Substance use - amphetamines

Substance abuse - amphetamines; Drug abuse - amphetamines; Drug use - amphetamines

Amphetamines are drugs. They can be legal or illegal. They are legal when they are prescribed by a doctor and used to treat health problems such as obesity, narcolepsy, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Using amphetamines can lead to addiction.

Amphetamines are illegal when they are used without a prescription to get high or improve performance. In this case, they are known as street, or recreational drugs, and using them can lead to addiction. This article describes this aspect of amphetamines.

Types of Illegal Amphetamines

Amphetamines Effects on Your Brain

Harmful Effects of Amphetamines

Amphetamines can be Addictive

Treatment Options

Your Ongoing Recovery


When to Call the Doctor