Saturday, 26 April 2008

The Drug Experience and Beyond: Amphetamine

This Background Briefing looks at the experience of taking amphetamine, including the subjective pleasurable experiences of initial use, amphetamine-induced anxiety and psychosis, and withdrawal symptoms following long-term use. We also briefly consider various factors that can influence the amphetamine experience.

“The person… may experience periods of paranoia and anxiety when taking the drug, and periods of deep depression when not taking the drug. The impact of this on psychological well-being can be considerable.”

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