Lay knowledge and practices of methamphetamine use to manage opioid-related overdose risks - Daniulaityte R, Silverstein SM, Getz K, Juhascik M, McElhinny M, Dudley S.
AIM: Methamphetamine use has increased among individuals with opioid use disorder. The key aims of this study are to detail and contextualise lay knowledge, attitudes, and behaviours related to methamphetamine use in relation to opioid overdose risks in an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

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Researchers found that risky patterns of methamphetamine use and the diversity of people who used methamphetamine increased between 2015 and 2019. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - October 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Methamphetamine Deaths, Use Increased From 2015 to 2019
Populations at higher risk for methamphetamine use disorder diversifying rapidly (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 28, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

' Alarming' Increase in Fake Pills Laced With Fentanyl, Meth'Alarming' Increase in Fake Pills Laced With Fentanyl, Meth
Criminals are mass-producing fake pills laced with fentanyl and methamphetamine, marketing them as legitimate medications, the DEA reports. More than 9.5 million fake pills have been seized in 2021.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - September 27, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Alert Source Type: news

Sexual violence and chemsex among substance-using sexual and gender minorities in Texas - Wilkerson JM, Di Paola A, Nieto D, Schick V, Latini DM, Braun-Harvey D, Zoschke IN, McCurdy S.
INTRODUCTION: Chemsex is the use of methamphetamine or other substances to enhance sexual experiences, and is most often associated with sexual minority men. Within the chemsex literature, questions of sexual violence emerge due, in part, to ambiguity abou... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 24, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

U.S. Meth Overdose Deaths Tripled in Recent Years
While the number of methamphetamine users did not increase as steeply, researchers said frequent use of methamphetamine, and using other drugs at the same time, may have contributed to the increase in overdose deaths. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Methamphetamine-involved overdose deaths nearly tripled between 2015 to 2019, NIH study finds
Patterns of methamphetamine use have become riskier, diversified across U.S. population. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - September 22, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

U.S. stimulant deaths nearly triple in four-year period, mostly because of methamphetamine
Drug overdose deaths linked with illegal stimulants other than cocaine -- mostly methamphetamine -- nearly tripled between 2015 and 2019, an analysis published Wednesday by JAMA Psychiatry found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Methamphetamine Deaths Soar, Hitting Black And Native Americans Especially Hard
Newly published U.S. data finds overdose deaths from methamphetamine use more than doubled in recent years. Use of the stimulant among Black Americans surged nearly tenfold.(Image credit: Tulare County Sheriff's Office via AP) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Brian Mann Source Type: news

Methamphetamine-involved overdose deaths nearly tripled between 2015 to 2019, NIH study finds
Patterns of methamphetamine use have become riskier, diversified across U.S. population (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - September 22, 2021 Category: Addiction Tags: Cocaine, News Release, Fentanyl, Heroin, Methamphetamine, Overdose, Researchers Source Type: news

Las muertes por sobredosis relacionadas con la metanfetamina casi se triplicaron entre 2015 y 2019, de acuerdo con un estudio de los NIH
(Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - September 22, 2021 Category: Addiction Tags: Cocaine, News Release, Fentanyl, Heroin, Methamphetamine, Overdose, Researchers Source Type: news

Drug overdose deaths involving cocaine and psychostimulants with abuse potential among racial and ethnic groups - United States, 2004-2019 - Kariisa M, Seth P, Scholl L, Wilson N, Davis NL.
BACKGROUND: Drug overdose deaths involving stimulants, including cocaine and psychostimulants with abuse potential (e.g., methamphetamine), have been increasing, partly because of co-involvement with opioids. Stimulant-involved overdose deaths have disprop... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Methamphetamine and alcohol detection in vehicle-driver fatalities in South Australia: a 10-year survey (2008-2018) - O'Donovan S, Lewis D, van den Heuvel C, Baldock M, Humphries MA, Byard RW.
Motor vehicle driver fatalities ( ≥18 years) from the files at Forensic Science South Australia were reviewed from January 2008 to December 2018 for cases in which either positive blood sample for methamphetamine (MA) or an illegal blood alcohol concentr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Study: Trout can become addicted to methamphetamines
(Natural News) A recent study published in the Journal of Experimental Biology found that wild brown trout can become addicted to methamphetamine – a stimulant with a growing number of users worldwide. Researchers in the Czech Republic examined whether concentrations of methamphetamine and one of its byproducts, amphetamine, could be detected in the brains of brown trout.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

China Upholds Death Sentence for Robert Lloyd Schellenberg
Robert Lloyd Schellenberg initially received 15 years in prison for methamphetamine trafficking. But he was handed a death sentence in a... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Methamphetamine use among American Indians and Alaska Natives in the United States - Coughlin LN, Lin LA, Jannausch M, Ilgen MA, Bonar EE.
BACKGROUND: Recent trends show methamphetamine use is increasing in the United States. American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities face health disparities compared to the population overall, including some of the highest rates of illegal drug use... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

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

El consumo inicial de cannabis o el primer uso indebido de medicamentos recetados a edad m ás temprana están asociados con la aparición más rápida de trastornos por consumo de drogas
Un an álisis de los Institutos Nacionales de la Salud (NIH) mide la prevalencia de nueve trastornos por consumo de drogas en los jóvenes después del consumo o uso indebido inicial (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - March 29, 2021 Category: Addiction Tags: Addiction Science, Brain, Children & Teens, News Release, Health and Medical Professionals, Heroin, Marijuana, Methamphetamine, NIDAMED News, Prescription Drugs, Prescription Stimulants, Prevention Research, Researchers, Teens, Treatment, Young Adults 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