Clinical effects and management of methamphetamine abuse

Frank Romanelli, Kelly M. Smith

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Abstract

Methamphetamine is a highly potent and addictive drug that is abused in the United States and around the world. The drug is inexpensive and easily manufactured from simple chemicals such as pseudoephedrine. These features, coupled with its long half-life and highly addictive nature, contribute to the increasing problem of illicit methamphetamine use. Abuse of this agent has both acute and chronic serious health consequences. Policy makers and public health officials must continue to develop programs that educate the public and limit the abuse associated with methamphetamine.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1148-1156
Number of pages9
JournalPharmacotherapy
Volume26
Issue number8 I
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2006

Keywords

  • Crystal meth
  • Drug abuse
  • Methamphetamine
  • Pseudoephedrine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology (medical)

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