Increased methamphetamine, injection drug, and heroin use among women and heterosexual men with primary and secondary syphilis - United States, 2013-2017 - Kidd SE, Grey JA, Torrone EA, Weinstock HS.
During 2013-2017, the national annual rate of reported primary and secondary (P&S) syphilis cases in the United States increased 72.7%, from 5.5 to 9.5 cases per 100,000 population (1). The highest rates of P&S syphilis are seen among gay, bisexual, and ot... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

The effect of matrix model on depression, anxiety, and quality of life in methamphetamine users and their caregivers - Masaeli N, Zarkob H, Kheirabadi G, Soleimani N, Amini M.
Subjects:  Addiction is a mental disorder that affects all aspects of life, individual health, family, and society. Methamphetamine is the second widely used illegal drug in the world, and Iran has the fifth highest prevalence of methamphetamine abuse. Thi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Trump Said China Doesn ’t Have a Drug Problem. The Data Tells A Different Story
President Donald Trump on Friday said that China does not have a drug problem, and suggested that the U.S. should emulate its harsh drug-regulation tactics — but data from China tells a different story. Trump spoke in the White House Rose Garden Friday to announce that he would declare a national emergency to secure funding for a border wall without Congressional approval. During the address, Trump also spoke about the ongoing substance abuse epidemic in the U.S., and referred to conversations he had with Chinese leader Xi Jinping, who Trump said told him that China did not have a drug problem because it could use th...
Source: TIME: Health - February 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized China Fentanyl healthytime onetime Source Type: news

CDC: Heterosexual Syphilis Transmission Up for Drug Users
FRIDAY, Feb. 15, 2019 -- A substantial proportion of heterosexual syphilis transmission seems to be occurring among those who use drugs, especially methamphetamine, according to research published in the Feb. 15 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 15, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Meth Abuse Contributing To Significant Increase In Cases Of Syphilis, Study Finds
New research from the CDC reveals that a recent spike in syphilis cases among persons living in the U.S. may be the result of methamphetamine and injection drug use. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 15, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Glatter, MD, Contributor Source Type: news

Increased Methamphetamine, Injection Drug, and Heroin Use Among Women and Heterosexual Men with Primary and Secondary Syphilis --- United States, 2013--2017
During 2013-2017, reported methamphetamine, injection drug, and heroin use increased substantially among women and heterosexual men with primary and secondary syphilis. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - February 14, 2019 Category: American Health Tags: Acute-Care Hospitals Influenza (Flu) Influenza Vaccination MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Overdose Pain management Synthetic Opioids Syphilis (Treponema pallidum Infection) Women's Health Source Type: news

Meth Abuse Driving Big Spike in Syphilis Cases
THURSDAY, Feb. 14, 2019 -- A startling increase in syphilis cases among Americans may be linked to addiction to methamphetamine and other drugs, federal health officials said Thursday. Between 2013 and 2017, the rate of syphilis infection among... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 14, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

New study examines the way estrogen affects methamphetamine addiction
(Medical University of South Carolina) MUSC researchers look at how methamphetamine affects female rats in a new study published January 10 eNeuro. Findings show that the drug induces different signaling changes in the brains of male rats versus their female counterparts, which may suggest there are sex-related mechanisms behind methamphetamine addiction. Delving further into these brain changes could offer insight into sex-specific treatment strategies that could offer better outcomes for people struggling with addiction. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Amphetamine-type stimulants analysis in oral fluid based on molecularly imprinting extraction - Sorribes-Soriano A, Esteve-Turrillas FA, Armenta S, Amor ós P, Herrero-Martínez JM.
A methamphetamine-based molecularly imprinted polymer (MIP) has been prepared by bulk polymerization to recognize new psychoactive substances (NPS) of the amphetamine, cathinones and 2C families in oral fluid samples, being the first precedent of a synthet... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

The role of sleep dysfunction in the relationship between trauma, neglect and depression in methamphetamine using men - Jones DL, Rodriguez VJ, De La Rosa A, Dietch J, Kumar M.
This study explored the potential for sleep dysfunction to influence the relationship between CT and depression in methamp... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

