December 2011 New results extend previous findings that some methamphetamine-induced neuronal damage resolves after a year of abstinence.
July 2011 Describes research that sheds light on the correlation between increased dental disease and methamphetamine abuse.
July 2011 Reports on a new medication strategy under investigated in animal studies that shows promise for preventing relapse to drug abuse.
December 2010 Reports on 2009 data indicating a rise in drug abuse in the United States and the factors that may have contributed to this increase.
October 2010 Reports on two studies showing a high prevalence of HIV infection and more rapid progression to disability and death among drug abusers.
October 2010 Reports on research investigating whether certain medications might strengthen patients' understanding and memory retention.
November 2009 Describes research providing evidence that chronic methamphetamine abuse is associated with increased microglial cell activity in the brain leading to neurodegeneration.
November 2009 Reports animal study findings on development of an antibody fragment that rapidly removes methamphetamine from the brain and discusses implications for treatment of overdose.
October 2009 Highlights research showing methamphetamine abusers may have more difficulty than nonabusers in responding with empathy and self-control to people who are experiencing intense emotions.
April 2009 Highlights findings from a study of former methamphetamine abusers showing evidence of impairment in areas of the brain known to influence cognition, emotion, and decision making.