Amphetamines (sometimes called “speed”) are a group of synthetic psychoactive drugs that stimulate the central nervous system. Physicians prescribe them for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), narcolepsy, and other health conditions.
It’s also possible to buy illegal (“street”) amphetamines. Either type can be misused to produce a high. Amphetamines are extremely addictive when abused.
You might be wondering what effects you might experience after taking them. The high they produce and the side effects they cause depend on a number of factors, including:
Exposure to other substances, both prior to and during the period of intoxication on speed
How much you take
How you take them
Mental health and well-being
Past experiences using amphetamines or other drugs
While the feeling associated with taking amphetamines is different for everyone, and even for the same person at different times, there are certain common characteristics of an amphetamine buzz.