Trends in characteristics of individuals who use methamphetamine in the United States, 2015-2018 - Palamar JJ, Han BH, Keyes KM.
BACKGROUND: Prevalence of self-reported methamphetamine use has remained relatively stable over the past decade; however, deaths and seizures involving methamphetamine have been increasing. Research is needed to determine if select subgroups in the US are ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

White matter abnormalities based on tTBSS and its correlation with impulsivity behavior of methamphetamine addicts - Huang S, Yang W, Luo J, Yan C, Liu J.
BACKGROUND: Methamphetamine (MA) abuse is one of the most rapidly growing illicit drug problems worldwide. Impulsivity has been considered as a core impairment underpinning addictive behavior. Studies have demonstrated that MA addicts have white matter abn... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Commentary on: Kenneally M, Byard RW. Increasing methamphetamine detection in cases of early childhood fatalities. J Forensic Sci doi: 10.1111/1556-4029.14321. Epub 2020 Mar 23 - Tse R, Kesha K, Morrow P, Glenn C, Stables S.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Crystalline methamphetamine (ice) use prior to youth detention: a forensic concern or a public health issue? - Spivak B, Shepherd S, Borschmann R, Kinner SA, Ogloff JRP, Hachtel H.
Links between crystalline methamphetamine (CM) use and criminal offending are often drawn in the media; however, there has been little scientific research into this relationship. The aim of this study was to ascertain the prevalence and correlates of lifet... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

To Mothers Struggling with Addiction: You Are Not Alone
I had an idyllic childhood. I was a cheery kid with great parents, raised in a wonderful neighborhood, always cared for and never wanted for anything. When people hear this background from someone whose addiction was so strong that they planned their methamphetamine use around their pregnancy, it can be hard to reconcile. There is no blueprint for addiction; this disease has no face. Not one person in my life would have guessed I’d be homeless with multiple DUIs, totaled a number of vehicles, and would have my son taken away by authorities twice before his second birthday, but it happened. And despite how absurd it m...
Source: Psych Central - May 28, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Karen McGinnis Tags: Addictions Parenting Substance Abuse Addiction Recovery custody Methamphetamines Motherhood Source Type: news

Methamphetamine use and its correlates among individuals with opioid use disorder in a midwestern U.S. city - Daniulaityte R, Silverstein SM, Crawford TN, Martins SS, Zule W, Zaragoza AJ, Carlson RG.
BACKGROUND: U.S. is experiencing a surging trend of methamphetamine use among individuals who use opioids. More research is needed to characterize this emerging "twin epidemic." Objectives: The study aims to identify social and behavioral characteristics a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Myanmar Raids Reveal New Production of Fentanyl, a Killer Drug
After dominating the global methamphetamine trade, crime syndicates in Myanmar are starting to make fentanyl, the drug that has fueled the U.S. opioid crisis. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Hannah Beech and Saw Nang Tags: Myanmar Fentanyl Methamphetamines Drug Abuse and Traffic Organized Crime Opium Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) China Source Type: news

The emergence of cardiac changes following the self-administration of methamphetamine - Freeling JL, McFadden LM.
BACKGROUND: Clinical observations suggest an association between methamphetamine (METH) use and cardiovascular disease, but preclinical studies are lacking. The purpose of the current study was to explore changes in left ventricular function as a potential... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Is chronic methamphetamine-induced psychosis a mental disease for the  purposes of insanity? [Letter] - Reisner AD, Piel JL.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

NIDA launches drug education booklet series for middle school students
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has launched a redesigned series of booklets geared towards educating middle school students about substance use. The Mind Matters series consists of nine booklets on various drug topics. The series was designed to help students in grades 5... (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - April 30, 2020 Category: Addiction Tags: Bath Salts, Brain, Cocaine, Illicit Opioids, Illicit Stimulants, Inhalants, K2/Spice, Marijuana, Medical Consequences, Methamphetamine, Nicotine, Opioids, Parents, Pre-Teens, Prescription Stimulants, Students, Teachers Source Type: news

Cognitive impairment in methamphetamine users with recent psychosis: a cross-sectional study in Thailand - Srisurapanont M, Lamyai W, Pono K, Indrakamhaeng D, Saengsin A, Songhong N, Khuwuthyakorn P, Jantamo P.
This study aimed to compare the overall cognitive function and specific cognitive domains between MA users with and wi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

