AMT is a long-acting, synthetic psychedelic and euphoric stimulant. It is known for causing nausea and vomiting along with its desired effects. AMT was first developed in the 1960s, however it remained uncommon until the 1990s when its recreational use grew in popularity. In April of 2003 AMT was made illegal as an Schedule I drug in the United States.
The effects of AMT make it a desired drug amongst abusers. It produces increase in energy, mood lift (smiling), visual patterning and closed eye visuals, increased awareness and appreciation of music, and empathogenic qualities. Its popularity remains strong in clubs and raves.
AMT is used for recreational purposes. Its production, distribution and use is illegal throughout the United States, however it is commonly found in clubs, parties and raves. Young adults abuse AMT for its nearly immediate effects that occur within 30 to 60 minutes. It produces increase in energy, mood lift (smiling), visual patterning and closed eye visuals, increased awareness and appreciation of music, and empathogenic qualities. The trip from AMT lasts 7 – 13 hrs, allowing the individual to experience these pleasures and energy throughout the night.
AMT Signs and Symptoms
AMT users take this drug to experience its psychodelic and euphoric stimulant effects. Within 30 to 60 minutes the user will experience an increase in energy, mood lift (smiling), visual patterning and closed eye visuals, increased awareness and appreciation of music, and empathogenic qualities. These effects are known to last 7 -13 hours.
Along with the desired effects of AMT there are often other nutural effects such as a general change in consciousness; blurred vision; restlessness; yawning; dilated pupils; decreased appetite; dry mouth, overstimulated taste, and resulting difficulty eating; extreme, vision-obscuring visuals at high doses : “obnoxiously visual”.
When tripping on AMT the user may experience anxiety and tension. They may begin to feel nauseous and begin vomiting. They will notice a decrease in coordination, their muscle may begin to ache, they may experience headaches, jaw clenching, as well as extreme confusion at high doses.
Signs Your Loved One Is Abusing AMT
If someone you love is taking AMT you will notice the outward effects of the drug, a change in mood and behavior, as well as changes in their day to day lives. Many AMT abusers will get caught up in the lifestyle of clubs, parties and raves. Their personal responsibilities will come second to their drug use. They may suffer financial difficulties, legal troubles and health issues.
AMT Addiction Treatment
To treat an AMT addiction the user needs to be removed from the environment that promotes drug use. They must enter into a residential treatment facility to undergo a minimum of 30 inpatient treatment. There they will go through a wide array of treatment aspects, each tailored to their individual needs. This will help them to overcome their physical and psychological dependency to AMT in an environment free of temptation, with therapeutic and medical support.
Aspects to AMT treatment often include but at not limited to;
- Individual Counseling
- Group Counseling
- Family Counseling
- Behavioral Modification Therapy
- Chemical Dependency Education