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She checked into rehabilitation after developing an addiction to amphetamines.
  a medicine that stimulates the central nervous system; sometimes prescribed for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), some kinds of depression, and other diseases; generally increases energy and decreases appetite, but progressively ineffective and addictive
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amphetamines amphetamine
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  • She checked into rehabilitation after developing an addiction to amphetamines.
  • Maynard was about six feet tall, and years of meth-amphetamine and cocaine abuse had left him as thin as an anorexic.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • Nobody knows much about amphetamines.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • He twisted and twirled, he waved his arms like a conductor on amphetamines, until sweat was dripping down the middle of his back.
    Mitch Albom  --  Tuesdays with Morrie

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  • Migrants take amphetamines, slap their own faces, do squats, talk to one another about how much money they’ll make in the United States, tell jokes, pour drops of alcohol into their eyes, and sing.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • This stuff is an amphetamine-steroid mix.
    Carl Deuker  --  Gym Candy
  • Jackson Pollock on amphetamines?
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • To a greater and greater degree his life revolved around a selfadministered pharmacopoeia of steroids, amphetamines, mood elevators, and painkillers, and the drugs addled his once-formidable mind.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • Not only because of the whole stealing-the-camera-and-flattening-his-tires thing, though that was definitely worthy of a little time locked in the jail alongside a couple of violent meth-amphetamine addicts.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Lucky One
  • The only thing wrong with her was amphetamines.
    Susanna Kaysen  --  Girl Interrupted

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  • The team had agreed earlier that amphetamines should not be used except in times of serious emergency; they were stocked in the Level V pharmacy, but for routine purposes caffeine was preferred.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • You’re counting on the amphetamines and the scopolamine.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • No, no, no, that’s a standard amphetamine.
    J.D. Robb  --  Immortal in Death
  • As it was, the guy mowed through celery like a rabbit on amphetamines before finally signing off on the items.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  True Believer
  • Often, though, the steadily increasing doses of amphetamine that had sustained him through the night would still be working in him.
    Mal Peet  --  Tamar
  • First, she barred workers from chewing khat, a leaf that has amphetamine-like qualities and is enjoyed by men throughout the region.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • During his time in the army, he’d killed one man, a soldier strung out on meth-amphetamines who was threatening a hostage with a gun.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Safe Haven
  • I promised to go to Tallinn and get the car with the amphetamines.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • Amphetamines had made her face pale and her voice tired and drawling—or, rather, it was the lack of amphetamines that made her this way.
    Susanna Kaysen  --  Girl Interrupted
  • Sex with Nathan in his amphetamine thrall was no mere fun—it was unharnessed, oceanic, otherworldly.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Amphetamines had made her face pale and her voice tired and drawling—or, rather, it was the lack of amphetamines that made her this way.
    Susanna Kaysen  --  Girl Interrupted
  • Sometimes Valerie or another nurse tried explaining to Torrey that she could be in Mexico without going to the drugstore and buying amphetamines.
    Susanna Kaysen  --  Girl Interrupted
  • In Mexico there was a big house with porches back and front, there were servants, there was sun every day, and there were amphetamines for sale in the drugstore.
    Susanna Kaysen  --  Girl Interrupted
  • An adrenaline-steroid-amphetamine craziness came over me, and pretty soon I was screaming and bouncing up and down more than anyone.
    Carl Deuker  --  Gym Candy
  • She had watched him carefully all this time, she was certain he had stopped taking his amphetamines.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Amphetamines.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • I witnessed migrants doing similar things to stay cool and awake, including Reynaldo Matamorros, who strapped himself to the end of a hopper car to nap; Jose Rodas Orellana, who took amphetamines; and Jose Donald Morales Enriques, who did squats.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • Not long before he died, I sat with him and his wife, Marijke, in their garden in Laren, Holland, and we discussed such merry topics as handguns, hunger, amphetamine dependence, suitcase transceivers, code silks, and suicide pills, Marijke, shared her still-vivid memories of being a teenage "hunger tripper."
    Mal Peet  --  Tamar
  • ) I told her I didn’t believe it, but she assured me it was true, and when directly after this my shock merged into curiosity and I asked her what he had used, I heard for the first time the word amphetamine.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
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Associated words [difficulty]:   amphetamine [6] , Valium [6] , Xanax [7] , antihistamine [8] , diuretic [9] , homeopathy [9] , methylphenidate [9]
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