What you need to know today about the virus pandemic
The coronavirus pandemic has dealt a severe blow to the illegal drug trade by paralyzing economies, closing borders and severing supply chains in China that traffickers rely on for the chemicals to make drugs like methamphetamine (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

‘Cartels are scrambling’: Virus snarls global drug trade
Coronavirus is dealing a gut punch to the illegal drug trade, paralyzing economies and severing supply chains in China that traffickers rely on for the chemicals to make such drugs as methamphetamine and fentanyl (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Resurgent Methamphetamine Use in the US Resurgent Methamphetamine Use in the US
This report indicates that treatment admissions involving methamphetamine use increased significantly over the past decade in the US. Is this trend linked to the ongoing opioid crisis?American Journal of Public Health (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

Recent partner violence, sexual relationship power, and STIs among women who use methamphetamine: does type of sexual partner matter? - Stockman JK, Hayashi HD, Barnes RFW, Al-Rousan T, Semple SS, Mittal M, Zians J, Patterson TL.
The objective of our study was to examine the association of recent PV and SRP on STIs... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

NIDA Director outlines potential risks to people who smoke and use drugs during COVID-19 pandemic
The precarious intersection of the COVID-19 national health emergency and the concurrent epidemic of drug overdose deaths is outlined in the Annals of Internal Medicine this week by Dr. Nora D. Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of … (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - April 2, 2020 Category: Addiction Tags: Announcement, Health and Medical Professionals, Methamphetamine, NIDAMED News, Opioids, Researchers, Tobacco, Addiction Science Source Type: news

NIDA Director outlines potential risks to people who smoke and use drugs during COVID-19 pandemic
COVID-19: Courtesy of NIAID The precarious intersection of the COVID-19 national health emergency and the concurrent epidemic of drug overdose deaths is outlined in the Annals of Internal Medicine this week by Dr. Nora D. Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part... (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - April 1, 2020 Category: Addiction Tags: Addiction Science, Health and Medical Professionals, Methamphetamine, NIDAMED News, Opioids, Researchers, Tobacco Source Type: news

Patterns and characteristics of methamphetamine use among adults - United States, 2015-2018 - Jones CM, Compton WM, Mustaquim D.
Methamphetamine is a highly addictive central nervous system stimulant. Methamphetamine use is associated with a range of health harms, including psychosis and other mental disorders, cardiovascular and renal dysfunction, infectious disease transmission, a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Past-Year Methamphetamine Use 6.6 Per 1,000 in 2015 to 2018
THURSDAY, March 26, 2020 -- The estimated rate of past-year methamphetamine use was 6.6 per 1,000 adults during 2015 to 2018, according to research published in the March 27 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 26, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Patterns and Characteristics of Methamphetamine Use Among Adults - United States, 2015-2018
Methamphetamine is a highly addictive central nervous system stimulant. In recent years, methamphetamine availability and methamphetamine-related harms have been increasing in the United States. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - March 26, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: Mental Health Mental Health and Disasters MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Substance Use and Abuse Source Type: news

Meth Use, Addiction on the Rise Among Americans: CDC
THURSDAY, March 26, 2020 -- Methamphetamine use is soaring again, with nearly one million Americans hooked on it, according to federal health officials. Between 2015 and 2018, about 53% of the 1.6 million meth users were addicted to it and slightly... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 26, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Increasing methamphetamine detection in cases of early childhood fatalities - Kenneally M, Byard RW.
Age and organ maturity can influence drug toxicity in children; however, most clinical data and literature are based on drug concentrations in adults. Therefore, the interpretation of drugs detected in children is often difficult or not possible. Retrospec... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Psychopathy and corticostriatal connectivity: the link to criminal behavior in methamphetamine dependence - Hoffman WF, Jacobs MB, Dennis LE, McCready HD, Hickok AW, Smith SB, Kohno M.
Methamphetamine use and psychopathy are associated with criminal behavior; however, it is unclear how methamphetamine use and psychopathy interact to promote violent, economic and drug offenses. Abnormalities in corticostriatal functional connectivity are ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

