Stimulants

Effects & How its Used

Stimulants, sometimes called “uppers,” temporarily increase alertness and energy.Prescription stimulants come in tablets or capsules. When abused, they are swallowed, injected in liquid form or crushed and snorted .

Short Term Effects

The short-term effects of stimulants include exhaustion, apathy and depression—the “down” that follows the “up.” It is this immediate and lasting exhaustion that quickly leads the stimulant user to want the drug again. Soon he is not trying to get “high,” he is only trying to get “well”—to feel any energy at all.

Long Term Effects

Stimulants can be addictive. Repeated high doses of some stimulants over a short period can lead to feelings of hostility or paranoia. Such doses may also result in dangerously high body temperatures and an irregular heartbeat.

Street Names Of Stimulants

  • R- Ball
  • Skippy
  • The Smart Drug
  • Speed
  • Kibbles & Bits
  • Hearts

Legal Or Illegal

Stimulants Have Both Legal & Illegal Laws
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