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    Examine the change in amphetamine use and abuse in the U.S. from the 1950s to the present.
    • Explain to which schedule amphetamines belong and why they are on the Schedule of Controlled Substances. (I am not sure which one it would be under.)
    • Explain the effects Aaliyah might be experiencing as a result of her regular amphetamine use. Be sure to include:
    o Acute effects, chronic effects, and withdrawal
    o Effects on physiology (brain and body), behavior, mood, and toxicity

    Give at least three indications from the case study suggesting there may be a problem with Aaliyah's substance use. That is, describe at least three likely behaviors that Aaliyah is likely to exhibit if she is misusing amphetamines.

    Reading some of the material, it is hard for me to understand how amphetamine and caffeine is different, they both make you have rapid heart rate, and cause the same symptoms. Although she has been drinking a lot of coffee, wouldn't it be the same thing? Thanks for the help.

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    Amphetamine use
    Examine the change in amphetamine use and abuse in the U.S. from the 1950s to the present.

    Later, Glaxo, Smith Kline enters the lucrative new fray with "Dextroamphetamine" for use by the military, which later becomes "Adderall", today a major drug for the military and the most popular prescription medicine for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
    During the 1950s and 1960s, amphetamine and methamphetamine were viewed as 'utilitarian drugs' that working- and upper middle-class individuals would use to increase their energy, meet performance and endurance goals, and as a popular weight loss and ...

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    This response answers a question regarding a case study of a young woman using amphetamine.