The narcotic drugs amphetamine and cocaine are stimulants which for years have been used in the sports.

Amphetamine

Amphetamine and CocaineAmphetamine is a chemical produced stimulant. Amphetamines were previously used to treat various psychiatric disorders and slimming. Today it is used in the treatment of ADHD.

It is known that amphetamines are used by fighter pilots for them to stay awake and focused during long missions. For the same reasons, amphetamines and cocaine for many years been used as a doping agent in sport.

Side Effects

  • agitation, restlessness, nervousness and sleep problems
  • palpitations, increased blood pressure and heart rhythm disorders – including heart attack and stroke are registered
  • aggressive / violent behavior
  • psychological side effects (antisocial, paranoia, hallucinations, etc.)
  • by strenuous physical activity: increased risk of elevated body temperature (“heat stroke”), muscle damage, kidney failure, coma and death
  • addiction

COCAINE

Of the stimulants that occur naturally, is cocaine the most powerful stimulant. Cocaine is a highly addictive narcotic.

Cocaine can be taken in several ways: orally, by snorting, inhalation / smoking and intravenously. Cocaine has a number of performance-enhancing and health-giving properties and has a similar intoxication such as amphetamines.

Today is not used cocaine as a drug in some form.

Side Effects

The side effects are similar to those of amphetamine (see above), but cocaine affects the heart more powerful than amphetamines, and therefore occurring chest pain and heart attacks more frequent with the use of cocaine.

Prohibited List

Cocaine and amphetamine on the prohibited list. Amphetamines and cocaine are considered as drugs. Possession, sale and purchase of these involve criminal liability. Narcotic drugs like hashish, marijuana, cocaine, amphetamines, GHB, heroin and morphine are banned in sports competitions. Health and honesty are two of the sport’s fundamental values​​. These values ​​are not consistent with drug use.
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