

This entry was posted on May 22, 2012 by in True Life and tagged , , , , .
%d bloggers like this: