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Methamphetamine
30
Jun

Can Treatment Help Save Meth Addicts From Heart Failure?

Meth, also known as crystal meth, ice, and methamphetamine, is a highly potent and volatile drug. Made completely out of chemical substances, meth is a dangerous synthetic stimulant drug. A central nervous system stimulant, meth immediately moves into the bloodstream and works its way through the brain and the body. Causing hyperstimulation, hyperfocus, and hypervigilance,...
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19
Jan

Nonmedical Use of Prescription Stimulants Affect On GPA

On college campuses across America, students frequently engage in non-prescribed stimulant use for a number of reasons. Young adults in college commonly take drugs, like Adderall and Ritalin, in order to get an edge for studying or test taking. Others will take the drugs on the weekend in order to gain energy for prolonged partying....
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18
Jun

Arizona Meth Seizures On The Rise

In the last decade it became a lot harder to manufacture methamphetamine in the United States. There was a time when the majority of meth used by Americans was produced in clandestine labs across the country. Efforts to curb the problem came mostly in the form of restrictions on products that contained pseudoephedrine – the...
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27
Feb

MOLLY ~ “Once More With Feeling”

English: Olin Library, Wesleyan University Middletown CT. The view from Foss Hill. From left to right: Judd Hall, Harriman Hall (which houses the Public Affairs Center and CSS), and Olin Memorial Library. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Let us introduce you to MOLLY, again Over the past week the news items about the drug MOLLY have once...
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06
Nov

Research: Can Exercise Impact Relapse When Going Through Meth Withdrawal?

Crystal methamphetamine (Photo credit: Wikipedia) The DAWN Report features interesting methamphetamine stats  The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) publishes The DAWN Report. DAWN is an acronym for Drug Abuse Warning Network. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) created DAWN in 1972 to track emergency department visits resulting from drug abuse. You can read...
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homemade meth lab set up
26
Feb

Meth Labs Seizures On The Rise

Methamphetamine production in the United States has waxed and waned over the last several years. Unfortunately, the number of methamphetamine lab busts in the United States rose again last year, according to an Associated Press survey of the nation’s top meth-producing states. Midwestern and southern states have become some of the largest producers of methamphetamine...
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table top setup for meth production
27
Jan

Shake and Bake Meth Burn Victims

Methamphetamine use had been on the decline over the last decade for a number of reasons. The government took certain steps to make it harder to come by the active ingredient pseudoephedrine which can be found in a number of over the counter cold medicines. Organizations like the Meth Project have helped educate people on...
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02
Dec

Meth Devastating Rural Areas

Methamphetamine abuse is on the rise, devastating small towns across America. Meth is a drug that can literally be made by a high school student with a basic understanding of chemistry and a few packs of cold medicine containing a key ingredient for the production of Methamphetamine – Pseudoephedrine. In the last three years meth...
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11
Nov

The Meth Project

Methamphetamine use in America continues to be a growing concern especially regarding teenage users. There have been a number of organizations that have aimed their focus on giving methamphetamine a bad name, showing the true colors of the drug and what it can do to you. One such program is called The Meth Project, a...
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09
Sep

National Drug Survey 2011

The new national drug survey, sponsored by SAMHSA, was just released with some startling facts worth noting. Fortunately, methamphetamine use has been steadily declining thanks to the efforts of law enforcement and organizations whose missions are to educate people about the dangers of the drug. The same cannot be said about marijuana, as more states...
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