methamphetamine

Regulating Availability of Cocaine and Meth Ingredients Helped Reduce Drug Use

A new study suggests restrictions put into place by the U.S. government on a chemical needed to produce cocaine have led to a reduced use of the drug in the past decade. Mexican police action against a company importing pseudoephedrine, which is used to make meth, also contributed to the…

Exercise Plus Counseling May Help Treat People Addicted to Methamphetamine: Study

People addicted to methamphetamine may be helped by exercise along with addiction counseling, a new small study suggests. The researchers report exercise increased the number of dopamine receptors in the brain, which can lower the desire for the drug. Using methamphetamine causes a release of dopamine, a substance in the…

Injuries Stemming From Meth Labs Increasing

Injuries occurring in meth labs are on the rise, a new study finds. Common injuries include chemical burns, breathing problems and even deaths, according to HealthDay. In five states studied, 162 people were injured in meth lab accidents between 2001 and 2012. The injured included 26 children and 42 law…

Injection of Drug Prevents Relapse of Methamphetamine Addiction in Mice

Mice addicted to methamphetamine who received a single injection of an experimental drug called blebbistatin did not experience a relapse, a new study finds. The drug disrupts memories of addiction, without impacting other memories, according to The Washington Post. Researchers from The Scripps Research Institute in Jupiter, Florida say if…

Meth Seizures in Arizona Spike as Production of the Drug Surges in Mexico

Methamphetamine seizures by border officers in Arizona have spiked as production of the drug increases in Mexico, the Associated Press reports. Officers seized more than 3,240 pounds of meth between October and May, compared with 3,200 pounds for the entire last fiscal year. Meth is easier and less expensive to…