Amphetamines

All about the drug

What are they?

They are colorless, volatile liquids that are used as central nervous system stimulants.

How are they taken into the body?

  • swallowed
  • injected
  • smoked
  • inhaled or snorted

Street Names


  • eye opener
  • superjellies
  • black mollies
  • blue mollies
  • cartwheels
  • benz
  • benzies
  • sparkles
  • dexies
  • lid poppers
  • oranges
  • fast lightening
  • speed
  • ice
  • amped
  • uppers
  • pick me ups
  • footballs
  • hearts
  • jelly beans

How do they affect the body?

Short Term:
  • high body temp

  • cardiovascular system failure

  • hostility

  • paranoia

  • dry mouth

  • headache nausea

  • palpitations

  • altered sexual behavior

  • euphoria

Long Term:

  • toxic psychosis

  • mental illness

  • skin disorders

  • malnutrition

  • ulcers

  • dizziness

  • unusual tiredness/weakness

  • convulsions, coma, or death
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Signs of Abuse

Some signs may include having decreased fatigue or appetite, dilated pupils, increased energy, and dry mouth.

What type of dependence is caused by amphetamines?

The dependence caused is psychological and some symptoms include confusion, paranoia, insomnia, anxiety, and poor hygiene.