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STIM

ANT UL

THE FACTS

• Amphetamine... speed... makes you feel like

• An exciting rush can be felt as heart and

• It is a tablet or white powder to be snorted or might be injected

could last for 1 or 2 days

you have lots of energy and confidence

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EFFECTS

• After some hours the effect wears off and the user can be ill and depressed... the ‘come-down’ • A tolerance is built up so you could need more and more for the same effect

breathing speeds up

• Users might talk non-stop for hours • Extreme tiredness, anxiety and depression

• Users sometimes repeat doses to avoid the

after-effect... this makes the ‘come-down’ worse

• Some users could become tense and angry

RISKS

• Long-term use might lead to mental illness • Sharing needles could risk HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C amongst

other diseases

• The heart might be strained by long-term use • Some might have panic attacks and get violent • Some could start to need more and more speed just to feel OK

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SIGNS

• under the influence

rapid speech...dilated pupils...poor ability to concentrate...shorter attention span...jumps topics when talking... confident...restless... gurning or chewing

• behaviour changes

not sleeping well... using alcohol to sleep ...very lethargic and tired for couple of days after taking drug

• paraphernalia

small foil wraps... small mirrors... razor blades for chopping powder... needles and syringes very hazardous behaviour so seek professional help!

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