Methamphetamine and amphetamine detection, impairment, positive reporting concentrations, and Paracelsus - Brown OR.
[The publisher has not provided an abstract for this article.] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Democratic donor Ed Buck convicted in connection to drug overdose deaths of 2 men in his apartment
Democratic political donor Ed Buck was convicted Tuesday of two drug overdose deaths and injecting gay men with methamphetamine in... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ed Buck convicted in meth overdose deaths of Gemmel Moore and Timothy Dean
Ed Buck is found guilty exactly four years after Moore, 26, died of a methamphetamine overdose in Buck's West Hollywood apartment. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

"It's crazy what meth can help you do": lay beliefs, practices, and experiences of using methamphetamine to self-treat symptoms of opioid withdrawal - Silverstein SM, Daniulaityte R, Getz K, Zule W.
BACKGROUND: Across the U.S., methamphetamine use is expanding among people who use illicit opioids (PWUIO). Motives for methamphetamine use must be contextualized within the experiences of PWUIO, who may use methamphetamine not only to achieve euphoria, bu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

The U.S. Reported a Record 93,000 Drug Overdose Deaths During the 2020 Pandemic Year
(NEW YORK) — Overdose deaths soared to a record 93,000 last year in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. government reported Wednesday. That estimate far eclipses the high of about 72,000 drug overdose deaths reached the previous year and amounts to a 29% increase. “This is a staggering loss of human life,” said Brandon Marshall, a Brown University public health researcher who tracks overdose trends. The nation was already struggling with its worst overdose epidemic but clearly “COVID has greatly exacerbated the crisis,” he added. Lockdowns and other pandemic restrictions isolated thos...
Source: TIME: Health - July 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MIKE STOBBE/AP Tags: Uncategorized Addiction COVID-19 wire Source Type: news

Methamphetamine-Linked Heart Failure Up in California
WEDNESDAY, July 14, 2021 -- From 2008 to 2018, there was a sharp increase in methamphetamine-associated cardiomyopathy/heart failure (MethHF) hospitalizations and related costs in California, according to a study published online July 14 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 14, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Meth Abuse Drove Huge Surge in Heart Failure Crises in California
WEDNESDAY, July 14, 2021 -- In a finding that demonstrates methamphetamine's power to destroy the human heart, new research shows hospitalizations for heart failure related to the illicit drug have soared by 585% in California. " Our study results... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 14, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Methamphetamine use drove surge in heart failure hospitalizations, costs in California
(American Heart Association) Methamphetamine-related heart failure hospitalizations rose a staggering 585% between 2008 and 2018 in California.Costs associated with methamphetamine-related hospitalizations in California jumped even higher, 840%. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Deploying a fotonovela to combat methamphetamine abuse among South Africans with varying levels of health literacy - Davis B, Jansen CJM.
Poor health literacy in the Western Cape Province of South Africa is one of the main factors hampering methamphetamine (MA) use prevention efforts in the area, where the abuse of this drug is a major health and social problem affecting especially previousl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Should Feds Allow a Therapy That Pays Meth Users to Abstain? Should Feds Allow a Therapy That Pays Meth Users to Abstain?
The approach, known as contingency management, has helped thousands of veterans kick the methamphetamine habit, but a federal government ruling has limited its use.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

