Street Name:Speed, whizz
What it looks like and how it's taken:
Grey or white powder that is snorted, swallowed, smoked, injected or dissolved in drink.
Tablets are swallowed.
For 3 or 4 hours users feel excited, confident, alert and full of energy.
Reduces appetite and ability to sleep.
Short term: Some users may feel tense and anxious while using and afterwards many feel very tired and depressed. The drug can cause sudden death from heart attack or stroke.
Long term: Frequent high doses can cause panic, hallucination and weight loss. Heavy long-term use places strain on the heart and can cause mental illness. Amphetamines are addictive.
Legal status: Class B, Class A if prepared for injection.
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