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Health Information For Teens
Amphetamines are very addictive stimulants. They speed up functions in the brain and body. They come in pills or tablets. Prescription diet pills also fall into this category of drugs.
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Amphetamines are swallowed, smoked, snorted, or injected.
No matter how a person takes amphetamines, these drugs hit with a fast high, making the user feel powerful, alert, and energized.
These “uppers” pump up heart rate, breathing, and blood pressure, and can also cause sweating, shaking, headaches, sleeplessness, and blurred vision.
Long or lasting use may cause hallucinations and intense paranoia.
Even after users stop taking amphetamines, they may still have problems such as aggression, anxiety, and strong cravings for the drugs.
There are many downsides to experimenting with prescription drugs. Find out more in this article for teens.
Find out what you can do if you think you or a friend has a drug or alcohol addiction – from recognizing the warning signs to suggestions to help you stay clean.
Some people use certain medicines without a prescription because they think these meds help with focus and concentration. If you’ve heard of “study drugs” and wonder if there are any risks, find out in this article for teens.
School counselors can give you all sorts of tips and support on solving problems and making good decisions. But how do you meet with a counselor and what is it like? Find out here.
Cocaine is a powerful and highly addictive stimulant drug. Find out more about cocaine and its effects.
Meth is a powerful stimulant drug that’s extremely addictive and destructive. Find out how it works and why it’s smart to avoid it.
Ketamine is a fast-acting and powerful anesthetic that is often used as a date rape drug. Find out more in this article for teens.
It’s not hard to find drugs, and sometimes it may seem like everyone’s doing them or wanting you to do them. But there are downsides (and dangers)Â to taking drugs.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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