Amphetamines are synthetic stimulants. Stimulants are drugs that speed up the body’s processes including heart and breathing rate. Amphetamines increase energy levels and alertness. Users may feel more confident, happy and powerful or creative.
Amphetamines are currently employed in treating a small number of disorders. Very rarely, amphetamines may also be used to treat obesity and certain types of depression that do not respond to other treatments.
As a street drug, amphetamine usually comes as a white, pink, yellowish or grey putty-like substance known as paste. It is usually sold wrapped in small pieces of paper (wraps).