Amphetamine is a stimulant drug that affects the central nervous system and is used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. However, it can also be used recreationally for its mood-enhancing and performance-enhancing effects.
Amphetamines increase the release of certain neurotransmitters, such as dopamine and norepinephrine, leading to increased alertness, energy, and decreased appetite. However, prolonged use of amphetamines can lead to tolerance, dependence, addiction, and negative physical and psychological consequences such as anxiety, paranoia, heart problems, and malnutrition.
Treatment for amphetamine addiction typically involves a combination of behavioral therapy, support groups, and medication to manage withdrawal symptoms and cravings.