By Kayl Murdough

Definition of Amphetamines

This category includes stimulants which gives you a short jolt of energy. This includes meth and ritalin.

Slang Names

Slang names for this drug include blow, nose candy, snowball, tornado, wickystick. To take this drug you snort it.

Short Term Effects

The short term effects of this drug include dilated pupils, increased blood pressure, temperature, pulse rate, an intense initial rush, increased alertness, restlessness, and anxiety.

Long Term Effects

The long term effects include a cough, shortness of breath, severe chest pains, lung trauma and bleeding, nervousness, irritability, paranoia, stroke, and heart failure.

Medical Uses and Where to get Help

Some hospitals use cocaine for surgery. To get help go to Concord Hospital, Concord Metro Treatment Center or call 800-843-1117.

Other Information

Cocaine is made from the cocoa plant. It is illegal in the US and you can be sent to jail. In addition, this drug is highly addictive.