Pep Pills

Pep pills, also known as stimulants, are substances used in addiction treatment and rehabilitation to counter the effects of narcotics and promote alertness. Initially used for medical purposes, such as treating nasal congestion, asthma and narcolepsy, their stimulating effects were soon recognised. In the 1930s, amphetamines gained popularity as an over-the-counter remedy to alleviate fatigue and enhance focus.

During the mid-20th century, amphetamines were frequently prescribed as diet aids and mood elevators. However, due to their addictive nature and harmful side effects, their use became heavily regulated. Today, stimulants like amphetamines, methylphenidate (Ritalin) and modafinil are commonly prescribed for individuals with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or narcolepsy.

When individuals abuse substances like opioids, their energy levels can plummet, leading to lethargy, lack of motivation and difficulty focusing. Pep pills can be prescribed as part of a comprehensive treatment plan to counteract these effects. They help restore alertness, improve concentration and increase motivation. Amphetamines, which can be both legal and illegal, are drugs used for various health issues like obesity, narcolepsy or ADHD when prescribed by a doctor. However, when used without a prescription for recreational purposes or performance enhancement, they become illegal and are known as street drugs with a high risk of addiction. Common illegal amphetamines include Amphetamine (referred to as goey, speed, uppers), Dextroamphetamine (used illegally as dexies, pep pills) and Methamphetamine in crystal (known as crystal, ice, meth) and liquid forms (referred to as leopard’s blood, liquid red).

These drugs come in various forms like pills, powder, crystal and liquid and can be consumed in different ways, including swallowing, dabbing onto the gums, snorting, injecting or smoking. Amphetamines are stimulants that speed up messages between the brain and body, enhancing alertness and physical activity. They are sometimes used for staying awake or improving performance in work or sports. Amphetamines trigger dopamine release in the brain, leading to feelings of euphoria, clear thinking, confidence, sociability and increased energy. The onset and intensity of these effects vary based on the method of consumption with smoking or injecting producing immediate and intense effects, snorting creating less intense effects and oral consumption leading to longer-lasting effects.

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