American slaughterhouses and the need for speed: an examination of the meatpacking-methamphetamine hypothesis - Hendrix JA, Dollar CB.
In Fast Food Nation, Eric Schlosser argues that slaughterhouse workers use methamphetamines to manage the harsh physical and emotional demands of the meatpacking industry. Similar ideas have been raised elsewhere; however, empirical tests of this hypothesi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Neurocognitive decision-making processes of casual methamphetamine users - Droutman V, Xue F, Barkley-Levenson E, Lam HY, Bechara A, Smith B, Lu ZL, Xue G, Miller LC, Read SJ.
Neuroadaptations caused by chronic methamphetamine (MA) use are likely major contributors to high relapse rate following treatment. Thus, focusing intervention efforts at pre-empting addiction in vulnerable populations, thereby preventing MA-use-induced ne... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Methamphetamine presentations to an emergency department: management and complications - Isoardi KZ, Ayles SF, Harris K, Finch CJ, Page CB.
OBJECTIVE: There is little recent published data characterising methamphetamine intoxication. The present study aims to describe the clinical effects, management, complications and disposition of patients with methamphetamine exposure. METHODS: Thi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

A'Beautiful Boy's' Struggle: What You Need To Know About Methamphetamine Addiction
Methamphetamine and other stimulant use is on the rise. Hollywood has noticed. Now the public needs to do the same. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 28, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Lipi Roy, Contributor Source Type: news

The "ice" storm: problems with expert evidence on the effects of methamphetamine - Horan J, Thomas D.
There is growing community concern that methamphetamine (commonly known as Ice) is fuelling violent, erratic and criminal behaviour. Criminal prosecutions of Ice-fuelled defendants are on the rise. Scientific and medical expert evidence is being called upo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

The Weaponization of Narcan
Narcan, the trade name of the opiate antidote naloxone, has become a part of the modern lexicon. It can even be found in the Urban Dictionary. Although initially a noun, it is now a widely used verb as in, “I Narcanned that patient,” or, “I Narcanned your Honor Student.” Narcan is so effective that we have even dreamed up imaginary clinical situations to administer it. YouTube is full of videos of police officers giving themselves or colleagues Narcan for suspected “fentanyl exposure.” A popular video shows a police officer giving Narcan to another officer after exposure to what was late...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - December 21, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Bryan Bledsoe, DO, FACEP, FAEMS Tags: Airway & Respiratory Exclusive Articles Columns Source Type: news

The Weaponization of Narcan
Narcan, the trade name of the opiate antidote naloxone, has become a part of the modern lexicon. It can even be found in the Urban Dictionary. Although initially a noun, it is now a widely used verb as in, “I Narcanned that patient,” or, “I Narcanned your Honor Student.” Narcan is so effective that we have even dreamed up imaginary clinical situations to administer it. YouTube is full of videos of police officers giving themselves or colleagues Narcan for suspected “fentanyl exposure.” A popular video shows a police officer giving Narcan to another officer after exposure to what was late...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - December 21, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Bryan Bledsoe, DO, FACEP, FAEMS Tags: Airway & Respiratory Exclusive Articles Columns Source Type: news

Teen Vaping Rises Dramatically; Drinking, Opioid Use Declines
By Jacqueline Howard, CNN (CNN) — Vaping among America’s teenagers continues to climb, while the use of other substances — such as alcohol and opioids — has declined in recent years, according to a new report. Monday’s report, called Monitoring the Future, comes from the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research and is based on an annual survey of drug and alcohol use and attitudes among eighth-, 10th- and 12th-graders in the United States. This year’s survey included 44,482 students from 392 public and private schools across the country. Behind drinking...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN opioid abuse vaping Source Type: news

