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Amphetamines

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

What else is it called?

Speed is the most common street name for Amphetamines, it is also known as whizz, phet, billy, sulph, base, paste, dexies.

What does it look like?

A powder - colour can vary from off white, to dirty grey, even to pinkish powder and can sometimes look like small crystals. Sometimes comes as tablets/pills . Sold in wraps, it usually costs around £8 – £12 a gram.

What is its legal status?

Class B

How much does it cost?

Usually sold in wraps and costs around £8-£12 a 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.