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[[File:Amphetamines.JPG|thumb|52mg of street amphetamines. US Dime for scale.]]
 
[[File:Amphetamines.JPG|thumb|52mg of street amphetamines. US Dime for scale.]]
  
 
= General Information =
 
 
Amphetamine is a CNS stimulant, producing mild euphoria and an abundance of energy. Amphetamines include both the specific chemical 'amphetamine' and the general class of chemicals which share structural similaries. Amphetamines generally cause strong physical and mental stimulation, keeping users awake and alert for many hours, and some amphetamines cause mood lift / euphoria. Because they increase wakefulness, various amphetamines have been used by the military, by pilots, truck drivers, and other workers to keep functioning past their normal limits.
 
Amphetamine is a CNS stimulant, producing mild euphoria and an abundance of energy. Amphetamines include both the specific chemical 'amphetamine' and the general class of chemicals which share structural similaries. Amphetamines generally cause strong physical and mental stimulation, keeping users awake and alert for many hours, and some amphetamines cause mood lift / euphoria. Because they increase wakefulness, various amphetamines have been used by the military, by pilots, truck drivers, and other workers to keep functioning past their normal limits.
  
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= Dosage =
 
= Dosage =
  
Depending on purity, amphetamine dosage '''will''' vary
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Depending on purity, amphetamine dosage '''will''' vary.
  
== Oral ==
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{| class="wikitable"
 +
|+ Oral
 +
|-
 +
| Light || 25-40mg
 +
|-
 +
| Common || 40-75mg
 +
|-
 +
| Strong || 75-125mg
 +
|-
 +
| Heavy || 125-175mg+
 +
|}
  
Light: 25-40 mg
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{| class="wikitable"
 
+
|+ Insufflated
Common: 40-75 mg
+
|-
 
+
| Light || 15-25mg
Strong: 75-125 mg
+
|-
 
+
| Common || 25-40mg
Heavy: 125-175+ mg
+
|-
 
+
| Strong || 40-75mg
== Insufflated ==
+
|-
 
+
| Heavy || 75-100mg+
Light: 15-25 mg
+
|}
 
+
Common: 25-40 mg
+
 
+
Strong: 40-75 mg
+
 
+
Heavy: 75-100+ mg
+
  
 
= Duration =
 
= Duration =
  
== Oral ==
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{| class="wikitable"
 
+
|+ Oral
Onset: 15-30 minutes
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|-
 
+
| Onset || 15-30 minutes
Total: 2-4 hours
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|-
 
+
| Total || 2-4 hours
== Insufflated ==
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|}
 
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Onset: 1-5 minutes
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Total: 2-4 hours
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{| class="wikitable"
 +
|+ Oral
 +
|-
 +
| Onset || 1-5 minutes
 +
|-
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| Total || 1-3 hours
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|}
  
 
= Effects =
 
= Effects =

Revision as of 13:56, 16 July 2014

52mg of street amphetamines. US Dime for scale.

Amphetamine is a CNSCentral Nervous System stimulant, producing mild euphoria and an abundance of energy. Amphetamines include both the specific chemical 'amphetamine' and the general class of chemicals which share structural similaries. Amphetamines generally cause strong physical and mental stimulation, keeping users awake and alert for many hours, and some amphetamines cause mood lift / euphoria. Because they increase wakefulness, various amphetamines have been used by the military, by pilots, truck drivers, and other workers to keep functioning past their normal limits.

Amphetamine was discovered in 1887 and exists as two enantiomers: levoamphetamine and dextroamphetamine. Amphetamine properly refers to the racemic free base, or equal parts of the enantiomers levoamphetamine and dextroamphetamine in their pure amine forms. Nonetheless, the term is frequently used informally to refer to any combination of the enantiomers, or to either of them alone.

Dosage

Depending on purity, amphetamine dosage will vary.

Oral
Light 25-40mg
Common 40-75mg
Strong 75-125mg
Heavy 125-175mg+
Insufflated
Light 15-25mg
Common 25-40mg
Strong 40-75mg
Heavy 75-100mg+

Duration

Oral
Onset 15-30 minutes
Total 2-4 hours
Oral
Onset 1-5 minutes
Total 1-3 hours

Effects

Positive

  • Increased focus
  • Abundance of energy
  • Increased motivation

Negative

  • Racing thoughts
  • Reduced appetite
  • Flushing of the face
  • Increased body temperature
  • Tachycardia (Elevated heart rate)
  • Paranoia
  • Insomnia

After effects

  • Hangover
  • Afterglow
  • Restlessness
  • Persisting stimulation (5-15 hours after last dose.)

Harm Reduction

  • Avoid driving and operating heavy machinery
  • Recommended time (pauses) between using the substance

Detection Times

  • Blood: 12 hours
  • Hair: 90 days
  • Saliva: 3 days
  • Urine: 1-4 days

Legal status

  • Canada: Schedule I
  • Great Britain: Class B
  • Thailand: Category 1

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