Amphetamines are one of the most beneficial and dangerous drugs that in use today. On one hand they can help someone with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder concentrate and become a productive member of society. One the other hand they can be an addictive compound that not only destroys your life but the lives of those around you.
1. They are Addictive
Amphetamines are a highly addictive medication particularly the methamphetamine variant of amphetamines. Most people who are addicted to amphetamines difficulty getting off them.
2. They Rot Your Teeth
Amphetamines produce dry mouth. Dry mouth is one of the things that causes bacteria to grown inside your mouth. This is one of the causes of tooth decay. When someone is using amphetamines they do not tend to take care of their oral hygiene, leaving them with rotting teeth.
3. Your Body Builds a Tolerance
Your body builds a tolerance to amphetamines. In order to keep up with an amphetamine habit you have to use more and more of the drug to achieve the same effect. Shortly after becoming addicted to amphetamines this tolerance can continue to grow until you are at an overdose level.
4. Amphetamines Get Expensive
Once you build a tolerance to amphetamines, it takes more in order to get high. You either have to go to a higher quality amphetamine or take more of the same. Either way this can get extremely expensive quickly.
5. You Wind up Twitching
A classic twitching movement accompanies heavy amphetamine use. This is one of the signs that someone is addicted to amphetamines and probably needs treatment. They also seem as if they are speaking and moving quickly and without purpose.
6. You Can Get Arrested
Many people are arrested for illegal amphetamine use. It is illegal to possess them without a prescription. Most people who are arrested wind up in jail or facing heavy fines.
7. Heavy Use of Amphetamines Causes Psychosis
An unfortunate side effect of using amphetamines heavily is a gradual slide into psychosis. According to the National Library of Medicine, amphetamine psychosis is a well documented phenomena and a byproduct of amphetamine overuse.
8. You Experience Rapid Weight Loss to the Point of Anorexia
Rapid weight loss is very hard on the body. In the case of the rapid weight loss due to amphetamines, it can cause symptoms such as kidney and liver failure.
9. Amphetamine Abuse can Cause Heart Failure
Both short term and prolonged amphetamine use can cause heart failure. Amphetamines speed up the body’s processes including heart rate and respiration. This causes irreparable damage to the heart.
10. It Can Take Away Normal Feelings of Pleasure
Amphetamine use floods the body with adrenaline and dopamine. When the amphetamine is depleted it can leave an absence of pleasure in its wake. Pleasurable feelings in normal activities do not immediately return until the amphetamine is completely out of the body.
An amphetamine addiction is difficult to break once you enter into one. If you or someone you know has a problem with amphetamines call us at 800-768-8728(Who Answers?).