Tag Archives: Methamphetamine

Poll Finds Marijuana is Only Drug Majority of Americans Wants Legalized

A new poll finds while a majority of Americans support the legalization of marijuana, most do not favor legalizing other drugs, such as cocaine or heroin. …

Smokers Addicted to Stimulants Can Quit Smoking Without Impacting Treatment

A new study finds smokers who are addicted to methamphetamine or cocaine can stop smoking while they are being treated for their addiction to stimulants, without adversely impacting their addiction treatment. …

Prescription Drug Abuse is Nation’s Fastest Growing Drug Problem: DEA Report

Prescription drug abuse continues to be the nation’s fastest growing drug problem, according to a new report by the Drug Enforcement Administration. Americans are abusing prescription drugs at a higher prevalence rate than any illicit drug except marijuana. …

Sports Supplement “Craze” Contains Meth-Like Chemical: Study

The sports supplement “Craze,” popular in the United States and other countries, contains a meth-like chemical, USA Today reports. …

Drug Database Won’t Stop Meth Production or Use, Expert Says

Electronically tracking purchases of pseudoephedrine, a cold medicine used in making methamphetamine, will not stop production or use of meth, according to a drug policy expert. …

DEA Says New Cold Medicine Can be Used to Make Meth

The Drug Enforcement Administration said this week that a new cold medicine must be kept behind pharmacy counters because it can be used to make methamphetamine. The medicine, Zephrex-D, contains a new form of pseudoephedrine that the drug’s maker says is difficult to use to make meth. …

Heroin Use on the Rise, Methamphetamine Use Decreases, National Survey Finds

A new national survey of drug use released last week finds heroin use is on the rise, while methamphetamine use is decreasing, Time.com reports. …

Methamphetamine Raises Risk of Death From Fungal Lung Infection: Mouse Study

Methamphetamine may raise the risk of dying from a fungal lung infection called cryptococcus, a new study in mice suggests. …

Northern California Addiction Treatment Providers Struggle to Help Meth Users

Addiction treatment providers in northern California are finding it difficult to treat the many meth users seeking help, at a time when their resources are shrinking, The Fresno Bee reports. …

Bath Salts Could be More Addictive Than Meth, Rat Study Suggests

The active ingredient in the synthetic drug known as bath salts could be more addictive than methamphetamine, a new study in rats suggests. …