Chronic low back pain linked to higher rates of illicit drug use
( Wolters Kluwer Health ) People living with chronic low back pain (cLBP) are more likely to use illicit drugs -- including marijuana, cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine -- compared to those without back pain, reports a study in Spine, published by Wolters Kluwer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 21, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Influence of base on nitro-aldol (Henry) reaction products for alternative clandestine pathways - Andrighetto LM, Henderson LC, Pearson JR, Stevenson PG, Conlan XA.
Australian clandestine drug laboratories are constantly utilising alternative methods to produce methamphetamine, in part as restrictions are placed by Government on, for example, chemicals such as phenyl-2-propanone (P2P) (in the early 1980s), or on pseud... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 21, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Drug-use may hamper moral judgment
Regular cocaine and methamphetamine users can have difficulty choosing between right and wrong, perhaps because the specific parts of their brains used for moral processing and evaluating emotions are damaged by their prolonged drug habits, according to a study among prison inmates. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - July 13, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Drug-use may hamper moral judgment
(Springer) Regular cocaine and methamphetamine users can have difficulty choosing between right and wrong, perhaps because the specific parts of their brains used for moral processing and evaluating emotions are damaged by their prolonged drug habits. This is according to a study among prison inmates by Samantha Fede and Dr. Kent Kiehl's laboratory at the University of New Mexico and the nonprofit Mind Research Network. The findings are published in Springer's journal Psychopharmacology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 13, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Yes, Benzos Are Bad For You
This article was originally published on Recovery Brands' Pro Talk/Pro Corner http://www.rehabs.com/pro-talk-articles/yes-benzos-are-bad-for-you/ Allen Frances is a professor emeritus at Duke University and was the chairman of the DSM-IV task force. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - July 1, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Say Why To Drugs: unravelling the myster-E of MDMA
In this series, I’ll be investigating different drugs, busting some myths and explaining potential harms and benefits. This week I’m looking at the highs and lows of MDMAMDMA - that’s 3-4 methylenedioxy-methamphetamine to you - is a synthetic stimulant in the amphetamine family. It was first synthesised and patented in 1912, originally as an intermediate product when developing another medication. Its psychoactive properties weren’t initially realised, and it wasn’t until the 1970s that it began to be used – initially in counselling settings. Its use as a recreational drug really rose wh...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 30, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Suzi Gage Tags: Drugs Science Health Society Source Type: news

IHS: Division of Behavioral Health, Office of Clinical and Preventive Services, Methamphetamine and Suicide Prevention Initiative-Generation Indigenous (Gen-I), Initiative Support; Notice
The Indian Health Service announces the availability of funds for the Methamphetamine and Suicide Prevention Initiative (MSPI) - Generation Indigenous (GEN-I) Initiative Support which focuses on promoting early intervention strategies and positive youth development programming to reduce risk factors for suicidal behavior and substance abuse in Native youth. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - June 27, 2016 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Physicians take on timely public health issues
In Days 2 and 3 of policymaking at the 2016 AMA Annual Meeting, delegates adopted a variety of policies on important issues affecting the health of patients across the country. Issues range from controlled LED lighting to safe provision of dry needling procedures to better training for hemorrhage control. Attorney ads on drug side-effects Late-night television is rampant with attorney ads that seek plaintiffs regarding complications from new medications. Potential complications are spoken about in an alarming way, and often, it is the first time the public learns about those potential complications and side effects. ...
Source: AMA Wire - June 15, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Troy Parks Source Type: news

