Wanting unusual emotions that would help distract from problematic issues or strengthen credibility in the company, a person begins to take the drug hairdryer – a serious psychostimulant used in the medical field. With its help, sensations of fatigue, lethargy, drowsiness are quickly eliminated, the process of thinking is accelerated. Explaining the use of the drug by the influence of a medical nature, a person becomes addicted. But the fact is that the joyful mood caused by the medicine is temporary. Then comes depression, fatigue, and a feeling of being overwhelmed.
What is amphetamine?
Initially, the drug was used as an inhalation agent in the treatment of bronchial asthma. The scope of use expanded as soon as in the thirties of the last century, doctors drew attention to the psychoactive features of the drug. The hair dryer received the greatest popularity at the time when the appearance of maximum euphoria after intravenous injection of this substance was established. At the same time, they proved that the consequences of such a drug are severe, and a strong dependence is formed on its use.
Full name and chemical composition
On the slang of drug addicts, hair dryer means the name of the drug “amphetamine”, which is a stimulator of the central nervous system of synthetic origin. At first it was believed that the new substance will completely replace ephedrine, which is considered its natural copy. The hair dryer is represented by a white powder or liquid and is a phenylethylamine derivative. The composition of the drug is simple:
But such components relate to a product made in a laboratory.
To prepare the drug at home, use:
- crystalline iodine;
- red phosphorus;
- hydrochloric acid or gasoline.
Different cooking methods are the reason that the body has a different effect.
How does the drug
A hairdryer is not only used intravenously, it can be swallowed or sniffed like cocaine. Some even manage to smoke this drug, although experts claim that it is not suitable for this method of use. After a person takes several doses, a strong dependence is formed. The effect of the drug is divided into three stages:
- Initial phase. It comes immediately after use. A person experiences a surge of strength and energy, looks at everything with rainbow eyes. His perception of reality changes, there comes joyful excitement and euphoria.
- The next step. Pleasant euphoria becomes dangerous. The euphoric sensation is being replaced by serious aggression, quickly flowing into indifference. Mood swings happen instantly, differing in frequency and brightness.
- The final stage. Its second name is “fugitive.” Exposure to the hair dryer results in withdrawal symptoms. A person experiences severe pain and dizziness. The addict is immersed in depression, thoughts of suicide appear.
This effect lasts a long time. A person will suffer for several weeks. It is difficult to say unequivocally how much a drug is in the body. It depends on the physical condition of the dependent, the quality of the composition used and the duration of the dose. Amphetamine is mainly metabolized in the liver, where it breaks down into the active components of ephedrine and other substances. The hair dryer remains in the blood for up to twelve hours. If it is administered a second time on the second day, then its constant concentration in the blood will be maintained, which will prolong the narcotic trance.
Effect of taking
A narcotic drug creates a pronounced result of a stimulating nature. This type of exposure was created by enhancing the production of dopamine and norepinephrine neurotransmitters. Norepinephrine is an adrenaline precursor. This is a hormone that can mobilize human resources in an unusual setting. An increase in adrenaline levels will cause rapid breathing and increased heart rate, and increase blood pressure. Material exchanges will accelerate, the flow of energy will increase, the addict will lose his appetite, and will begin to experience insomnia.
Dopamine is responsible for enthusiasm and motivation. As a rule, the neurotransmitter is in the blood in small doses, but taking the hair dryer stimulates the activation of reserves, causing exhaustion and mental disorders.
Symptoms by which an amphetamist can be recognized
A person taking a hair dryer begins to feel all the reactions that occur inside the body, accompanied by visual symptoms of consumption. Signs of drug use are quite explicit in nature and are determined quite simply:
- breathing becomes rapid and languid;
- eye pupils dilate greatly;
- motor activation, unusual before this, begins;
- speech incoherence occurs;
- movements become incorrect;
- addict duplicates phrases spoken by the interlocutor.
