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Amphetamines: Excessive Speed

Amphetamines -- "speed" or "uppers" – seem to go in and out of style in the illegal drug world as they become easy to get, then more difficult, then easy again for whatever reason. Stylish or not, what doesn’t change about amphetamines is the damage they do to the people who abuse them. Abusers become addicted to the speed, they stop eating and sleeping, and they just wear out.

Because amphetamines are prescription drugs, some people seem to think it’s safe to take them for non-medical reasons. Big mistake. No one should ever take any prescription that’s not written especially for them. Even the most innocent-seeming drug can do harm if taken in the wrong way or by the wrong people. This is especially true of amphetamines, because along with a few other classes of drugs, they are addictive and subject to fatal overdose.

Take some time and check out this site on amphetamines. It's packed full of information and images that can help you make informed, healthy decisions. When you're finished surfing, you can see how much you've learned by taking our interactive quiz.. You might be surprised at how well you do.

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