Meth Playing Bigger Role in US Drug Overdose Crisis
NEW YORK (AP) — A bigger share of U.S. drug overdose deaths are being caused by methamphetamine, government health officials reported. The number of fatal overdoses involving meth more than tripled between 2011 and 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Wednesday. The percentage of overdose deaths involving meth grew from less than 5 percent to nearly 11 percent. Meth is not the main killer among illicit drugs. Fentanyl was involved in the highest percentage of fatal overdoses in 2016, followed by heroin and cocaine. Meth was fourth. But it was only eighth as recently as 2012. It's not clear wh...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 12, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Mike Stobbe, Associated Press Medical Writer Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Meth Playing Bigger Role in US Drug Overdose Crisis
NEW YORK (AP) — A bigger share of U.S. drug overdose deaths are being caused by methamphetamine, government health officials reported. The number of fatal overdoses involving meth more than tripled between 2011 and 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Wednesday. The percentage of overdose deaths involving meth grew from less than 5 percent to nearly 11 percent. Meth is not the main killer among illicit drugs. Fentanyl was involved in the highest percentage of fatal overdoses in 2016, followed by heroin and cocaine. Meth was fourth. But it was only eighth as recently as 2012. It's not clear wh...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - December 12, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Mike Stobbe, Associated Press Medical Writer Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Meth playing bigger role in US drug overdose crisis
Methamphetamine is playing a bigger role in the U.S. drug overdose crisis, officials say (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

A review of risk factors for methamphetamine-related psychiatric symptoms - Chang X, Sun Y, Zhang Y, Muhai J, Lu L, Shi J.
The illegal use of methamphetamine (MA) is a growing public health concern globally and results in a series of negative effects. The prominent detrimental effect of MA use is MA-related psychiatric symptoms (MAP) and is observed at a much higher incidence ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Meth, Opioid Use in Pregnancy on the Rise
THURSDAY, Nov. 29, 2018 -- Methamphetamine and opioid use has soared among pregnant American women, putting the health of baby and mother at risk, a new study finds. While addiction among pregnant women has dramatically increased across the country,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 29, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Another Drug Crisis: Methamphetamine Use By Pregnant Women
Discusses a recent study documenting increased use of amphetamines among pregnant women in recent years. The study found disproportionate growth of the use of these drugs in the South, the Midwest, and the West, with rural areas having a higher rate than cities. Also touches on the not-uncommon trend of women using both amphetamines and opioids simultaneously, and the difficulty associated with stopping use of both while pregnant. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - November 29, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Manitoba paramedics 1st in Canada to offer new medication for meth users
The provincial government will permit paramedics to administer olanzapine to agitated people who have used methamphetamine, Health Minister Cameron Friesen announced on Monday. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Manitoba Source Type: news

Opioids Are In the Spotlight. But Meth Hospitalizations Are Surging
The number of people hospitalized because of amphetamine use is skyrocketing in the United States, but the resurgence of the drug largely has been overshadowed by the nation’s intense focus on opioids. Amphetamine-related hospitalizations jumped by about 245% from 2008 to 2015, according to a recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association. That dwarfs the rise in hospitalizations from other drugs, such as opioids, which were up by about 46%. The most significant increases were in Western states. The surge in hospitalizations and deaths due to amphetamines “is just totally off the radar,” ...
Source: TIME: Health - November 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Anna Gorman / Kaiser Health News Tags: Uncategorized public health Source Type: news

AHA: Meth Use Producing Younger, Harder-to-Treat Heart Failure Patients
TUESDAY, Nov. 6, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Widespread methamphetamine use is creating a unique form of severe heart failure, according to new research that shows these patients tend to be younger and have poor outcomes. " This is a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 6, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Development and psychometric properties of the methamphetamine decisional balance scale (METH-DBS) for young adults - Khazaee-Pool M, Jahangiry L, Pashaei T, Ramezani-Badr F, Nadrian H, Ponnet K.
BACKGROUND: Drug misuse is a major problem that has an extreme negative effect on people's health. Methamphetamine (MA) is frequently used by young adults, despite its harmful consequences. The Transtheoretical Model (TTM) has been known to be very effecti... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

In Shadow Of Opioid Crisis, Methamphetamine Use Rising In U.S.
This is the other addiction. The addiction that hasn ’t received much attention, as the opioid crisis continues to dominate the headlines (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 29, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Glatter, MD, Contributor Source Type: news

Methamphetamine Roils Rural Towns Again Across The U.S.
(Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - October 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Frank Morris Source Type: news

