TITLE

The burden and management of crystal meth use

AUTHOR(S)
Buxton, Jane A.; Dove, Naomi A.
PUB. DATE
June 2008
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;6/3/2008, Vol. 178 Issue 12, p1537
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article offers information on crystal methamphetamine, a very pure, smokeable form of methamphetamine, and extremely addictive stimulant. Its effects release dopamine which results to feelings of euphoria wherein the users may experience anxiety, depression and fatigue. People use crystal methamphetamine since it offers energy to dance for hours and increase libido and its use by gay men is linked with high-risk sexual behavior. The psychiatric intoxication related to methamphetamine use may be treated with diazepam. It is averred that treatment of methamphetamine dependence is challenging since there are no effective medications and behavioural and cognitive approach have not shown long-term benefits.
ACCESSION #
32163400

 

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