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What are the signs that someone is addicted to amphetamines?

What are the signs that someone is addicted to amphetamines?

Any of these: If you are needing more to get high, have withdrawal symptoms or needing to take more to avoid such, spending a lot if time looking for the drug, using is causing you problems socially or with work and you continue to use despite these problems and are unable to stop despite your efforts, you are addicted. ...Read more

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Amphetamine (Definition)

A psychostimulant, controlled drug schedule ii, with abuse potential. It acts to enhance Dopamine and norepinephrine in the body, including the brain. It can decrease appetite- was used as a diet pill, treat narcolepsy and adhd, pathological fatigue, sea sickness. Derived from ephedra plant ...Read more


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My girlfriend is addicted to amphetamines. How can I help her?

Family therapy: Nobody can help an addict, ultimately, except the addict herself. However, family members can do things to help, including letting the person know how much you care about them, and that you want them to live long and healthy lives, which amphetamines are not likely to promote. Go to an alanon meeting for help and support on how you can help yourself-with guilt, shame anger.This can help her too. ...Read more

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Could i get addicted to meth the first time?

Could i get addicted to meth the first time?

Possibly: It not a sure thing, but there is a possibility you could become addicted from using meth one time, similar to cocaine. ...Read more

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Can i try meth once without becoming addicted?

Not a good idea: A percentage of subjects exposed to meth become addicted quickly. ...Read more

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Can there be anything i can do to help a meth addict?

Help yourself: This is a very difficult thing for people with addiction and those who care about them. You need to emotionally protect yourself, and allow them to make their own choices, but to provide opportunities for rehab or 12 step programs like aa or na. ...Read more

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What should I do when you realize you're addicted to meth?

What should I do when you realize you're addicted to meth?

Get HELP now. : Contact your family physician, get referred to an addiction clinic, and get off the junk. Glad you have recognized your problem, and wish more people would do the same. Although not easy, get moving, and you will be relieved how stable all will turn out. ...Read more

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I really need some answers! why are people addicted to meth?

I really need some answers! why are people addicted to meth?

Dopamine: It could be argued that it is a combination of factors including multiple neurotransmitters although most would argue that one of the more important considerations is the increase in Dopamine that the administration of crystal methamphtamines promotes. This increase in Dopamine in the nucleus accumbens produces a reinforcing effect of the behavior of using methamphetamines. Stay safe! ...Read more

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I snorted a line of meth for the first time. Can i addicted just from this?

Yes: Every person addicted to the drug, started off with that first "line" or "hit" or "bump" or "slam" of meth. The initial high is so euphoric and intense, if the stuff is available to you, you will likely try "just one more" and the cycle begins. Once addicted, it will be a lifelong battle to get off of it and to remain sober. Stay strong and avoid it. If you've done it, heed the warning. ...Read more

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