FEND (Full Energy, No Drugs), an innovative approach to youth drug prevention [conference abstract] - Burgess J, Coderre T.
Virtual Pre-Conference Global Injury Prevention Showcase 2021 - Abstract Book - # 2G.003 Context The recreational use of prescription medications (such as opioids and benzodiazepines) and illicit drugs (methamphetamine and illegally made fentanyl) among... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The methamphetamine epidemic among persons who inject heroin in Hai Phong, Vietnam - Des Jarlais DC, Feelemyer J, Arasteh K, Huong DT, Oanh KTH, Khue PM, Giang HT, Thanh NTT, Moles JP, Vinh VH, Vallo R, Quillet C, Rapoud D, Michel L, Laureillard D, Nagot N.
This study conducted surveys of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Mental Illness, Multimorbidity, SUD Up for Methamphetamine Users
Those with past - year methamphetamine use also more likely to have each combination of paired outcomes or all three outcomes (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - June 17, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Mental Illness, Multimorbidity, SUD Up for Methamphetamine Users
THURSDAY, June 17, 2021 -- Adults with past-year methamphetamine use have increased prevalence of mental illness, medical multimorbidity, and substance use disorder (SUD), according to a report published online June 2 in the Journal of General... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 17, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Truck driver gets 16 years in crash that killed five bicyclists
Jordan Alexander Barson was driving under the influence of methamphetamine when he plowed into a group of bicyclists on a Nevada highway... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Other Health Woes Common When Meth Addiction Strikes
FRIDAY, June 4, 2021 -- Methamphetamine users are at increased risk for physical and mental health problems as well as other substance use disorders, new research shows. Meth is an illegal and highly addictive stimulant drug that can harm organs... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 4, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

People who use methamphetamine likely to report multiple chronic conditions
(New York University) People who use methamphetamine are more likely to have health conditions, mental illness, and substance use disorders than people who do not use the drug, according to a new study by researchers at the Center for Drug Use and HIV/HCV Research (CDUHR) at NYU School of Global Public Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The continued rise of methamphetamine use among people who use heroin in the United States - Strickland JC, Stoops WW, Dunn KE, Smith KE, Havens JR.
BACKGROUND: Methamphetamine use is a growing public health concern in the United States. Prior analyses with nationally representative data from 2015 to 2017 suggested that increases in methamphetamine use appeared largely selective to people using heroin.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Abuse of Crystal Meth Increases
[The Herald] Over 30 percent of the young population is reportedly abusing the crystal methamphetamine, commonly referred to as mutoriro, gukafella, ice or glass in street lingo, a court heard yesterday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 13, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Canadian warship makes record-setting heroin seizure on Arabian Sea
A Canadian warship has seized an estimated $23 million in heroin and methamphetamine off the coast of Oman, a record-setting haul for... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Evaluation of the diagnostic performance of an oral fluid screening test device for substance abuse at traffic controls - Avcioglu G, Yilmaz G, Sahiner SY, Kozaci LD, Bal C, Yilmaz FM.
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to evaluate the analytical performance of the Kite Biotechnology Oral fluid (OF) screening test device, which is used for roadside screening of cannabis, opiates, amphetamines, methamphetamine, 3,4-methylenedioxymeth... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Exhumation of a methamphetamine body-packer: pitfalls of hair result interpretation - Hakim F, Nassibou S, Gish A, Lima B, Wiart JF, Richeval C, Outreville J, Qu étard V, Allorge D, Gaulier JM.
Carrying out toxicological investigations in biological samples (e.g. hair) collected from extensively decomposed bodies and even more interpretation of subsequently obtained results is challenging, even more in some particular circumstances of death. In o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

All-cause and suicide mortality among people with methamphetamine use disorder: a nationwide cohort study in Taiwan - Lee WC, Chang HM, Huang MC, Pan CH, Su SS, Tsai SY, Chen CC, Kuo CJ.
This study investigated all-cause mortality and suicide methods in people with methamphe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Navigating post-eviction drug use amidst a changing drug supply: a spatially-oriented qualitative study of overlapping housing and overdose crises in Vancouver, Canada - McNeil R, Fleming T, Collins AB, Czechaczek S, Mayer S, Boyd J.
BACKGROUND: North American cities are experiencing intersecting housing and overdose crises as illicit drug markets become marked by the proliferation of fentanyl and methamphetamine. Despite recent research documenting associations between evictions and d... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Younger age of first cannabis use or prescription drug misuse is associated with faster development of substance use disorders
NIH analysis measures the prevalence of nine substance use disorders after first substance use or misuse in young people (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - March 29, 2021 Category: Addiction Tags: News Release, Health and Medical Professionals, Heroin, Marijuana, Methamphetamine, NIDAMED News, Prescription Drugs, Prescription Stimulants, Researchers, Teens, Young Adults, Treatment, Prevention Research, Children & Teens, Brain, Addiction Science Source Type: news

