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Physical and psychological effects of amphetamines and methamphetamine

Effect of (meth) amphetamine

Amphetamines act on the central nervous system by preventing the release of Norepinephrine and Dopamine trigger. Due to their solubility in fat and water, amphetamines cross the blood-brain barrier extremely well. The effects last between 6 and 12 hours.

  • Physical effect
    • Increase in blood pressure
    • Accelerated pulse rate and breathing
    • Expansion of the bronchi
    • Increase in body temperature
    • Suppression of tiredness, hunger, thirst and pain
  • Psychological effect
    • Creation of well-being and euphoria
    • Increase in self-confidence
    • Increasing willingness to take risks
    • Increased attention and concentration
    • Accelerated thought processes, urge to talk
  • Methamphetamine has a similar effect to amphetamine, but because it reaches the brain faster, methamphetamine has a stronger and longer effect. The effects can last up to 24 hours and longer. The substance is also consumed in connection with sexual activities.

    Feeling of increased performance

    The increase in concentration and productivity only affects simple and monotonous activities. On amphetamines have no positive influence on complex thinking. The suppression of fatigue, the simultaneous disinhibition, the increasing willingness to take risks and the decreasing ability to criticize, however, give the impression of a general increase in performance.

    At high doses, the effects mentioned intensify and can lead to one pronounced arousal and a feeling of being driven to lead. The accelerated ability to think and associate can turn into a kind of hyperactivity, the ability to concentrate is reduced.

    When the effect wears off, a extreme tiredness one that is often associated with a depressed mood and irritability. These Down phase may take a few days.