The effects people notice with amphetamines make it clear why the drug has earned the name speed. Speed makes everything go faster. When on the drug, which can be taken in forms of powder, pills and injections, “your heart rate… blood pressure and movements all increase in speed.” 2 It also makes sleep difficult. The size of the user’s pupils increase and weight loss becomes easier. While the user is “high” off the drug he or she can expect “to feel good, be more willing to take risks and be excited”.2 Speed’s long-term effects are for the most part similar to many other drugs. Speed causes depression, personal problems, anger and violence. Speed is also addicting. There is one more side effect that is more unique to the drug. This side effect is coined psychosis. Psychosis is a serious psychological problem. People that suffer from it hear voices in their head, become delusional and paranoid. Psychosis victims are known to see things that aren’t there and often feel that ordinary objects and people want to hurt them.4. In Requiem for a Dream a movie about the downward spiral instigated by drugs, An elder widow is prescribed diet pills, which are speed. When she becomes addicted she believes her refrigerator is trying to kill her.3 Amphetamines although possibly more enjoyable then other drugs also negatively affect you sooner. 3 Fevers, heart attacks and death are all possible results of the use of speed.2
Speed is a slang word for powerful stimulant drugs. Speed has a broad meaning, it describes almost all powerful stimulants, whether street drugs or perscription drugs, except for cocaine. The most common use of the word Speed is when describing Methamphetamine or street Amphetamines, But can also slang for any of the following street drugs (parenthesis are slang):
-Methamphetamine (Meth, Crystal, Crank)
Speed also is used to describe any of the following Prescription ADHD medications, usually referred to as speed when using the medication to get high. (parenthesis are brand names)
-Dextroamphetamine (Aderall, Vyvanese, Dexedrine)
-Methylphenidate or Ritalin (Ritalin, Concerta)
Some of speed's effects: increased energy, nervousness, shaking or trembling, dilated pupils, Euphoria, anxiety, stress, increase in focus, racing thoughts, increased sex drive, insomnia, restlessness, body aches, dry mouth, complete loss of appetite, grinding teeth, twitching of the eyes or "tweaking" etc.
Speed is powerful, and isn’t for everyone. The comedown isn’t fun, but is often exaggerated on the internet. Just drink water and sleep, and quit being a pussy.
Speed is a slang term describing almost all powerful stimulants
I fucked my wife last night while we were both up on speed, i lasted for 3 hours, it makes your sex drive unbeleivable!
Me: Dude, i gotta study for my english final tomorrow night and im so tired. Can i get some of your speed?
Roomate: Yeah my aderall is on the top shelf.