Substance type — stimulants
Stimulants speed up or ‘stimulate’ the central nervous system.
Common examples of stimulants include:
- methamphetamines (including ‘ice’)
- ecstasy (MDMA)
Typical effects of intoxication are:
- increased alertness and confidence
- dilated pupils
- increased heart rate blood pressure and body temperature
- reduced appetite
- agitation and sleeplessness
Stimulants can cause paranoia and hallucinations.
Guidance chapter containing information for schools about stimulants
Reviewed 28 May 2020