If you grew up in the era of big drug culture (the 1960s through the 1990s) or have known someone who has indulged in these substances, then you are probably aware of the term “speed.” From the scientific perspective, medical professionals refer to this classification of drugs as amphetamines, synthetic substances designed to stimulate the nervous system. Typically, doctors prescribe these drugs to patients seeking help for weight loss, narcolepsy, problems with ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), and other issue. Still, have you ever wondered how people feel when they take these drugs? Let’s take a closer look at “speed highs” and find out more information.
The Good, the Bad, and the High
Ultimately, amphetamine highs can be positive or negative experiences, depending on the chemistry and behavior of the user. A variety of factors including past drug experiences, the current environment, underlying mental health, the quantity of speed, and mixtures with other drugs can determine how a person will feel after consuming amphetamines.
As the title suggests, amphetamines provide a boost of energy to the user, making these drugs very popular addiction to the daily activities of athletes. Ultimately, athletes who take these substances will feel an overwhelming rush of power and energy and a feeling of invulnerability.
No Sleep for You
Given the stimulating effects of the drugs, amphetamines can also inhibit sleep patterns and keep you awake for extended periods of time. For example, truck drivers may take speed to make sure they don’t fall asleep at the wheel. Partygoers may also take an interest in these drugs so they can continue acting crazy through the early hours of the morning.
How to Take Amphetamines
Although these drugs are typically manufactured as pills, some people will find different ways to consume amphetamines. Here are some examples:
- Crushing and dissolving the pill in water (for injection)
- Crushing and snorting the pill
- Crushing the pill and smoking the byproduct in a glass pipe
- Taking it normally via swallowing
Seeking Treatment for Stimulant Abuse or Dependency
Always remember that drugs do not have control over your life. You do. Are you suffering from a substance use disorder or a severe form of addiction? Do you have a friend or family member suffering from one or more of these debilitating illnesses? If you do, get in touch with Asana Recovery today. Our counselors and healthcare experts are ready to walk you through every step of the detox and withdrawal process and rehabilitation and guide you towards living a happier, healthier, and freer lifestyle. While the road to recovery might not be an easy road to travel, we promise to help you every step of the way. Take the first step to stay fit, healthy, and safe.
The time for you to take back control of your life is now. If you are interested in one of our residential treatment or supervised detoxification/withdrawal programs, we are ready and waiting to speak with you at your disclosure. Call Asana now at (949) 438-4504 to learn how to overcome your drug abuse or addiction troubles today.