Other names for speed
Amphetamine, uppers, pep pills.
What is speed?
Speed is a chemical substance that stimulates your central nervous system. It is most often a powder, but sometimes appears in pills. It is often snorted or swallowed in a capsule or folded in some paper. It can be injected, but that is not common.
Effects of speed
When you snort speed, you will feel the effects within a couple of minutes. When you swallow it, it will take 20-60 minutes. The effects wear off in 4-8 hours. But after effects can last for a longer period.
- Increased alertness.
- Suppression of hunger and fatigue.
- Dilated pupils and increased muscle tone.
- Increased heartbeat and blood pressure.
Risks of speed
What are the risks of speed?
- Damage to your teeth. Grinding your teeth will wear them down. Stimulants diminish the amount of saliva in your mouth, giving bacteria the opportunity to create cavities.
- Overheating. Your body can get overheated. That risk increases if you dance for long periods in hot, humid spaces. You can avoid overheating by drinking enough water (two glasses an hour).
- Hangover. The next days, you feel exhausted with a depressed mood.
- Braindamage. Speed may damage certain nerves in your brain.
- If you take speed over long periods of time, you will lose a lot of weight (too much).
- High blood pressure and heart rate.
- You may get paranoid.
- You can get psychologically addicted to speed.
- Your body develops a tolerance to speed. You then need higher doses to feel the effects.
The following test will help you discover whether you are taking too much risk. Once you’ve answered the questions, you’ll receive the test results, with information about your score. Depending on your score, we’ll make certain recommendations.
Versie: april 2021