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Illicit Heroin and Methamphetamine Use among Methadone Maintenance Treatment Patients in Dehong Prefecture of Yunnan Province, China
Objective Methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) was introduced to China in 2004 to reduce the harm of injecting drug users (IDUs). However, little is known about continued drug use, especially methamp... [Read More]
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The Theory of Self-Medication and Addiction
To understand and to feel understood is a powerful antidote to relieve human psychological suffering. Therein lies the heart of the self-medication hypothesis of addiction. [Read More]
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Amphetamine-induced psychosis - a separate diagnostic entity or primary psychosis triggered in the vulnerable? | BMC Psychiatry | Full Text
Use of amphetamine and methamphetamine is widespread in the general population and common among patients with psychiatric disorders. Amphetamines may induce symptoms of psychosis very similar to those... [Read More]
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Abnormalities in parentally rated executive function in methamphetamine/polysubstance exposed children.
Abnormalities in parentally rated executive function in methamphetamine/polysubstance exposed children.Methamphetamine/polysubstance abuse in women of childbearing age is a major concern because of th... [Read More]
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Preliminary evaluation of a model of stimulant use, oxidative damage, and executive dysfunction
These findings provide preliminary support for a model in which oxidative damage resulting from methamphetamine use results in executive dysfunction which in turn increases vulnerability to future sti... [Read More]
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Effects of Length of Abstinence on Decision-Making and Craving in Methamphetamine Abusers
Rationale The majority of drug abusers are incapable of sustaining abstinence over any length of time. Accumulating evidence has linked intense and involuntary craving, Impulsive decision-making and m... [Read More]
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