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Alcohol and Other Drugs — Students

Substance type — stimulants

Stimulants speed up or ‘stimulate’ the central nervous system.

Common examples of stimulants include:

  • amphetamines
  • methamphetamines (including ‘ice’)
  • cocaine
  • ecstasy (MDMA)

Typical effects of intoxication are:

  • euphoria
  • 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

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