Tag Archives: Methamphetamine

More Than 195,000 People Sign Online Petition Demanding Meth Testing of Homes

More than 195,000 people have signed an online petition demanding the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, known as Freddie Mac, test the homes it sells for methamphetamine contamination. …

Methamphetamine Makers Develop Sophisticated New Business Model

Methamphetamine makers are importing raw powdered meth from Mexico, and refining it at “conversion labs” into the crystal form of the drug, The Wall Street Journal reports. In the past, the drug was produced in small U.S. labs, or shipped in its finished form from Mexico. …

Residential Rehab Only Helpful in the Short Term for Meth Users, Study Finds

Community-based residential rehabilitation programs are only helpful in the short term for methamphetamine users, a new study suggests. Shorter detoxification programs are even less successful, Reuters reports. …

South Asian Countries Big Players in Global Meth Market

South Asian countries, including Iran and Pakistan, are quickly establishing themselves as a major force in the global methamphetamine market, the Associated Press reports. …

U.S. Cocaine, Meth Use on the Decline, Kerlikowske Tells International Commission

Use of drugs, particularly cocaine and methamphetamine, is on the decline in the United States, according to U.S. National Drug Control Policy Director R. Gil Kerlikowske. He spoke this week at the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission. …

Mexican Production of Methamphetamine is Booming

Mexican authorities have shut down a record number of industrial methamphetamine labs in recent months, Reuters reports. U.S. drug agents fear Mexico’s growing meth production will result in a sudden surge in supply in this country. …

Teen Use of Ecstasy and Speed Linked With Developing Depression

A new study links teenagers’ use of Ecstasy and speed (methamphetamine and/or amphetamine) with a higher risk of developing depression. …

“Bath Salts” Abuse: What You Need to Know Part I

In the first half of a two-part column, Sullivan Smith, MD, Medical Director of the Cookeville (Tennessee) Regional Medical Center, discusses the basics of “bath salts” and "plant food," and what substance abuse professionals need to know about these popular synthetic drugs. …

Drug Company Says Its New Form of Pseudoephedrine Can’t Be Made Into Meth

A drug company says it has developed a formulation of the cold medicine pseudoephedrine that cannot be made into methamphetamine. …

Methamphetamine Use in Pregnancy May Lead to Behavior Problems in Young Children

A new study suggests that young children whose mothers used methamphetamine in pregnancy are at higher risk of behavior problems compared with children whose mothers didn’t use the drug. …