Soda Consumption Among Methamphetamine Users in the USA: Impact on Oral Health
Conclusions: MA users' consumption of sugared sodas is higher than in the adult general population, and this is the first study to show a statistically significant association between MA use and sugared soda consumption. In addition, increased soda consumption was associated with more dental problems among MA users. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 9, 2016 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Nigeria: NDLEA and Fight Against Methamphetamine in Nigeria
[Daily Trust] Nigeria has been tackling the problem of illicit drug production, trafficking and abuse with significant results over the years. Numerous spectacular drug seizures and high profile arrests have been recorded by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) since inception. Cannabis which is popularly known as hemp or marijuana was the only locally produced drug in the country while other drugs like cocaine and heroin are smuggled into the country from producer nations. This situation is gradually changi (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 20, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Analysing pseudoephedrine/methamphetamine policy options in Australia using multi-criteria decision modelling - Manning M, Wong GT, Ransley J, Smith C.
BACKGROUND: In this paper we capture and synthesize the unique knowledge of experts so that choices regarding policy measures to address methamphetamine consumption and dependency in Australia can be strengthened. We examine perceptions of the: (1) influen... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 19, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Risk factors for recent intimate partner violence among methamphetamine-using men and women - Hayashi HD, Patterson TL, Semple SJ, Fujimoto K, Stockman JK.
The Substance Abuse, Violence, and HIV/AIDS (SAVA) syndemic model describes how the confluence of the three epidemics of substance abuse, violence, and HIV risk work synergistically to create excess burden among populations. We sought to identify risk fact... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 19, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Study: Exercise may help treat addiction
Stephen FellerLOS ANGELES, April 27 (UPI) -- Adding exercise to methamphetamine addiction counseling leads to changes in the brain that could help people trying to beat a habit, according to a new study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Adding exercise to health education helps treat addiction, say UCLA researchers
Can you physically outrun an addiction? Of course not. But a new study by UCLA researchers found that exercise, when combined with traditional behavioral therapy, helped people who were addicted to methamphetamine. The study, involving 19 people, showed that those who included walking or jogging along with resistance training in their treatment had a 15 percent increase in the number of dopamine receptors in the brain. The dopamine system is directly impacted by meth use; restoring these receptors reduces people’s craving for the drug. The study was published online by the journal Neuropsychopharmacology. Methampheta...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - April 27, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Methamphetamine: Facts, Effects and Health Risks
Learn about methamphetamine, a highly addictive and illegal drug that is known for its euphoric effects. Methamphetamine is the second highest illicit drug used worldwide. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs Source Type: news

Estimating the number of regular and dependent methamphetamine users in Australia, 2002-2014 - Degenhardt L, Larney S, Chan G, Dobbins T, Weier M, Roxburgh A, Hall WD, McKetin R.
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the number of regular and dependent methamphetamine users in Australia. DESIGN: Indirect prevalence estimates were made for each year from 2002-03 to 2013-14. We applied multiplier methods to data on treatment episodes for am... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 6, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Effects of alcohol, methamphetamine, and marijuana exposure on the placenta
In the United States, prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) is the most common preventable cause of developmental delay. Animal studies have shown some of the adverse effects of PAE on placental development, but few studies have examined these effects in humans. This is the first study to examine the effects of prenatal exposure to methamphetamine, marijuana, and cigarette smoking on human placental development. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 5, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Ebola meth? Police joke nets at least 1 drug arrest
DALLAS (AP) — The joke has shown up on police department Facebook pages in at least two states: Anyone in possession of methamphetamine or other illegal drugs should stop by the police station for testing because the drugs might somehow contain Ebola. (Source: U.S. News - Health)
Source: U.S. News - Health - March 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ultra-rapid targeted analysis of 40 drugs of abuse in oral fluid by LC-MS/MS using carbon-13 isotopes of methamphetamine and MDMA to reduce detector saturation - Di Rago M, Chu M, Rodda LN, Jenkins E, Kotsos A, Gerostamoulos D.
The number of oral fluid samples collected by the road policing authority in Victoria, Australia, requiring confirmatory laboratory analysis for drugs proscribed under Victorian legislation (methamphetamine, MDMA and Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol) has greatly i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 25, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Systematic review of the toxicological and radiological features of body packing - Cappelletti S, Piacentino D, Sani G, Bottoni E, Fiore PA, Aromatario M, Ciallella C.
Body packing is the term used for the intracorporeal concealment of illicit drugs, mainly cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, and cannabinoids. These drugs are produced in the form of packages and are swallowed or placed in various anatomical cavities and bo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 11, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Maryland EMS Physicians Describe Public Health Threat of Designer Drugs at EMS Today 2016
Electronic dance music (EDM) festivals represent a perfect storm of risk factors associated with mass gatherings and pose a unique challenge for EMS systems. This is attributed to a convergence of multiple factors, including an increase in the frequency and popularity of EDM concerts/festivals, a younger attendee demographic, the abundant availability of designer drugs such as MDMA (3,4-methylenedioxy-methamphetamine, also known as Molly and Ecstasy) and the prevalence of alcohol and other external factors, such as exposure to weather conditions. Combined, these variables have resulted in an overall increase of patient enc...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - February 27, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: News EMS Today Source Type: news

