Amphetamine abuse can lead to serious health consequences, such as rapid or irregular heartbeats, anxiety, paranoia, mood disturbances, psychosis, overdose, or death. Legitimate prescriptions for amphetamines are often diverted to the street for sale and other amphetamines, such as methamphetamine and MDMA, are produced in clandestine laboratories where there is no monitoring of the chemical makeup or dosage potencies and this increases the risks from abuse. According to the National Institute On Drug Abuse “In studies of chronic methamphetamine users, severe structural and functional changes have been found in areas of the brain associated with emotion and memory, which may account for many of the emotional and cognitive problems observed in these individuals.”
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