Amphetamine Facts and Fiction
There are a lot of half truths and outright fiction surrounding amphetamines and amphetamine abuse. Some of these myths are so close to the truth that they are easily believable particularly since some amphetamines are prescribed for conditions like ADHD.
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, amphetamines are stimulants that speed up your metabolism and have positive effects on those that need them. Unfortunately, some of these myths have made it into popular culture and now seem like truth. Hopefully this will dispel some of the fiction surrounding them.
Fiction: Amphetamines make you Perform Better
Some people believe that because amphetamines speed up your body’s processes, they make you run faster or perform better. This simply is not true.
Amphetamines might speed up your metabolism but this has no relationship to physical performance. They give you more energy but other than that they do not improve physical performance at all. Unfortunately, some college sports figures have taken this to a new level and are using them before games or other sporting events.
Fiction: Amphetamines are a Good Way to Lose Weight
Yes, amphetamines do make you lose weight but this is not permanent weight loss or even remotely healthy weight loss. Amphetamines start by metabolizing fat, then move to muscle and if there is no muscle left they begin to metabolize your organs causing system failure. Most people who use amphetamines to lose weight wind up addicted and emaciated. Amphetamines will also destroy your hair, skin, teeth, and nails.
If you have started to notice the physical effects of amphetamine addiction, it is time to call 800-768-8728. We can help you find a treatment center before it is too late and your appearance is ruined.
Fiction: Amphetamines make you Smarter
Although amphetamines temporarily improve concentration, they do not improve your ability to learn. There is no connection between using amphetamines and learning new information or skills.
They can help you focus but they cannot help you to retain new information. Due to amphetamines being prescribed to treat ADHD, people believe that it helps them learn. When used to treat ADHD, it helps a person to focus but not to learn.
Fiction: Amphetamines Can Not Hurt you
Since there are prescription amphetamines, people believe that they are not harmful. In truth amphetamines are highly addictive, highly dangerous drugs. You can easily overdose on them by mixing them with certain other drugs or by taking too many of them at once. In small doses they are not particularly dangerous but when people start taking them without a prescription or over the prescribed amount, they rapidly become dangerous.
Fiction: Amphetamines are Not Addictive because Doctors Prescribe them
Amphetamines are highly addictive which is why they are now only available in prescription form. Many amphetamines were taken off the market due to the fact that they are highly addictive.
Fiction: Amphetamine Addiction Treatment is Difficult to Find
All you have to do to find amphetamine addiction treatment is call 800-768-8728. We can help you find a treatment center that can help you stop your amphetamine habit once and for all.