Before amphetamine detox can begin, it is important to understand the effects and risks associated with the drug.
Amphetamine is a group of drugs that includes speed. They are stimulants that are often taken to stay alert, often on a night out. It used to be used in diet pills, as one of the effects was to suppress the user’s appetite.
Those under the influence of amphetamine feel excited, chatty and energetic. They often have the energy to do things like dancing for hours without becoming tired. There is also a long come down effect, resulting in the user becoming irritable and depressed.
There are many risks associated with taking amphetamine. These can include:
- Come down – This can last for a number of days and can make it difficult for users to learn or concentrate. It can also be difficult to relax or sleep after taking it.
- Heart trouble – Amphetamines accelerate the heart rate. This can put a strain on the heart, which can lead to long term problems or even an overdose resulting in death.
- Immune system – Combined with its effect on diet and sleep, amphetamines can lower your immune system, resulting in cold and flu.
- Depression – Amphetamine use can lead to anxiety, depression, irritability, aggression, paranoia and even mental illness.
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