March 14, 2019

Crystal Meth Addiction

What is a Crystal Meth Addiction? Crystal meth is the name for the street drug crystal methamphetamine. Crystal meth can also be known as ice or glass, and it can be either snorted, smoked or dissolved and injected. It is a very strong and highly addictive drug. It affects the central nervous system, and crystal […]

Addiction, Drug Treatment, Methamphetamines, Substance Abuse
July 12, 2013

Japanese Asthma Medication Looks Promising for Meth Addicts

Ibudilast, a medication used in Japan for at least two decades for treating asthma, may provide an exciting new breakthrough as a drug that will reduce cravings in meth addicts. How does Ibudilast work? Researchers think that Ibudilast acts on the glial cells, or the “glue” that connects neurons. Glial cells are believed to deliver […]

Addiction Recovery, Complementary Therapies, Current Events, Drug Treatment
June 17, 2013

Most Criminals Are Drug Abusers, Lack Drug Treatment

In five major US cities, 60% of men arrested have used at least one illegal drug. Following the Obama administration’s policy of arrest over drug treatment, fewer than 15% have any sort of help overcoming their addictions.  Drug treatment may be especially necessary in this population. Researchers collected data from 1,736 men arrested in Atlanta, […]

Addiction Recovery, Alcoholism, Current Events, Drug Treatment