Amphetamines are a class of compounds that include both prescription drugs (Adderall, Dexedrine), and illicit drugs (ecstasy, MDMA, crystal meth).
All amphetamines are similar in their effects, forcing the brain into a state of activation. The main difference is how these drugs are used (injection, smoking, eating), and how potent their effects are on the brain.
Amphetamines are highly addictive, and abuse is a widespread problem across the United States and beyond. Some of the worlds most destructive drugs are contained in this class — and finding the right help can be difficult.