Symptoms of Amphetamine Addiction
Amphetamine is a central nervous system stimulant. While high, individuals act “hyper”, as though they are full of energy, confident, and feel good. Many will experience euphoria, feelings of power, and be unresponsive to touch or requests for attention. In most cases, individuals with amphetamine prescriptions, such as Adderall, will never have a high enough dose for these symptoms to take effect. Micro dosing is the process of using a very strong drug to impact the brain in desired ways, but in tiny, barely noticeable amounts. When someone abuses the drug, they take significantly more than is safe and begin to develop major side effects. For amphetamines, these can include massive changes to physical appearance (weight loss, rotting teeth), personality (paranoia, aggression, violence, anxiety), and behavior (repetitive movements, tics, jerky movements, lack of focus). If your loved one develops any of these physical symptoms, they need help, whether or not they are addicted to amphetamines.
Physical Symptoms of Amphetamine Use