Amphetamine Infographic

Last Edited: February 20, 2020

Author
Patricia Howard, LMFT, CADC

Clinically Reviewed
Andrew Lancaster, LPC, MAC

All of the information on this page has been reviewed and certified by an addiction professional.

Amphetamines are a class of CNS stimulants (“uppers”) that are classified by their ability to increase neurotransmitter activity the brain by imitating Adrenaline, thus inducing symptoms such as increased hyperactivity, attention span, alertness and a decrease in appetite. They can be snorted, injected, swallowed or smoked. Examples of commonly known amphetamines are Adderall, Ritalin, Focalin, Vyvanse, Crystal Meth and Methamphetamine. Visit the Amphetamine Page for more information.

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