Tag Archives: Methamphetamine

Heavy Methamphetamine, Marijuana Users at Increased Risk of Schizophrenia

People hospitalized for methamphetamine or marijuana use are more likely than those being treated as inpatients for other substance use disorders to develop schizophrenia, according to a new study. …

Campaign Aimed at Reducing Teen Methamphetamine Use Expands

The Meth Project, a prevention program aimed at reducing teenage methamphetamine use, has expanded, adding online resources and a social media campaign. …

Antidepressant May Reduce Methamphetamine Use

The antidepressant mirtazapine (Remeron) can help reduce methamphetamine dependence, a new study suggests. …

Meth Labs Get Smaller and Easier to Hide

Methamphetamine is increasingly being made in the United States in small labs that are easy to move and hide, The Wall Street Journal reports. …

Mississippi Officials Says Pseudoephedrine Prescription Law Has Reduced Meth Labs

The Director of Mississippi’s Bureau of Narcotics says the state’s law requiring prescriptions for the cold medicine pseudoephedrine, the key ingredient in methamphetamine, has reduced the number of meth labs in the state. …

Kentucky Considers Requiring Cold Medicine Prescriptions to Thwart Meth Labs

Kentucky is considering whether to require prescriptions for cold medicines containing pseudoephedrine, the key ingredient in methamphetamine. …

Methamphetamine Vaccine Research Advances in Mice Study

Researchers in California, using a mouse model, have found three new formulations that could be used in a vaccine to treat addiction to methamphetamine. …

Study Shows Cell Phone Photos May Improve Compliance with Meth Treatment

A new study finds asking patients to use a cell phone to snap a picture of medication for methamphetamine dependence treatment before they take it, and emailing it to their doctor, may be a simple and effective way of monitoring treatment compliance. …

Missouri’s Meth Lab Cleanup Program Continues in Face of Federal Budget Cuts

Federal budget cutbacks have forced many states to severely reduce efforts to shut down methamphetamine labs and clean up the toxic waste left behind. Missouri has found a way around this problem by developing its own program for safe disposal of meth lab waste. …

Majority of Children From Drug-Producing Homes Are Healthy, Drug Free

A new study suggests a majority of children who are removed from homes where drugs are produced are healthy and drug free. …