Popular names ‘Alpha’; ‘Alpha-meth’
What is it?

AMT (Alpha-methyltryptamine) is a stimulant of the tryptamine type. It was originally investigated for its anti-depressant properties, but the effects proved disappointing and it was soon abandoned. Some people take it for its stimulating effects.


Sought after effects


  •  Stimulation (increased energy)
  • Mood enhancement
  • Empathogenic properties (feeling closer to others)
  • Occasional audio and visual experiences
Undesired effects


  •  Anxiety/nervousness
  • Blurred vision
  • Nausea/vomiting (common)
  • Tension headaches
  • Occasional muscular aches
What does it look like?

Usually white/off-white powder, sometimes found in swallowable capsules.

How is it taken?

Swallowed (either in wraps or capsules) or insufflated (snorted), very rarely smoked/vaped.