Drugs:Fact and Fiction/Amphetamine

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Amphetamines are artificially made stimulants and prescription drugs like concerta. Amphetamines were first made in Germany as treatment for asthma (20th century). Some "street" names for ampetamines are uppers, ups, speed, black beauties, and wake ups. Amphetamines can be inhaled, injected, or most comonly swallowed. Effects on the body are high energy and feelings of well being.