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September 24, 2020

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Impact of Methamphetamine Use Depends on Your Genes

Researchers found that variations in the gene known as BDNF strongly determine the effects of methamphetamine in the brain. This could potentially explain why some users develop ...

Co-Addiction of Meth and Opioids Hinders Treatment

A new study found that methamphetamine use was associated with more than twice the risk for dropping out of treatment for opioid-use ...

Drug Overdose Deaths in CT Doubled in 6 Years

Opioid overdose deaths in Connecticut doubled in the past 6 years, largely driven by use of multiple drugs together, according to a team of ...

A Rat's Brain, on and Off Methamphetamine

Drug addiction is a vicious cycle of reward and withdrawal. Chronic users often relapse because of the unpleasant physical and psychological symptoms they experience when they stop taking the drug. ...

Financial Abuse of Older Adults by Family Members More Common Than Scams by Strangers

A new analysis of resource line calls identifies financial abuse of older adults by family members as more common than scams by ...

Boosting Amino Acid Derivative May Be a Treatment for Schizophrenia

Many psychiatric drugs act on the receptors or transporters of certain neurotransmitters in the brain. However, there is a great need for alternatives, and research is looking at other targets along ...

Psychostimulants Play a Major Role in Fatal Strokes Among Young Adults

An estimated 76 million people use psychostimulants, which include illicit drugs such as methamphetamine, cocaine, and 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine, as well as prescription stimulants. A new ...

New Study Examines the Way Estrogen Affects Methamphetamine Addiction

Researchers look at how methamphetamine affects female rats. Findings show that the drug induces different signaling changes in the brains of male rats versus their female counterparts, which may ...