The profile of psychiatric symptoms exacerbated by methamphetamine use - McKetin R, Dawe S, Burns RA, Hides L, Kavanagh DJ, Teesson M, McD Young R, Voce A, Saunders JB.
BACKGROUND: Methamphetamine use can produce symptoms almost indistinguishable from schizophrenia. Distinguishing between the two conditions has been hampered by the lack of a validated symptom profile for methamphetamine-induced psychiatric symptoms. We us... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 27, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Methamphetamine use is associated with high levels of depressive symptoms in adolescents and young adults in Rural Chiang Mai Province, Thailand - DiMiceli LE, Sherman SG, Aramrattana A, Sirirojn B, Celentano DD.
BACKGROUND: High levels of depressive symptoms often occur among individuals that use or that are dependent on methamphetamine (MA). Thailand is currently experiencing an epidemic of MA use among youth. Understanding the nature of the relationship between ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 26, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Hawaii Meth Project to end outreach program
The Hawaii Meth Project, a Honolulu-based nonprofit dedicated to the prevention of methamphetamine use, will close its outreach and switch to a solely online program in June, its executive director confirmed Monday. Diminishing financial resources and increasing costs led to the decision to close down the organization, which has four people on staff and seven board members, Hawaii Meth Project Executive Director Georgianna DeCosta told PBN. The Hawaii Meth Project ended its educational and school-based… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 23, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Lorin Eleni Gill Source Type: news

How Big Pharma gets away with selling crystal meth to children: By renaming it 'Adderall'
(NaturalNews) In a recent appearance on All In with Chris Hayes on MSNBC, drug abuse and addiction expert Carl Hart of Columbia University made a shocking claim: There isn't much difference between the demonized street drug methamphetamine (also known as meth or crystal meth) and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

School-aged outcomes following prenatal methamphetamine exposure: 7.5-year follow-up from the Infant Development, Environment, and Lifestyle Study - Eze N, Smith LM, Lagasse LL, Derauf C, Newman E, Arria A, Huestis MA, Della Grotta SA, Dansereau LM, Neal C, Lester BM.
OBJECTIVE: To assess the relationship between prenatal methamphetamine exposure (PME) and behavior problems at age 7.5 years and the extent to which early adversity mediated this relationship. STUDY DESIGN: The multicenter, longitudinal Infant Development... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 23, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

New study holds hope for improving outcomes for children exposed to methamphetamine
(Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (LA BioMed)) In a first of its kind study, researchers followed meth-exposed children to age 7.5 and found more supportive home environments could make a difference in their behavior and emotional control. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 21, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

A qualitative exploration of perceived gender differences in methamphetamine use among women who use methamphetamine on the Mexico-U.S. border - Loza O, Ramos R, Ferreira-Pinto J, Hernandez MT, Villalobos SA.
The purpose of this study is to extend the research on contextual factors that influence the initiation and continued use of methamphetamine (meth) by women on the U.S.-Mexico border. At present, a minimal body of literature exists that explores meth use o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 11, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Frontal white matter changes and aggression in methamphetamine dependence - Lederer K, Fouche JP, Wilson D, Stein DJ, Uhlmann A.
Chronic methamphetamine (MA) use can lead to white matter (WM) changes and increased levels of aggression. While previous studies have examined WM abnormalities relating to cognitive impairment, associations between WM integrity and aggression in MA depend... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 22, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Is ecstasy really that dangerous? All your questions answered | Alex Wodak and Gideon Warhaft
After two ecstasy deaths at the Stereosonic festivals, it’s imperative that we get our facts straight about the drug, or more young people will die, say two leading experts on drug use and policyThe recent tragic deaths of two young people after taking ecstasy at the Stereosonic music events in Sydney and Adelaide prompted much media comment. Unfortunately, much of it was misinformed. Unless we can agree on the basic issues and realistic options, sadly more young people will continue to die. Ecstasy is very different from and a much less dangerous drug than “ice”, the subject of prime minister Malcolm Tur...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 8, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Alex Wodak and Gideon Warhaft Tags: Drugs Society Alcohol Young people Australia news Methamphetamine (crystal meth) Drugs policy Drugs trade Health policy (Australia) Australian police and policing Science Source Type: news

