Methamphetamine, commonly called meth, is a terribly addictive drug that wreaks havoc on the body and the brain. Signs of meth use in women and men are scary and indicative of just how seriously this drug impacts the health of users. From open sores to rotting teeth, the signs and symptoms of regular meth use are frightening and serious.
A new study from UCLA finds that the drug naltrexone may be an effective treatment for methamphetamine addiction. The drug is currently used to treat narcotic addiction and alcohol addiction, but this is the first study in the United States to find promising results for methamphetamine treatment. Continue reading
While methamphetamine use has declined somewhat in recent years and the drug has fallen out of the spotlight, it remains a major problem. Utah has a particularly large and ongoing problem with meth abuse, and experts believe that it may be connected to the fact that the state lies at a major transportation crossroads.