methamphetamine

Chemsex Invisibility May Explain Missing Meth Use in UK Data

Regular methamphetamine and mephedrone use is nearly nonexistent in the United Kingdom—that is, if you simply rely on the latest…

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SAMHSA’s “Meth Monster” Video Is Pure Fear-Mongering Propaganda

Stigmatizing PSAs about drug use have advanced far beyond the imagery of an egg in a frying pan. In 2019,…

5 months

Will the FDA Repeat Its “Abuse-Deterrent” Oxy Mistake With Stimulants?

OxyContin got a makeover in 2010. That year, the Food and Drug Administration approved a new version of the opioid,…

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Ed Buck Charged With Felonies After Third Black Man OD-ed at His Home

Over the past two years, three Black gay men have overdosed (or overamped) on methamphetamine in the Los Angeles apartment…

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Are Fentanyl-Meth Deaths in Indiana Due to Contamination, or “Speedballing”?

Marion County, Indiana is seeing a troubling rise in deaths related to methamphetamine combined with fentanyl, according to the Indiana…

5 months

“I Am Not an Addict”⁠—What Should “Recovery” Mean in 2019?

My name is Adi, and despite my years of struggling with meth addiction, I am not an “addict.” I’m a…

6 months

What Should “Overdose Awareness” Really Mean?

Fatal overdoses may be slightly declining in the United States, according to preliminary 2018 data, but they are not falling…

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Why Researchers Are Ill-Equipped to Study Surging Meth Harms

In recent months, key government studies from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Substance Abuse and…

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How Harm Reduction Is Serving⁠—and Failing⁠—Asian Americans

The “4th wave of the overdose crisis” has arrived, tweeted Brett Giroir, a top official in the US Department of…

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Black New Yorkers Hospitalized for Amphetamines at Alarming Rates

In late October 2012, just days before Hurricane Sandy hit New York City, Dominic Faison was binging on methamphetamine, or…

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