Determinants of high availability of methamphetamine, cannabis, LSD and ecstasy in New Zealand: are drug dealers promoting methamphetamine rather than cannabis? - Wilkins C, Romeo JS, Rychert M, Prasad J, Graydon-Guy T.
BACKGROUND: Small towns in New Zealand have reported high availability of methamphetamine, and conversely a shortage of cannabis. Stakeholders have suggested drug dealers are purposely promoting methamphetamine rather than cannabis. AIMS: (1) To compare th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Twin epidemics: the surging rise of methamphetamine use in chronic opioid users - Ellis MS, Kasper ZA, Cicero TJ.
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Recent supply-side efforts enacted to curb the opioid epidemic have had both positive (i.e., prescription opioid abuse is on the decline) and negative outcomes (i.e., shifts to other drugs). Given methamphetamine is notably increasing in u... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

South Africa:A Closer Look At How Crystal Meth Attacks Gums and Teeth
[The Conversation Africa] Crystal methamphetamine is the most widely used synthetic drug in the world, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. It's an extremely addictive stimulant that dramatically affects the central nervous system. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Study shows impact of social interactions on addictive behavior
Illustration made by Dr. Marco Venniro, NIDA IRP A new study published in Nature Neuroscience finds that social interactions can have a profound effect on behaviors related to addiction, and on the brain ’s response to drug-associated cues. These findings, the first of their kind in rats, have... (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - October 15, 2018 Category: Addiction Tags: Addiction Science, Brain, Heroin, Methamphetamine, Prevention Research, relapse prevention, Researchers, Treatment Research Source Type: news

Intersecting burdens: homophobic victimization, unstable housing, and methamphetamine use in a cohort of men of color who have sex with men - Li MJ, Okafor CN, Gorbach PM, Shoptaw S.
BACKGROUND: Men who have sex with men with histories of homophobic victimization bear heightened risk of unstable housing and methamphetamine use. However, it is unclear whether unstable housing explains the link between homophobic victimization and metham... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Hope for recovering meth addicts? A traditional Chinese medicine shown to reduce drug-induced damage to dopamine production
(Natural News) Methamphetamine, more commonly known as meth, is a stimulant drug that can be snorted up the nose or mixed with liquid and injected into the body with a needle. Like cocaine, it is highly addictive and induces powerful feelings of euphoria. The “high” that comes from meth is both intoxicating and fast: People... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

While America wages war on opioids, meth makes its comeback
America is focused on combating the devastating impacts of opioid addiction, but states like Oklahoma are struggling to fight a new battle against an old foe: methamphetamine. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Changing dynamics of the drug overdose epidemic in the United States from 1979 through 2016
Better understanding of the dynamics of the current U.S. overdose epidemic may aid in the development of more effective prevention and control strategies. We analyzed records of 599,255 deaths from 1979 through 2016 from the National Vital Statistics System in which accidental drug poisoning was identified as the main cause of death. By examining all available data on accidental poisoning deaths back to 1979 and showing that the overall 38-year curve is exponential, we provide evidence that the current wave of opioid overdose deaths (due to prescription opioids, heroin, and fentanyl) may just be the latest manifestation of...
Source: ScienceNOW - September 20, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Jalal, H., Buchanich, J. M., Roberts, M. S., Balmert, L. C., Zhang, K., Burke, D. S. Tags: Epidemiology, Medicine, Diseases, Online Only r-articles Source Type: news

