Meth Addiction

May 9th, 2016

Meth Addiction

Meth is easily one of the most addictive drugs out there, by creating a rush in the user when the brain is flooded with a neurotransmitter and dopamine. The role of dopamine in the brain is to regulate pleasure and pain feelings. Since dopamine levels are so high when the user is ingesting ...

There is Something Dangerous About Molly

April 11th, 2016

There is Something Dangerous About Molly

MDMA, otherwise known as Molly in New York, isn’t just getting young adults and teenagers high, it is also killing them. In early February this year, 10 students and two guests from Wesleyan University hospitalized after taking the popular club drug.. It left two of the victims in ...

Teenagers May Suffer Greater Damage to the Brain due to Methamphetamine Use

January 25th, 2016

Teenagers May Suffer Greater Damage to the Brain due to Methamphetamine Use

A Meth addict and the brain can cause serious problems. Meth addiction is a big issue for adults and teenagers alike. However, recent studies have shown that as serious as the damage may be to an adult brain for a meth addict, the damage can be far greater to the brain of a teenager with […]

The Brief and Poorly Known History of Some of the Most Commonly Used Drugs

February 16th, 2015

The Brief and Poorly Known History of Some of the Most Commonly Used Drugs

Drugs and drug abuse are issues of our contemporary society everyone has heard about at least once in their lifetime. However, what may surprise you is that most of the drugs that are commonly used out there began as actual medicine. Later on, when specialists discovered their highly addictive ...

Cough Medicine and Meth Abuse Report: Kansas

May 29th, 2014

Cough Medicine and Meth Abuse Report: Kansas

Kansas is a state that is not talked about much in the world of drugs.

North Carolina Cracks Down on Meth Labs

February 13th, 2014

North Carolina Cracks Down on Meth Labs

In 2013, state investigators broke up a record breaking number of meth labs in North Carolina.

Meth Lab Cleanup- A Flourishing Industry

December 31st, 2013

Meth Lab Cleanup- A Flourishing Industry

According to an NBC article, there exists such a thing as certified cleanup contractors for meth labs and apparently, the job pays well. Unlike drugs produced from natural plants, such as heroin and cocaine, methamphetamine is synthesized from a chemical reaction, oftentimes cooked in DIY ...

Hidden Meth Pipe Lands Woman in Hospital and Jail

December 9th, 2013

Hidden Meth Pipe Lands Woman in Hospital and Jail

26-year-old North Dakota resident, Jeana Marie Smart, was arrested on Monday after police uncovered a warrant for her arrest, revealing she had “failed to appear in court on a pending narcotics and drug paraphernalia case,” according to the police report. Once transported to the Cass County ...

Sisa: The Drug Self-Medicating Greece’s Unemployed

November 19th, 2013

Sisa: The Drug Self-Medicating Greece’s Unemployed

Derived from the Persian word for glass, Sisa, is a destructive, cheap synthetic drug crawling through the poverty-stricken streets of Greece. While little is known about the drug, Open Democracy reports that it’s an enhanced form of crystal methamphetamine created by mixing amphetamines with a ...

32 Charged with Large Meth Operation in Texas

November 18th, 2013

32 Charged with Large Meth Operation in Texas

Recently, federal prosecutors released an official statement announcing that 32 people have been charged with drug trafficking and conspiracy in relation to a methamphetamine distribution operation in Texas. Based in Stephenville, Texas, the meth operation named Brittany Barron Drug Trafficking ...

Bottoms Up: Man Mistakes Liquid Meth for Health Drink

November 13th, 2013

Bottoms Up: Man Mistakes Liquid Meth for Health Drink

A 55-year-old British man recently died after drinking what he believed was just an awful tasting health drink, but was in fact a bottle of liquid methamphetamine — one of many bottles in the package with a cumulative value of $54,000. After taking the deadly dose, Romano Dias of ...

How to Spot a Meth Lab

November 6th, 2013

How to Spot a Meth Lab

What is a meth lab? Simple ways to recognize if a lab is near you.

Methamerica Film Preview: A Look Into America’s Meth Epidemic

November 4th, 2013

Methamerica Film Preview: A Look Into America’s Meth Epidemic

In the works with director Christopher Halligan is Methamerica, a documentary that captures the impact of methamphetamine on rural communities through a variety of enlightening lenses. Interviews with individuals and families affected by meth, law enforcement, prevention activists, medical ...

Meth-like Compound Found in Sport Supplements

October 21st, 2013

Meth-like Compound Found in Sport Supplements

In the world of supplements, skeptics have always questioned the safety and quality of certain products. What some companies market as an all-natural component may actually be more synthetic than one would assume. Recently, scientists detected a methamphetamine-like compound in two fitness ...

Liquid Meth Discovered in Texas Middle School

October 15th, 2013

Liquid Meth Discovered in Texas Middle School

Crystal, speed, and now — liquid? A perplexing form of methamphetamine was discovered in the hands of six middle schoolers last week in Texas City, Texas. Officials found small pieces of paper soaked with the substance that were reportedly meant to be dissolved in the user’s mouth, ...

Thailand’s Meth Market Targets Children With Candy-like Pills

August 27th, 2013

Thailand’s Meth Market Targets Children With Candy-like Pills

Methamphetamine drug producers in Thailand entice children with candy flavored stimulants, bringing on a whole new meaning to the Skittle trademark, “Taste the Rainbow.” Yaba- literally translated, “crazy medicine”- contains a combination of methamphetamine and caffeine. Although the drug has ...