Names: Speed, meth, crank, crystal, black beauties, bennies
Usage: Swallowed, smoked (ice, crystal), injected
Duration: Two to four hours
Description: Capsules, white powder, tablets, liquid
Excitement, increases self-confidence, increases wakefulness and mental alertness, palpitations, talkativeness, poor concentration
Weight loss, anxiety, insomnia, irritability, hyperactivity, severe depression, rapid mood changes, heart and brain damage
Lack of consciousness, convulsions, rapid pulse, slowed respiration, cold and clammy skin, death
Depression, decreased energy, lack of interest in environment
Signs & Symptoms:
Dilated pupils, profuse sweating, rapid respiration, increased heart rate, confusion, talkativeness, inability to concentrate, heightened aggressive behavior, anxiety, fatigue and depression
Did you know?
- Regular use produces strong psychological dependence and increasing tolerance.
- High doses may cause toxic psychosis resembling schizophrenia.
- With increased use, the stimulating effects reverse, and the result is increased fatigue and depression.
- Use may induce heart attack or stroke.