Amphetamines: What Parents Need to Knowenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-anphetamines-enHD-AR1.jpgAmphetamines (including prescription diet pills) are highly addictive stimulants that accelerate functions in the brain and body.speed, uppers, dexies, bennies, stimulants, addiction, addictive, amphetamines, methamphetamines, amfetamines, methamfetamines, diet pills, prescription dieting, drugs, meth, crack, amfetameans, speeding, uppers, getting high, illegal drugs, drug abuse03/25/201005/01/201805/01/2018Steven Dowshen, MD05/01/201814244a04-15f5-4111-be17-0ab23d38918fhttps://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/drugs-amphetamines.html/<table> <tbody> <tr><th scope="row"><strong>What It Is:<br /></strong></th> <td> <p>Amphetamines are very addictive stimulants. They speed up functions in the brain and body. They come in pills or tablets. Prescription diet pills also fall into this category of drugs.</p> </td> </tr> <tr><th scope="row" width="150" height="50"><strong>Sometimes Called:</strong></th> <td width="504" height="50">speed, uppers, dexies, bennies, hearts, truck drivers</td> </tr> <tr><th scope="row" width="150" height="51"><strong>How It's Used:</strong></th> <td width="504" height="51">Amphetamines are swallowed, smoked, snorted, or injected.</td> </tr> <tr><th scope="row" width="150" height="219"><strong>What It Does:</strong></th> <td width="504" height="219"> <p>No matter how a person takes amphetamines, these drugs hit with a fast high, making the user&nbsp;feel powerful, alert, and energized.</p> <p>These "uppers" pump up heart rate, breathing, and blood pressure, and can also cause sweating, shaking, headaches, sleeplessness, and blurred vision.</p> <p>Long or lasting use may cause hallucinations and intense paranoia.</p> <p>Even after users stop taking amphetamines, they may still have problems such as aggression, anxiety, and strong cravings for the drugs.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table>
Cough and Cold Medicine AbuseChugging cough medicine for an instant high is a dangerous, potentially deadly practice.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/cough-cold-medicine-abuse.html/53db978c-fbc5-4371-8cf4-49c033b1ccd4
Dealing With AddictionFind out what you can do if you think you or a friend has a drug or alcohol addiction - from recognizing the warning signs to suggestions to help you stay clean.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/addictions.html/1bb39666-6df9-4f2a-b2ab-62dc486fd6f3
Drugs: What Parents Need to KnowKnowing what drugs are out there, what they can do, and how they can affect someone is the first step in raising drug-free kids.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/drugs-information.html/76baba36-e95f-40b2-abdd-b2848e63f048
Drugs: What to KnowIt's not hard to find drugs, and sometimes it may seem like everyone's doing them or wanting you to do them. But there are downsides (and dangers) to taking drugs.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/know-about-drugs.html/ebae1d42-3774-4b73-b613-e930c809dffa
Ecstasy: What Parents Need to KnowEcstasy is a dangerous illegal drug that can cause hallucinations and even death.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/drugs-ecstasy.html/d1973ddf-6748-4136-96ea-f5559cd828f1
GHB: What Parents Need to KnowGHB, gamma hydroxybutyrate, is a popular club and date rape drug that can be deadly.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/drugs-ghb.html/011c089a-19c0-4864-8c26-03da13e08be2
Heroin: What Parents Need to KnowHeroin is a highly addictive, illegal narcotic that can cause death when taken in excess.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/drugs-heroin.html/b296fb19-82d5-4c8c-bfa3-3cc5d6fda355
Inhalants: What Parents Need to KnowInhalants like glue are sniffed or huffed to give the user a high. Just doing it one time can be fatal.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/drugs-inhalants.html/7d7e7d57-c809-4d62-9da7-29aa91261fcd
Ketamine: What Parents Need to KnowKetamine hydrochloride is a quick-acting anesthetic that can cause intoxication, hallucinations, and even death when taken in dangerously high doses.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/drugs-ketamine.html/0a30bc2b-af94-4154-9d9a-26bfeea4a46a
LSD: What Parents Need to KnowLSD is a dangerous hallucinogenic drug that affects mood, judgment, and behavior.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/drugs-lsd.html/edccd06b-3afc-4f73-b627-2187df16e397
Marijuana: What Parents Need to KnowMarijuana is the most widely used illegal drug in the United States.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/drugs-marijuana.html/2e6b1305-30e9-4c22-883c-b70e2f3ceea2
Methamphetamines: What Parents Need to KnowMethamphetamines are dangerous stimulants that speed up a person's heart rate and bodily functions. When used in large doses, meth can kill.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/drugs-meth.html/2ae9edfb-6341-4aba-812a-755bd61aec97
Prescription Drug AbuseThere are many downsides to experimenting with prescription drugs. Find out more in this article for teens.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/prescription-drug-abuse.html/8af1d296-b2d9-4a12-98c9-090df749289f
Rohypnol: What Parents Need to KnowRohypnol is an antianxiety medication. Because it can cause extreme drowsiness (or "blackouts"), the drug is often used in date rapes.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/drugs-rohypnol.html/b002bb07-be52-426e-9cfb-3f8a2b7ddbed
Talking to Your Child About DrugsJust as you inoculate your kids against illnesses like measles, you can help "immunize" them against drug use by giving them the facts now.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/talk-about-drugs.html/d59e47d1-2bc1-4e0e-ba26-c9c04bf9d511
What You Need to Know About DrugsDrugs are chemicals that change the way a person's body works. Some drugs help you feel better, but drugs also can harm you. Learn more in this article for kids.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/know-drugs.html/8674c35c-27c3-4826-b7e0-ff8f79d64e31
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