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Drug factfile

Get educated on the basics

Amphetamine

Amphetamine

Amphetamine is a cheap stimulant which makes people more alert and allows them to stay awake for longer.

What else is it called?

Speed, whizz, phet

What does it look like?

A powder - colour can vary from white, to dirty grey, even to bright pink. Sometimes comes as tablets/pills.

What is its legal status?

Class B

How much does it cost?

Around £10 per gram

What equipment do people use to take it?

The powder can be cut up with credit cards or razor blades like cocaine, or put into small papers to form ‘bombs’, which are then swallowed.

What about dependence/addiction?

Psychological