Just say no: Processed food turns Americans into malnourished, dumbed-down addicts
(NaturalNews) Authorities often call marijuana an addictive "gateway drug." The US Drug Enforcement Agency classifies cannabis as a Schedule I drug, more addictive than methamphetamine and cocaine. SWAT teams are deployed on growing operations and legal dispensaries. People can be... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 5, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UCLA study clarifies the oral consequences of methamphetamine abuse
FINDINGS A multidisciplinary group of researchers from the UCLA School of Dentistry, the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and the UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Program have published new findings that provide conclusive evidence of disproportionately high rates of dental disease in methamphetamine abusers. In the largest study of meth abusers to date, Dr. Vivek Shetty and his colleagues systematically investigated the patterns and severity of dental disease in 571 methamphetamine abusers. The team found that over 96 percent of those studied experienced dental cavities and 58 percent had untreated tooth decay. Only 2...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - December 1, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

High rates of dental and gum disease occur among methamphetamine users
Courtesy of the American Dental Association A new study funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) documents the high rates and unique patterns of dental decay and gum disease in people who use the illicit drug methamphetamine. The large study of 571 methamphetamine users found that 96... (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - November 23, 2015 Category: Addiction Tags: Methamphetamine, Researchers Source Type: news

Childhood trauma and meth abuse among men who have sex with men: implications for intervention - Lopez-Patton M, Kumar M, Jones D, Fonseca M, Kumar AM, Nemeroff CB.
Methamphetamine (METH) has become one of the most widely abused drugs in South Florida, particularly among MSM who may or may not be HIV seropositive. High rates of childhood trauma have been reported among HIV-infected MSM (Chartier et al., 2010), but, t... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - November 8, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Kolowski Chiropractic Announces Community Workshop Discussing Concerns...
The Drug Enforcement Administration classifies ADHD drugs like Ritalin, Adderall, and Concerta the same as Cocaine, Methadone, and Methamphetamine (Speed). Find out if these are safe, necessary, and...(PRWeb October 21, 2015)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/10/prweb13031941.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - October 21, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Brief interventions in primary care clinics could curb drug use, UCLA study shows
UCLA Dr. Lillian Gelberg A few minutes of counseling in a primary care setting could go a long way toward steering people away from risky drug use — and possibly full-fledged addiction, a UCLA-led study suggests. People who participated in the Quit Using Drugs Intervention Trial, or Project QUIT, which was a randomized controlled trial conducted in medical clinics, reduced their risky drug use by one-third when primary care doctors and health coaches provided them with brief interventions during a routine visit and follow-up phone calls, said Dr. Lillian Gelberg, lead investigator and professor of fam...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 16, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

An animal model of differential genetic risk for methamphetamine intake - Phillips TJ, Shabani S.
The question of whether genetic factors contribute to risk for methamphetamine (MA) use and dependence has not been intensively investigated. Compared to human populations, genetic animal models offer the advantages of control over genetic family history a... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - October 13, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

NIDA redesigns Easy to Read and Learn the Link websites for mobile devices
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has redesigned two of its websites, Easy to Read and Learn the Link, for use on mobile devices.  This new responsive design model automatically adjusts each page to fit the viewer’s screen for faster and easier viewing and navigation on a variety of... (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - October 13, 2015 Category: Addiction Tags: Addiction Science, Alcohol, Amphetamines, Bath Salts, Club Drugs, Cocaine, GHB, Hallucinogens, Health and Medical Professionals, Heroin, HIV or AIDS, Inhalants, K2/Spice, LSD (Acid), Marijuana, MDMA (Ecstasy), Medical Consequences, Methamphetamine, Opioid Source Type: news

