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Connecting Methamphetamine Use and Stroke Risk in Young People

As the drug problem in America continues to evolve, many believe beneath the ever-present opioid crisis is another drug epidemic just as dangerous. Another common element of prescription drug abuse has been amphetamine medications like Adderall. Meanwhile, the use of illicit methamphetamine has also seen a new wave in recent years. According to a review . . . . Continue Reading


Could Prescription Amphetamines Be the Next Big Epidemic in America?

In the looming shadow of our current opioid epidemic in America, people are quick to forget that we had another pill-propelled epidemic back in the mid-1960s. Over five decades ago America stumbled into a nationwide amphetamine epidemic, and some suggest we are already on the verge of another and we don’t even notice. Can we . . . . Continue Reading


Meth Detox: What You Need to Know

Not many people truly realize how prevalent meth abuse in America is, and how damaging it can be to the human body. Just the drug itself is attached to a great deal of taboo, not to mention attaching it to addiction. However, this powerful stimulant drug is used by roughly 4% of the US population. . . . . Continue Reading


Crystal Meth Addiction Treatment

Methamphetamine is a powerful and addictive stimulant that very drastically affects the central nervous system. Methamphetamine is made illegally in labs from inexpensive over-the-counter ingredients such as Sudafed. This makes methamphetamine an easily attainable drug. Methamphetamine was develop early in the 1900’s from its parent drug, amphetamine and was used initially as a nasal decongestant . . . . Continue Reading


This is Your Brain on Meth

Meth is certainly notorious for how it wrecks your face, after all, there’s even been a coined term in pop culture to describe it: “meth mouth.” But do you know what exactly crystal meth does to your brain? Methamphetamine can cause significant changes to the brain. Some are immediate and some happen over time. This . . . . Continue Reading


Woman Challenges Wisconsin’s “Cocaine Mom” Law

A Wisconsin citizen, Sara Ainsworth plans to challenge the state’s so-called “Cocaine Mom” law, a 16-year-old law that allows authorities to detain and force pregnant women into treatment on suspicion of drug and alcohol abuse. She is filing a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court in Madison and is being supported by the National Advocates . . . . Continue Reading


Can Crystal Meth Cause Parkinson’s in Women?

When someone battles with an addition to crystal meth they run the risk of suffering from an innumerable menu of debilitating side effects associated with methamphetamine use. But now they have one more terrible disorder to look forward to, because a new study is suggesting that users are actually 3 times more likely to contract Parkinson’s disease. . . . . Continue Reading


Meth Brain Damage Looks Like Self-Inflicted Schizophrenia

  Crystal meth is a dangerous and extremely damaging illicit drug, with many immediate and long term effects, some of which are dealt directly to the brain. A new study published by researchers from the University of Sydney in Australia has revealed more detail as to how the methamphetamine-induced sensitization of the brain works, and that the . . . . Continue Reading


Addiction Awareness Finds an Unlikely Voice

Raeanna Johnson is the current reigning Miss Wisconsin as well as a recent college graduate, whose platform has been substance abuse and addiction awareness. That’s because the beauty queen has been affected by the disorder in a very personal way: in 2005, when she was 15 years old, her brother, Tyler, committed suicide a mere . . . . Continue Reading


Women’s Meth Addiction Treatment

In order to discuss women’s meth addiction treatment, it is vital to comprehend what meth is and how it affects the user.The term “meth” is short for methamphetamine, which is an extremely addictive stimulant that affects the central nervous system. Methamphetamine causes increased activity and chattiness, decreased appetite, and an overall sense of well-being. Street names . . . . Continue Reading


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