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By Maura Kelly STIMULANTS
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WHAT ARE STIMULANTS? Stimulant: drugs that excite neural activity and speed up body functions People use these substances to: Stay awake Lose weight Boost mood Boost athletic performance
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TYPES OF STIMULANTS Amphetamines: drugs that stimulate neural activity Cause speeded up body functions Energy and mood changes Methamphetamine: a type of amphetamine that is highly addictive
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EFFECTS OF STIMULANTS Increased heart rate and breathing Dilating of the pupils Diminished appetite Rise in energy and self confidence
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METHAMPHETAMINE (METH) 8 hours of heightened energy and euphoria Triggers release of dopamine which enhances energy and mood Reduces baseline dopamine levels over time, causing the user to have permanent damage Effects: Irritability Insomnia Seizures depression
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CAFFEINE World’s most largely consumed psychoactive substance Found in coffee, tea, soda, energy drinks
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