The rising tide of methamphetamine use in elderly trauma patients - Benham DA, Rooney AS, Calvo RY, Carr MJ, Diaz JA, Sise CB, Bansal V, Sise MJ, Martin MJ.
BACKGROUND: Methamphetamine (METH) is associated with an elevated risk of injury and the outcomes in the elderly remain unclear. We analyzed METH's impact in elderly trauma patients. METHODS: Retrospective analysis (2009-2018) of trauma patients at... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Methamphetamine-related postmortem cases in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia - Al-Asmari AI.
A more than 500% increase in the number of deaths involving methamphetamine occurred between 2016 and 2018 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. As such, this report employed a validated liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry method to quantify methamphetamine ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Bail granted for woman who used meth before stillbirth
A central California woman charged with murder after delivering a stillborn baby who tested positive for methamphetamine will be released to a treatment center pending trial (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Judge weighs bail for woman who used meth before stillbirth
A central California woman charged with murder after delivering a stillborn baby who tested positive for methamphetamine may be released to a treatment center pending trial (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Drug Users Often Do Not Seek Help Because They Fear Legal Repercussion
By Simona MarinescuAPIA, Samoa, Mar 8 2021 (IPS) In the February 12th editorial on the issue of illicit drug use, the Samoa Observer stated that “… there is no data currently available to show that drug abuse including meth consumption levels in Samoa have reached crisis levels, which would warrant the government considering decriminalizing drug use and consumption.” The United Nation’s position on this is clear, we must not sit by and wait for a problem to blight our communities before acting. The evidence shows that it is cheaper and more effective to prevent drug use than to deal with the conseq...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Simona Marinescu Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Crime & Justice Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Lockdowns Tied to Temporary Drops in Illicit Drug Seizures
FRIDAY, March 5, 2021 -- Seizures of illegal drugs fell sharply in the United States during early COVID-19 lockdowns, but spiked once stay-at-home orders eased. Researchers studied seizures of marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin and fentanyl... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 5, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Psychosocial treatment for incarcerated methamphetamine users: the Philippines experience - Hechanova MRM, Reyes JC, Acosta AC, Tuliao AP.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to evaluate a psychosocial treatment program for prisoners incarcerated because of methamphetamine use. It compared the outcomes of prisoners who received the program while incarcerated, those who were released and rec... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Law enforcement seizures of methamphetamine and marijuana rose during pandemic
Findings suggest that the pandemic may have impacted the availability and demand of some, but not all, illegal drugs. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - March 2, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Drug seizures plummeted early in the COVID-19 pandemic, then climbed once lockdowns lifted
(New York University) Law enforcement seizures of drugs, particularly marijuana and methamphetamine, dropped at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, then increased significantly in the following months--exceeding pre-pandemic seizure rates and providing clues about the impact of the crisis on substance use, according to a new study in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Law enforcement seizures of methamphetamine and marijuana rose during pandemic
(NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse) An analysis of law enforcement seizures of illegal drugs in five key regions of the United States revealed a rise in methamphetamine and marijuana confiscations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Seizures of the two drugs were higher at their peak in August 2020 than at any time in the year prior to the pandemic. Provisional overdose death data show that the increased drug mortality seen in 2019 rose further through the first half of 2020. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Law enforcement seizures of methamphetamine, marijuana rose during pandemic
Analysis of illegal drug confiscations in five key U.S. regions suggests new drug supply patterns since COVID-19 (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - March 2, 2021 Category: Addiction Tags: American Indians and Alaska Natives, News Release, Marijuana, Methamphetamine, Opioids, Researchers, Overdose Source Type: news

Drug Use is a Health Issue – We Need to Decriminalize
Vulnerable people need support, not stricter lawsBy Simona MarinescuAPIA, Samoa, Feb 25 2021 (IPS) Earlier this month, and in December 2020 the Government of Samoa conducted operations that resulted in the confiscation of a total of 1,400 grams of methamphetamine at the border, smuggled from the US. The law enforcement officials (from the Ministry of Customs and Revenue and the Ministry of Police and Prisons) that intercepted these drugs deserve congratulations for their professionalism and skill. Meth is destructive and harmful – and it is good to see this potential threat removed from the community. Simona Marines...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Simona Marinescu Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Economy & Trade Education Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

