stimulants

White House Meth Plan Still Includes Harm Reduction, Just Not for Meth

Once the federal government designated methamphetamine an “emerging drug threat” in March 2022, the White House Office of National Drug…

June 10, 2024

Overdose Deaths Fell Slightly in 2023, Per CDC, But Emergency Continues

New provisional data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate that fewer people in the United States died…

May 17, 2024

Stimulant Harm Reduction Should Include Synthetic Cannabinoids

Usually "stimulants" refers to methamphetamine or cocaine, or prescription uppers like Adderall. But it's really just a catch-all term for…

May 8, 2024

If Abstinence Isn’t the Point of Contingency Management, What Is?

There aren't any treatments for stimulant use disorder (SUD) that have strong evidence, but the one that has the most…

April 22, 2024

Stimulant Treatment Research Finally Uses Outcome Besides Abstinence

To whatever degree harm reduction has gotten mainstreamed, it still hasn't budged the meaning of “treatment” and how we measure…

January 10, 2024

How Common Is Fentanyl in Samples of Cocaine and Meth?

At face value, a recent study shows that fentanyl was quite common in samples of unregulated stimulant drugs taken from…

December 18, 2023

The FDA Draft Guidance for Stimulant Use Disorder Medication Is… Decent

One of the reasons we have Food and Drug Administration-approved medications for opioid use disorder (OUD) is that opioids are…

November 28, 2023

Many People Left to Make Their Own Stimulant Pipes and Face the Risks

Across the globe, people who use stimulants have devised creative, sometimes ingenious, smoking tools. Often used to heat up and…

September 27, 2023

Vyvanse, “Abuse-Deterrent” Stimulant, Goes Generic in ADHD Med Shortage

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first generic versions of Vyvanse, the prescription stimulant known for being "abuse-deterrent."…

August 30, 2023

Do Any Other Meth Users Find These Labels Pretty Arbitrary?

If any of you use stimulants and have a particularly good system for waking up on time, I wouldn’t mind…

July 5, 2023