The Doctor Gap: In Areas of Greatest Need, Primary Care Is a Team Effort
THURSDAY, March 19, 2020 -- The day paramedics rushed Jeramiah Parsons to the hospital, his lips were so sore and swollen he had trouble talking. A skin-picking habit related to his methamphetamine addiction had permitted a dangerous... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 19, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

The effectiveness of integrated matrix therapy on self-control and emotional regulation in methamphetamine abusers - Abhar Zanjani F, Touzadeh Jani H, Amiri M.
INTRODUCTION: Considering the increasing prevalence of substance abuse disorder and its accompanying violence and aggression among adolescents and youth in recent years, issues such as self-control and emotional regulation in people with substance abuse di... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Methamphetamine and Opioid Cue Database (MOCD): development and validation - Ekhtiari H, Kuplicki R, Pruthi A, Paulus M.
INTRODUCTION: Drug cue reactivity (DCR) is widely used in experimental settings for both assessment and intervention. There is no validated database of pictorial cues available for methamphetamine and opioids. METHODS: 360 images in three-groups (m... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Methamphetamine use in pregnancy, child protection, and removal of infants: Tertiary centre experience from Western Australia - O'Connor A, Harris E, Seeber C, Hamilton D, Fisher C, Sachmann M.
The aim of this study is to explore factors that determine infant removal by Child Protective Services and placement in out of home care, for methamphetamine-using women receiving pregnancy care with Western Australia Women and Newborn Drug and Alcohol Ser... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Cognitive deficits in methamphetamine addiction: independent contributions of dependence and intelligence - Fitzpatrick RE, Rubenis AJ, Lubman DI, Verdejo-Garc ía A.
BACKGROUND: Methamphetamine's effects on brain function have been associated with cognitive deficits, which have a negative impact on clinical outcomes. However, it remains unclear if cognitive deficits relate to methamphetamine dependence (potentially ame... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Traumatic brain injury and methamphetamine: a double-hit neurological insult - El Hayek S, Allouch F, Razafsha M, Talih F, Gold MS, Wang KK, Kobeissy F.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in the world. TBI causes permanent physical, cognitive, social, and functional impairments. Substance use and intoxication are established risk factors for TBI. Data are e... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

San Francisco to open tent 'sobering' center for meth users
A center for people experiencing methamphetamine-induced psychosis will open in San Francisco to help them get sober in a safe place (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

San Francisco to open tent treatment center for meth users
A center for people experiencing methamphetamine-induced psychosis will open in San Francisco as the city struggles with a rise in drug overdoses and rampant street drug use (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Part 2: Immunotherapies —A New Tool To Treat Methamphetamine Addiction?
Researchers move their monoclonal antibody (mAb) into clinical trials to see if it can be an effective treatment for methamphetamine use. (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - February 5, 2020 Category: Addiction Tags: Medication Development, Methamphetamine, NIDA Notes, Basic Science, Treatment Research, Treatment Source Type: news

Rise in U.S. Stimulant Overdoses, Many Involving Opioids Rise in U.S. Stimulant Overdoses, Many Involving Opioids
Fatal overdoses involving cocaine and other stimulants like methamphetamine have been rising in the U.S. in recent years, and many deaths involve the use of these drugs along with at least one opioid.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Methamphetamine abuse trends in psychiatric emergency services: a retrospective analysis using big data - Miller J, Atala R, Sarangarm D, Tohen M, Sharma S, Bhatt S, Khafaja M, Kroth PJ, Cruz M.
OBJECTIVE: This exploratory retrospective study assessed demographic and hospital utilization characteristics of patients presenting with methamphetamine use to an urban psychiatric emergency service in New Mexico. METHODS: De-identified data from ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Part 1: Immunotherapies —A New Tool To Treat Methamphetamine Addiction?
Researchers have created a monoclonal antibody (mAb) that is intended to interact with methamphetamine and decrease its ability to enter the brain. (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - January 30, 2020 Category: Addiction Tags: Medication Development, Methamphetamine, NIDA Notes, Basic Science, Treatment Research, Treatment Source Type: news

