stimulants

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The FDA Draft Guidance for Stimulant Use Disorder Medication Is… Decent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

With No Meds for Meth Use, He Prepares to Leave Prison—and Return

[Read Part 1 of this story here] Larry Vessey Jr. is less than four months out from his release from…

May 4, 2023

Meth Overamps Come in Two Forms. Mostly the One We Don’t Talk About.

To people who don't use meth, "overamp" means uncontrolled adrenaline. The term refers to overdose of stimulants and has come…

April 13, 2023

Meth Harm Reduction and the Adderall Shortage

For most of my 20s, running out of Adderall was the problem that put everything else on hold. If my…

April 10, 2023

Why People Are Still Shooting Drugs They’d Rather Smoke

In 2012, Anna* was trying to smoke crack for the first time. Corner stores in South Carolina sold glass pipes,…

October 31, 2022