The Effects

  • Amphetamine is a stimulant
  • Gives you a intense rush of energy
  • Can last for up to 6 hours
  • Causes loss of appetite
  • Can cause gurning (tightening of jaw muscles)
  • Dry mouth

The Risks

  • Can cause paranoid feelings
  • Can be cut with various substances that can be harmful
  • A wrap of speed will only contain about 5-10% of actual Amphetamine
  • Tolerance can build up quite quickly
  • Prepared-for-injection can cause vein damage, ulcers and gangrene (deadening or decaying of body tissue especially in digits and limbs) and especially with dirty needles.
  • Taking a lot of speed can give your immune system a bettering.  You could get more colds, flu and sore throats if you use it a lot.

The Law

  • Amphetamine is a Class B drug
  • If prepared for injection it becomes class A
  • Possession can get you up to five years in jail and an unlimited fine.  Supplying someone else, including your friends, can get you up to 14 years and an unlimited fine.

Street Names

  • Speed
  • Whiz
  • Sulph
  • Paste
  • Phet
  • Billy
  • Base