Taking a large amount of the drug causes an overdose of the substance. After each dose taken, it seems to the addict that sensations are decreasing, so he constantly increases the amount of the drug taken. An overdose of a hairdryer can cause increased stimulation of the heart muscle and blood vessels. From this, pressure can greatly jump, strokes and even heart attacks occur. Impact on the psyche can lead to psychosis and the emergence of thoughts of suicide. The following symptoms will help to understand that an overdose of a hairdryer has occurred:
- increased sweating;
- change in body temperature;
- hallucinogenic visions;
- pain in the head, vomiting reflex, diarrhea;
- increase in pressure;
- dilatation of the pupils;
- deviations in the emission of urine.
In such cases, it is recommended to call a doctor because severe overdoses cause loss of consciousness, kidney failure, cardiac arrest.
Why amphetamine is dangerous
Many people, whose age range ranges from eighteen to thirty years, believe that taking amphetamine is not harmful to health, because the drug is used by foreign doctors. In the territory of the Russian Federation, it is forbidden to use a hair dryer, since the product of its chemical decomposition poses a great danger. Amphetamine can cause the following negative effects:
- obstruction of blood circulation in the vessels of the peripheral group;
- increase in the number of contractions of the heart muscle;
- muscle relaxation of the bronchi;
- changes in pressure in the arteries.
The use of this synthetic drug has a bad effect on the physical and mental state of a person, causing significant complications of a secondary nature.
Consequences of use
When amphetamine is used for medical purposes, without abuse, it is considered even an effective remedy. In most cases, the drug is prescribed to treat a number of diseases:
- diseases of the central nervous system.
But if the hair dryer is used systemically and its dosage is constantly increasing, the consequences for the body will not be long in coming. In such situations, the drug moves into a group of narcotic compounds.
Side effects are serious. They have a detrimental effect on the whole body. The following organs may be affected by such effects:
- Nervous system. Activity is rapidly increasing, working capacity is growing, but this results in a “thinning” of the psyche and nerves. Norepinephrine, dopamine and adrenaline, secreted in abundance, provoke convulsions, poor sleep, acute forms of psychosis, delusions and hallucinogenic visions. Appetite worsens, a person loses weight.
- Heart and vascular system. The hair dryer has a negative effect on the vessels, narrowing them. Due to the fact that a person takes this drug, he may develop tachycardia, pain in the heart muscle, arrhythmia. Similar problems often lead to heart attacks and strokes.
- Digestive system. Her organs react quite strongly to amphetamine. There is a feeling of nausea, a gag reflex, appetite disappears, anorexia develops. In the oral cavity there is always a smack of metal. Almost all the internal organs of a person taking amphetamine are affected.
A drug-dependent person experiences impotence, turbidity of consciousness, exhaustion, weakened immunity. His enamel on his teeth is destroyed, tremors appear in the limbs. The performance of the liver and kidneys is deteriorating, the activity of the brain is upset. Panic develops, mental disorders appear. The long period of taking a hair dryer almost always ends with acute psychosis. First, persistent hallucinogenic visions appear, delirium begins at the manic level. This symptom is very similar to schizophrenia. The tolerance developed to amphetamine forces a person from time to time to increase the dosage of the drug, further exacerbating the situation and depleting the body. This is how drug addiction is developed.
Hair dryer treatment
Drug addiction is a serious disease that, without the necessary therapeutic intervention, can lead to mental disorders, personality degradation, and even death. A person dependent on a hair dryer needs a comprehensive treatment in an inpatient setting, consisting of several stages:
- social adaptation.
Medical treatment is carried out independently, but psychotherapeutic help is required here. In treatment, it is important not only to cleanse the body of narcotic substances, but also to fully prepare it for a new life in which there will no longer be dangerous drugs. To this end, rehabilitation centers arrange special trainings using various methods of psychological impact.
It is quite possible to completely recover from drugs. For a decade and a half, the effect of the methods used has been fully proven. Specialists guarantee superior results.
Amphetamine is considered a serious threat, especially for young people. Seeking out of curious motives to receive one dose in order to experience unusual euphoria, young men and women quickly get used to the drug, gradually increasing the dosage. If there is a suspicion that the child made the first “acquaintance” with amphetamine, it is recommended to take appropriate measures immediately. Treatment for this addiction gives real results, but this issue should not be delayed.