Life in the fast lane, surely gonna crash... .
Nicknames: “speed”, crystal meth, “crank”, “rush”, Dexedrine, Ritalin, diet pills.
Methamphetamine -- National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
The information in the links below is available in English and Spanish (and PDF format).
Amphetamines – The National Library of Medicine
- Amphetamines This site provides numerous links containing general information, clinical trials and treatment for amphetamine problems.
Mind over Matter — Amphetamines
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has a program for students and teachers called Mind over Matter that deals with a number of drugs. It is designed for students in grades five through nine. The links for stimulants are given below:
- Amphetamines. This is information for students and and educators and includes articles entitled “The Brain’s Response to Methamphetamine”, “How Does Methamphetamine Cause Its Effects?”, “Methamphetamine Changes the Brain”, “Methamphetamine Has Lots of Other Effects”, and “What Happens If a Person Uses Methamphetamine for a Long Time?”
KCI — the Anti-Meth Site
- Formerly known as the Koch Crime Institute, this website provides information on methamphetamines as well as graphic stories on the resulting addiction. A chat room is also available.
Stimulant AND hallucinogen and one of the “Club Drugs”. Ecstasy is chemically similar to both amphetamine and mescaline (a hallucinogen). The following two papers from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) provide basic information as well as recent research data.
- NIDA InfoFacts: MDMA (Ecstasy) Also available in Spanish and PDF formats.
- NIDA Research Report: MDMA (Ecstasy) Abuse
tl;dr: the boost that rarely lasts and sure to crash.