TMS Promising for Methamphetamine Withdrawal TMS Promising for Methamphetamine Withdrawal
Few agents are currently available to manage withdrawal symptoms in people addicted to drugs of abuse. Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) might be a viable alternative, a study suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Randomized controlled trial of a positive affect intervention for methamphetamine users - Carrico AW, G όmez W, Jain J, Shoptaw S, Discepola MV, Olem D, Lagana-Jackson J, Andrews R, Neilands TB, Dilworth SE, Evans JL, Woods WJ, Moskowitz JT.
BACKGROUND: Contingency management (CM) is an evidence-based intervention providing rewards in exchange for biomarkers that confirm abstinence from stimulants such as methamphetamine. We tested the efficacy of a positive affect intervention designed to boo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Psychophysiological and self-reported responses in individuals with methamphetamine use disorder exposed to emotional video stimuli - Chen XJ, Wang CG, Li YH, Sui N.
Individuals with methamphetamine use disorder (MUD) exhibit irritability and compulsive emotional responses, yet the relevant study is scarce. The characteristic of their positive and negative emotional responses can provide effective targets for the clini... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Report: Fentanyl Deaths in Alaska Quadrupled in 2017
By RACHEL D'ORO ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A new report says overdose deaths in Alaska involving the synthetic opioid fentanyl more than quadrupled last year.Alaska State Troopers released its latest annual drug report Wednesday, saying the state's illegal drug problem continues to worsen.According to the report, 37 people died of overdoses involving fentanyl and related synthetic opioids. In 2016, there were eight fentanyl-related deaths.The report says the amount of fentanyl seized last year equals more than 24,000 lethal doses.Heroin is frequently cut with fentanyl. Alaska State Trooper Capt. Michael Duxbury said at...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - September 5, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Operations Source Type: news

Report: Fentanyl Deaths in Alaska Quadrupled in 2017
By RACHEL D'ORO ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A new report says overdose deaths in Alaska involving the synthetic opioid fentanyl more than quadrupled last year.Alaska State Troopers released its latest annual drug report Wednesday, saying the state's illegal drug problem continues to worsen.According to the report, 37 people died of overdoses involving fentanyl and related synthetic opioids. In 2016, there were eight fentanyl-related deaths.The report says the amount of fentanyl seized last year equals more than 24,000 lethal doses.Heroin is frequently cut with fentanyl. Alaska State Trooper Capt. Michael Duxbury said at...
Source: JEMS Operations - September 5, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Operations Source Type: news

Taking the brain apart to put it all together again
(Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard) A new Organ Chip system from the Wyss Institute has fluidically linked a Brain Chip with two blood-brain barrier (BBB) Chips to recapitulate the interactions between the brain and its blood vessels. This system reacts to methamphetamine exposure just like a human brain, and has allowed scientists to make new discoveries about just how important our blood vessels are for our mental function. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

An eye-opening look at the evolution of medicine: Dangerous substances such as heroin, cocaine, meth, tape worms were once used
(Natural News) While it may be difficult to imagine now, there was a time when heroin was marketed as cough medicine and methamphetamine hydrochloride was a weight loss solution for women. These aren’t the only harmful substances that were used for medicinal purposes, however. Many more so-called cures have come, gone, and become more known... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Methamphetamine and the risk of pulmonary arterial hypertension - Ramirez RL, Perez VJ, Zamanian RT.
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Methamphetamine is a highly addictive drug originally developed for the treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders. At present, the epidemic rise of illicit methamphetamine use has increased the number of patients living with medical compli... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

The new classes of synthetic illicit drugs can significantly harm the brain: a neuro imaging perspective with full review of MRI findings - Creagh Reyes S, Warden D, Latif MA, Paydar A.
Synthetic drugs contain substances that are pharmacologically similar to those found in traditional illicit drugs. Some of the most commonly abused synthetic drugs include synthetic marijuana, bath salts, ecstasy, N-bomb, methamphetamine and anabolic stero... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Predictors of aggressive behavior while under the influence of illicit drugs among young adult methamphetamine users - Leslie EM, Smirnov A, Cherney A, Wells H, Legosz M, Kemp R, Najman JM.
This study examines w... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

UCLA receives $9.5 million grant to study link between substance use and HIV transmission
Researchers at theUCLA Fielding School of Public Health have received a five-year,  $9.5 million grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to continue research on possible connections between substance abuse and HIV infection. The new phase of the study began this month; it continues work that started in 2013 with a $7 million grant from NIDA. Approximately two-thirds of new HIV infections in the U.S. occur among Latino and African-American men who have sex with men; and studies show that drug abuse is linked with poor adherence to HIV medication and prevention therapies.The grant will enable researchers to...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - June 22, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news