"Shabu is different": extrajudicial killings, death penalty, and 'methamphetamine exceptionalism' in the Philippines - Lasco G, Yu VG.
BACKGROUND: This paper articulates and problematises the 'exceptionalism' in the way shabu (crystal methamphetamine) is framed in political and popular discourse in the Philippines, and how these framings have informed and enabled the drug regime in the co... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Wife of Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzm án arrested on drug trafficking charges at Virginia airport
Emma Coronel Aispuro, 31, allegedly conspired to help to distribute cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin and marijuana in the U.S. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Extensive tissue necrosis of the tongue in a methamphetamine user: a case report - Shudo A.
This report describes a case of a meth user with severe oral injury that demonstrates... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

"Dying is not a fear": teen and parent perspectives on messaging to prevent crystal meth use among teens in rural north Idaho - Skeer MR, Landy DM, Abrahams JM, Towers J.
Crystal methamphetamine ("meth") use is on the rise in the USA, having devastating effects on individuals and communities. Innovative prevention strategies are therefore critical. Through an exploratory qualitative study, we examined the perspectives and e... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Trends and geographic patterns in drug and synthetic opioid overdose deaths - United States, 2013-2019 - Mattson CL, Tanz LJ, Quinn K, Kariisa M, Patel P, Davis NL.
Deaths involving synthetic opioids other than methadone (synthetic opioids), which largely consist of illicitly manufactured fentanyl; psychostimulants with abuse potential (e.g., methamphetamine); and cocaine have increased in recent years, particularly s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

< a href= " /news-events/nih-research-matters/combination-therapy-methamphetamine-use-disorder " > Combination therapy for methamphetamine use disorder < /a >
A combination of two medications helped some people with heavy methamphetamine use to quit. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - February 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Combination therapy for methamphetamine use disorder
A combination of two medications helped some people with heavy methamphetamine use to quit. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - February 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Domestic Violence Is a Pandemic Within the COVID-19 Pandemic
The last thing Sheila wanted to do on May 21 was drive her car. Getting behind the wheel with a concussion, multiple skull hematomas, and bruises and abrasions across her body was a decidedly bad idea. But it was the only way her husband would have let her out of the house. She told him she was going out to buy him cigarettes. The truth was, Sheila (a pseudonym to protect her identity) was heading to meet her pastor’s wife, who worked at one of the offices in the city hall of her small Nebraska town, seeking help to escape the domestic hell in which she’d been living since the start of spring. That was when the...
Source: TIME: Health - February 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Police in Oregon can no longer arrest someone for possession of small amounts of drugs
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Police in Oregon can no longer arrest someone for possession of small amounts of heroin, methamphetamine, LSD,... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

"Violence and love and drugs …it all goes hand in hand": a mixed methods analysis of the substance abuse, violence, and HIV/AIDS syndemic among women who use methamphetamine - Stockman JK, Syvertsen JL, Hayashi HD, Ludwig-Barron N, Tsuyuki K, Morris MD, Palinkas LA.
BACKGROUND: The synergistic epidemics of substance use, violence, and HIV/AIDS, also known as the SAVA syndemic, disproportionately affects vulnerable women in the United States. Methamphetamine use is closely linked with physical and sexual violence, incl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Chinese-Canadian alleged drug kingpin, accused of running one of the world's biggest methamphetamine cartels, is arrested in Amsterdam
A Chinese-born alleged drug kingpin accused of presiding over a multi-billion dollar narcotics operation has been arrested by Dutch authorities. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Methamphetamine OD Deaths Up for All Races, Ethnicities
Highest rates within each sex seen for non - Hispanic American Indian or Alaska Native individuals, followed by non - Hispanic Whites (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 22, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry, Emergency Medicine, Journal, Source Type: news