Prevalence and distribution patterns of amphetamine and methamphetamine consumption in a federal state in southwestern Germany using wastewater analysis - Meyer MR, Vollerthun T, Hasselbach R.
BACKGROUND: Wastewater analysis is a new approach developed to estimate drug (of abuse) consumption in large communities, such as cities or even whole countries. AIMS: This paper presents data on the loads of amphetamine and methamphetamine measured in ten... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - October 4, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Money now or later? What delaying gratification says about you
Take the Observer personality quiz and find out who you – or your partner – really areCongratulations! You’ve just won a prize in a lottery. It’s a rather unusual lottery – you’ve been offered the choice of £750 now, or £1,000 in one year. (Don’t worry, the lottery is government-backed, so there’s no chance of the organiser going bust or failing to pay out.) So which prize would you prefer?a) I’ll take the £750 now, thanksIt sounds like you’re susceptible to something called “delay discounting” – a tendency to undervalue re...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 13, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Ben Ambridge Tags: Life and style Psychology Science Source Type: news

A Medical Mockery – 10 healthcare adverts that show just how far we’ve come!
The post A Medical Mockery – 10 healthcare adverts that show just how far we’ve come! appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. You don’t have to look far to hear about brilliant and exciting strides being made in medical science. 3D printing is being used to create artificial limbs and organs; diabetics can now control their condition with the artificial pancreas; news has broken in 2015 about revolutionary new treatments which provide hope for patients with skin cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. These outstanding breakthroughs are in fact part of a much bigger picture – our attitudes towards...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - September 9, 2015 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Latest News covance medical adverts Source Type: news

Injuries from methamphetamine-related chemical incidents - five states, 2001-2012 - Melnikova N, Orr MF, Wu J, Christensen B.
Methamphetamine (meth), a highly addictive drug, can be illegally manufactured using easily acquired chemicals; meth production can cause fires, explosions, injuries, and environmental contamination. To analyze injury incidence and trends, data on 1,325 me... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - September 5, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Outcome of treatment in patients with methamphetamine poisoning in an Iranian tertiary care referral center - Paydar P, Sabzghabaee AM, Paydar H, Eizadi-Mood N, Joumaa A.
OBJECTIVE: Methamphetamine is the second most widely abused drug worldwide. We performed a study on the treatment outcome of acute methamphetamine intoxication in a referral tertiary care University hospital in Iran. METHODS: In this hospital-based... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - September 5, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Simultaneous quantitation of amphetamines and opiates in human hair by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry - Liu HC, Liu RH, Lin DL.
In this study, an incubation, solid-phase extraction (SPE) and LC-MS-MS procedure was developed, validated and used for simultaneous analysis of amphetamine (AP), methamphetamine (MA), morphine (MOR), codeine (COD), 6-acetylmorphine (6-AM) and 6-acetylcode... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - August 31, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Injuries from Methamphetamine-Related Chemical Incidents — Five States, 2001–2012
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - August 28, 2015 Category: American Health Source Type: news

"Chemsex" and harm reduction need among gay men in South London - Bourne A, Reid D, Hickson F, Torres-Rueda S, Steinberg P, Weatherburn P.
BACKGROUND: Chemsex is a colloquial term used by gay men in some parts of the UK to describe the use of psychoactive substances (typically mephedrone, GHB/GBL or crystal methamphetamine) during sex. Use of these drugs by gay men in London appears to have r... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - August 28, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Injuries Tied to Illegal Meth Labs on the Rise
'Shake-and-bake' chemical explosions are one common, dangerous accident, agency report says Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Methamphetamine, Wounds and Injuries (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - August 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Predictors of relapse and dropout during a 12-week relapse prevention program for methamphetamine users - Chen YC, Chen CK, Wang LJ.
In this research, the possible neuropsychological predictors of relapse and dropout of group cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for methamphetamine (MA) users were explored. Participants were 42 MA users sentenced by the judicial system to take part in an ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - August 18, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news