See: ADHD drugs Amphetamines
Dextroamphetamine is a powerful psychostimulant which produces increased wakefulness, energy and self-confidence in association with decreased fatigue and appetite. It works primarily by inducing the release of the neurotransmitters dopamine and norepinephrine from their storage areas in nerve terminals. Other common names for dextroamphetamine include d-amphetamine, dexamphetamine, (S)-(+)-amphetamine, and brand names such as Dexedrine and Dextrostat.
" Amphetamines: These are
extremely dangerous drugs. They include dextro-amphetamine,
methamphetamine and amphetamine-like compounds such as Ritalin. In general, in
high doses, these drugs cause a "body trip" and cessation of thinking activity.
In the early days when Dexedrine was first synthesized by Smith, Kline and
French in Philadelphia, I did some psychopharmacologic experiments on myself
with it. In doses of 150 mgm. there is a spectacular increase in bodily energy
and a spectacular decrease in one's critical faculties in regard to this bodily
energy. There is a hedonistic over-valuation of one's own bodily acitivity so
that repeating tapeloops of bodily movement, for example, can occur for hours at
a time. With amphetamines, tank work can become rather repetitious and
For three or four days after such a trip, there is total exhaustion of the organism. This state can lead to negative things such as trying to get "back to normal" by taking more of the amphetamines. This drives one further into the exhaustion cycle and finally one becomes quite paranoid, quite frightened, and may "freak out" totally. In an attempt to escape the penalty of such tripping, certain persons have taken to barbiturates to calm down the system after the trip. This leads to a cyclical effect in which one gets so depressed by the barbiturates that one takes amphetamines to come up again; one gets so excited by the amphetamines that one takes the barbiturates to go down again. This cyclical "tapeloop" of two drugs can be extremely dangerous—one can end up dead in a hurry. We recommend that amphetamines not be used in tank research."--John Lilly MD (The Deep Self)
Jeremy Strohmeyer was a high school honor student taking no drugs. A teacher diagnosed him with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) and he was put on Dexedrine. Within days, this teenager with so much potential raped and murdered 7-year-old Sherrice Iverson, then attempted suicide. Jeremy survived but is now serving a life sentence with no chance of parole. If Jeremy had been taking an illegal drug, his actions would have immediately been seen as caused by the drug. Mind-altering drugs are mind-altering drugs, whether they are labeled legal or not. HOW THE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY IS PREYING ON OUR CHILDREN by K.L. Carlson, M.B.A.