Substance use, intimate partner violence, history of incarceration and vulnerability to HIV among young Black men who have sex with men in a Southern US city - Maiorana A, Kegeles SM, Brown S, Williams R, Arnold EA.
In this longitudinal qualitative study we explored the lived experiences of young Black men who have sex with men in Dallas, Texas in relation to methamphetamine use, intimate partner violence and a history of incarceration as syndemic conditions that may ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Erratum to "Methamphetamine use and cognitive function: a systematic review of neuroimaging research" [Drug Alcohol Depend. 194 (2019) 75-87] - Sabrini S, Wang GY, Lin JC, Kirk IJ, Curley LE.
The publisher regrets that in the published version of this article, author I.J. Kirk was incorrectly listed as J.K. Ian. The correct list of authors is shown below: Sabrini Sa, Wang GYb, Lin JCa, Kirk IJc, Curley LEa The publisher would like ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Methamphetamine use and violence: findings from a longitudinal birth cohort - Foulds JA, Boden JM, McKetin R, Newton-Howes G.
AIMS: Evidence linking illicit methamphetamine use to violence perpetration and victimisation comes primarily from cross-sectional studies. These associations have not previously been studied in a longitudinal general population sample. DESIGN: Lon... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Amphetamine and methamphetamine poisonings attended in hospital emergency departments: clinical features and the usefulness of laboratory confirmation - Roset Ferrer C, Gomila Mu ñiz I, Elorza Guerrero MÁ, Puiguriguer Ferrando J, Leciñena Estean MÁ, Tuero León G, Sahuquillo Frías L, Ripoll Vera T, Socias Crespi L, Sanchís Cortés P, Barcelo Martin B.
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether clinical and toxicologic findings differed between cases of amphetamine (AMP) and methamphetamine (mAMP) poisoning attended in 2 Balearic Island hospital emergency departments. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospective observatio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Study examines opioid involvement in US drug overdoses
(Wiley) A recent analysis published in Addiction reveals how fatal overdoses involving stimulants (cocaine and other psychostimulants, primarily methamphetamine) have been increasing over the past few years. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Bloody Philippine drug war fails to curb methamphetamine supply: VP
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs has only managed to curb the supply of methamphetamines by less than 1% of annual consumption, proof that it has been a bloody failure, his main political rival, the vice president, said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Why Testing Drivers For Cannabis Is Hard
(CNN) — As a growing number of states legalize cannabis, health officials are increasingly sounding the alarm for technology that can quickly determine when drivers are stoned. A solution for measuring alcohol intoxication has existed since 1954: the Breathalyzer. No such technology yet exists for cannabis, but several tech startups and university scientists say they’re close to commercializing something resembling a cannabis breathalyzer. Still, others are quick to caution the answer is not that simple. Critics note the technology must detect recent cannabis use and also prove that cannabis in a person’s...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Cannabis CNN Source Type: news

Opioid-Meth Habit Particularly Hard to Break
TUESDAY, Dec. 31, 2019 -- Opioid addiction is tough enough to beat, but new research shows that having an accompanying methamphetamine habit may make quitting far more difficult. For the study, researchers looked at 799 people receiving opioid... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 31, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Millions of Americans are driving under the influence of marijuana, CDC says
A new CDC report found that in 2018, 12 million American adults said they had driven under the influence of weed in the 12 months prior to the survey. About 2.3 million said they had driven under the influence of illicit drugs such as cocaine or methamphetamine. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Impact of methamphetamine use depends on your genes
(La Trobe University) The research, published in Molecular Psychiatry found that variations in the gene known as BDNF strongly determine the effects of methamphetamine in the brain. This could potentially explain why some users develop methamphetamine-induced psychosis, which is similar to schizophrenia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Age of onset of methamphetamine consumption among the Iranian youth aged 19-29: a cross-sectional study - Darvishzadeh H, Mirzaee M, Jahani Y, Sharifi H.
BACKGROUND: Around the world, one of the main concerns and risky behaviors among youths is methamphetamine consumption. Since the age of onset of methamphetamine use is decreasing, therefore, it is important to identify the effective factors on the age of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The role of childhood maltreatment in cortisol in the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis in methamphetamine-dependent individuals with and without depression comorbidity and suicide attempts - Pirnia B, Khosravani V, Maleki F, Kalbasi R, Pirnia K, Malekanmehr P, Zahiroddin A.
BACKGROUND: The hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis dysregulation which was found to have an important role in the pathophysiology of depression, suicide, and substance dependence, may be influenced by childhood maltreatment (CM). The present study a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news