Amphetamine is commonly known as speed. The purpose of this drug is to enable users to perform for long periods of time. Amphetamine addiction is often seen among soldiers, government officials, students, journalists, doctors and drivers. Speed is also a popular drug among teens and young adults, due to its current affordability (€ 10/gram) and its long-lasting effect.
Speed users take the drug because of its uplifting effect on the body and on the mind. Its power depends on the dose and on the way it is used. One of its effects is that it suppresses fatigue and appetite. Speed will temporarily change its users into energetic, cheerful and self-assured people.
Speed can be taken as a pill or as a powder. It is usually snorted, but it can also be swallowed or injected. If swallowed, it will start to work after about 20 minutes. When snorted, speed will reach the bloodstream through the nasal membrane and its effect will be noticeable after a few minutes. When injected, it takes effect almost immediately. The effect of speed will last from 8 to 20 hours, depending on the dose.
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