methamphetamine

Despite Immunity Law, Virginia Woman Charged After Calling 911 for Alleged Meth Crisis

Virginia has a new "Good Samaritan" law designed to protect people who call 911 for a drug-related health emergency from…

October 8, 2020

Beyond Stigma: How Researchers May Trigger Drug Users

Harm reductionists have long called on journalists, politicians and treatment providers to adopt non-stigmatizing language when speaking about people who…

June 15, 2020

Safe Consumption Means Safe Inhalation, Too: An All-Inclusive Model

Methamphetamine-related harms vary across Canada. Our west coast has obviously been hit hard, as British Columbia and Alberta have suffered…

June 11, 2020

How Adderall Prescription Hurdles Pushed Me to Use Meth, Quit Cannabis

I have been prescribed Adderall for over five years. I was diagnosed with ADHD just after I started college and…

April 7, 2020

What Zoom Can Mean for Quarantined Chemsex Participants

University lectures, business meetings and friendships are increasingly being uploaded to the video conferencing platform Zoom amid lockdowns in response…

March 30, 2020

Drug Users in Study: Mixing Meth and Heroin Reduces Comedowns, Boosts Pleasure

Polydrug use is the norm, not the exception. Increased risks are associated with certain combinations, but it matters to understand…

March 26, 2020

A Canadian Province Doesn’t Want Meth Users at Safe Consumption Sites

In Alberta, Canada, a committee for the provincial Ministry of Health expressed opposition to the province's legal safe consumption sites…

March 24, 2020

NY Governor’s Office Points to Stimulant Addiction Meds as Deaths Rise

In response to increasing numbers of cocaine- and methamphetamine-related deaths in New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo's administration has issued guidance…

March 3, 2020

California May Soon Pay People to Reduce Their Meth Use

Low-income Californians with methamphetamine use disorders may soon have expanded access to a well evidenced treatment intervention that offers monetary…

March 2, 2020

Iowa Law Enforcement Alleged to Be “Moving Force” in Meth Death

In May 2019, Alex Billmeyer died from methamphetamine intoxication after being held in a Dubuque County, Iowa jail cell for…

February 18, 2020