Study finds meth use interferes with opioid treatment

When Dr. Judith Tsui moved from Boston to Seattle five years ago, she immediately recognized something she didn’t see much back East: People seeking treatment for opioid use disorder were also using methamphetamine. That alarmed Tsui, a University of Washington Medicine clinician and researcher specializing in addiction treatment. Her patients who were using meth would often drop out of opioid […]

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Meth Abuse Driving Big Spike in Syphilis Cases

THURSDAY, Feb. 14, 2019 — A startling increase in syphilis cases among Americans may be linked to addiction to methamphetamine and other drugs, federal health officials said Thursday. Between 2013 and 2017, the rate of syphilis infection among heterosexual men and women who use methamphetamine more than doubled, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report. “While […]

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Ohio boy, 5, tests positive for meth after eating Halloween candy

Braylen Carwell, who was hospitalized for a suspected seizure and later tested positive for methamphetamines, had gone trick-or-treating on Sunday before he suddenly fell ill. (iStock) A 5-year-old boy in Ohio is expected to make a full recovery after he ate a piece of Halloween candy that was possibly laced with drugs. Braylen Carwell, who was hospitalized for a suspected […]

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