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How Do Amphetamines Affect The Body

Max. D Gray
By Max. D Gray. Updated: January 16, 2017
How Do Amphetamines Affect The Body

The effects of amphetamines (commonly known as speed) can begin to be felt from the time of taking this drug and last about 5 or 6 hours. Given its stimulant effect it will make the feeling of hunger and sleep vanish and it will increase the state of euphoria and talkativeness. In this OneHowTo article we explain what the effects of amphetamines are. The first thing we must say is that consuming speed is very harmful and we recommend that you stop taking it as soon as possible. Keep on reading if you want to know how amphetamines affect the body.

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When we talk about amphetamines, we usually think about 'Speed', which is cut with other substances. It is a substance that is usually cut with caffeine powder, but also with painkillers.


Amphetamines are usually an odorless white powder or sometimes a paste. The route of administration is inhalation, although there are people who consume it orally wrapped in cigarette paper when it is very wet or pasty.

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Consumption of Amphetamines is particularly harmful to people suffering from hypertension, with anxiety or insomnia, or also if you have depression, and especially if you are taking medication. This is because it will increase heart rate and blood pressure and generally overstimulate the nervous system which regulates respiration etc.

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It is very difficult to set an adequate dose as much will depend on the purity and a person's tolerance. It is normally fairly impure because it is cut with other substances to increase the weight, but if the purity is high the effect could be translated into 3 or 4 times the power of cocaine.


Some of the risks in the short and long term range from muscle stiffness, to damage of the heart, liver and kidneys. It is not advisable to mix Speed with other substances, especially the combination of MDMA and Speed: you will be adding to the risk of suffering from a heat stroke or heart attack.

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If you want to know how Amphetamines affect the body, you should get ready for the come down the next day, you can feel weakness, fatigue, irritability, apathy that lasts for up to a few days. Speed has a high tolerance and can generate physical addiction but is above all psychologically addictive.

This article is merely informative, oneHOWTO does not have the authority to prescribe any medical treatments or create a diagnosis. We invite you to visit your doctor if you have any type of condition or pain.

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  • Try to drink water or juice to hydrate the body.
  • Finely crush the Speed and try not share the roller as this is a source of infection.
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