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The serious risks of highly addictive methamphetamine

Drug addiction can have serious implications for an individual's health and well-being.   Drug addiction is easy to fall prey to, but it is significantly harder to escape from, and it is for this reason that scientists are working constantly to find new techniques that can help people who suffer from addiction. 

There have been many developments in recent years with regards to the treatment of drug dependency, and some of these have had a strong impact on the problem.  However there are still many areas where further developments are needed, and some of the drugs that are available are extremely dangerous.  Thus researchers have started to focus their attention on how to help people suffering from specific addictions, rather than general, and efforts have been made to help people who may be addicted to the most dangerous and addictive substances such as heroin and cocaine. 

Another substance that carries serious risks and is highly addictive is methamphetamine, and it is only fairly recently that researchers have begun to look at this drug specifically and begin to work on ways to prevent and treat addiction to methamphetamine, and ti seems that research into this area may be fruitful.

Recent studies have been looking at how to prevent the 'high' that is created by methamphetamine, and scientists have just begun clinical trials for a medication that may be able to do just that (The City Wire, 2012).  The medication is still in the early stages of testing, but results so far prove positive, and the researchers hope that eventually it can be deployed in order to treat those who have overdosed on methamphetamine, but also to help people who want to enter rehab and overcome their addiction.  The development of new techniques to fight addiction are essential in order to help encourage as many people as possible to take steps to a drug free life, and alongside other forms of treatment could mean that people are truly able to have a second chance.



The City Wire.  (2012).  UAMS reaches milestone with meth addiction treatment.  Sourced from:

Published by on 11/01/2020.

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