Amphetamines are an ‘upper’ drug that will impact the pleasure system in your brain causing you to feel happier as well as more alert and more energized; this is why amphetamines are commonly seen taken in school environments and in athletes.
Amphetamines are also an extremely dangerous drug to take because they literally will heighten and speed up your body’s functioning, hence their nickname Speed. When you take amphetamines for long periods of time your body will continually need more and more of the drug to receive the drug’s euphoric affects.
Since amphetamines are brain altering drugs, when you come down from your high after using amphetamines, you will feel less happy, and possibly depressed, due to the fact that when you were using the drug your dopamine levels in your brain were increased, so when you come off of the drug your dopamine will be depleted causing you to feel unhappy.
In addition, sometimes amphetamines can cause a person to experience negative effects from the drug. According to the Illinois Department of Human Services, amphetamines can cause unpleasant and sometimes deadly effects; these effects are often associated with violence and anti-social behavior.
If you are constantly craving amphetamines or if you do not feel good when you are not taking amphetamines then you most likely have a dependence and addiction to the drug.
The longer you continue to take amphetamines, the more damage the drug will cause your body as well as a longer time it will take for your body to heal from the drug once you detox. Amphetamine addiction can control your life if you do not get help, which can cause you to ruin important relationships with family, friends, and significant others and can cause you financial hardships due to you constantly needing to purchase the drug so you can take it. In addition, amphetamines are illegal to take so if you are caught using them you will be charged with a criminal offense, which could result in hefty fines and time spent in jail.
If you are using amphetamines or feel the need to use amphetamines frequently you should get amphetamine addiction treatment. Amphetamine dependency will continue to grow and you will continually need to take more and more of the drug to receive the affects you are looking for. The more of the drug you take the more problems it will create in your life both physically and mentally. An amphetamine addiction treatment will provide you with everything you need to detox from the drug and will help you regain control of your life again.