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Use of Marijuana, Ecstasy, Methamphetamine on Rise in U.S. by Medline Plus Posted Thu 16 Sep 2010 11:00am Experts blame recession, growing acceptance of pot Thursday, September 16, 2010 THURSDAY, Sept. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Illegal drug use in the United States increased from 2008 to 2009, federal drug officials reported Thursday, citing growing acceptance of marijuana and an upswing in ecstasy and meth ... Read on »
Of Mice and Methamphetamine by Dirk H. Patient Expert Posted Sun 21 Feb 2010 1:44pm Diabetes drug being tested for addiction. It’s a mouthful: peroxisome proliferator activated receptor gamma (PPAR-gamma).  Peroxisomes are specialized subunits inside cells that help metabolize various substances, including fatty acids and certain toxins. A blockbuster member of this drug family—Avandia—is a much dis ... Read on »
Amphetamines vs. Methamphetamines by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Tue 10 Feb 2009 11:04am Mental Floss explains (kind of) the difference between amphetamines and methamphetamines. Read on »
Hope for Treating Relapse to Methamphetamine Abuse by Ed H. Doctor of Pharmacy Posted Sat 15 Nov 2008 2:46pm A new study at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory suggests that vigabatrin (a.k.a. gamma vinyl-GABA, or GVG) blocks drug-seeking behavior in animals previously trained to associate methamphetamine with a particular environment. Specifically, animals pre-treated with vigabatrin lost interest in spending time in a ... Read on »
Researchers ID Brain Abnormalities In Children Exposed To Methamphetamine In Utero by Ed H. Doctor of Pharmacy Posted Tue 16 Mar 2010 4:10pm It has long been known that alcohol exposure is toxic to the developing fetus and can result in lifelong brain, cognitive and behavioral problems. Now, a new report out of UCLA shows that the effects of prenatal methamphetamine exposure — or worse, a combination of methamphetamine and alcohol — may be even more damaging. Reporting in the Ma ... Read on »
Quote - The Biopsychosocial Effects of Methamphetamine Use by Jeremiah D. Doctor of Philosophy Posted Fri 20 Aug 2010 12:00am "The effects of chronic methamphetamine use are numerous and often pronounced.  Brecht, O'Brien, von Mayrhauser, and Anglin (2004) found that in a sample of 350 individuals recruited from a publicly funded treatment site, 84% reported weight loss because of their methamphetamine use.  Other problems included sleeplessness (78%), fina ... Read on »
Book Quote - Considerations For The Treatment Of Methamphetamine Addiction by Jeremiah D. Doctor of Philosophy Posted Mon 30 Aug 2010 12:00am "The motivations and consequences of methamphetamine use examined in previous chapters clearly suggest that treatment models should be holistic in their approach and imbue a biopsychosocial paradigm that considers mind-body connections.  Biopsychosocial methodologies consider the interplay between the intrapsychic and biological proc ... Read on »
Methamphetamine: An Excerpt by Dirk H. Patient Expert Posted Tue 06 Aug 2013 11:26am There’s more than one kind of monster. Type and I pass the pipe.  The overhead light flickers and the wind picks up even more. It’s coming from the north because with each exhale, the smoke slips past my face, back toward the Twin Cities and my dead parents.   But for a brief moment, I’m not thinking about all that. I’m feeling t ... Read on »
Report Shows Rise in Methamphetamine-Related Hospital Emergency Department Visits by Medline Plus Posted Thu 26 Jun 2014 11:35am Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Related MedlinePlus Page: Methamphetamine Read on »
My Methamphetamine by Carolina John Posted Fri 31 Jul 2009 11:53am Speedwork people. Intervals on the treadmill. Oh how I love that kind of pain. Last night I cut the grass right before it got dark then headed out for the gym. Nothing like sweating hard when you're walking INTO the gym. I hopped on the thrillmill and warmed up, then did 1k (0.6 miles) speedwork with 0.2 miles rest intervals. I set the speeds at 7. ... Read on »