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Ch. 3: Methamphetamine

This chapter is focused specifically on the topic of methamphetamine. While methamphetamine (meth) is not the most commonly misused of stimulant substances, there exists a sizeable population of individuals, families, and communities experiencing powerfully negative consequences. The contents of this chapter are in the NIDA (2013) Research Report Series article about methamphetamine.

In this chapter you will read about:

  • what methamphetamine is and how it is abused
  • danger in the manufacture of methamphetamine
  • how methamphetamine compares to other stimulant substances
  • short- and long-term effects of methamphetamine, including the dopamine pathways involved
  • risks associated with methamphetamine use during pregnancy
  • risk for communicable diseases (HIV/AIDS and hepatitis) with methamphetamine use

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