History of the methamphetamine problem.

  title={History of the methamphetamine problem.},
  author={M. Douglas Anglin and Cynthia Burke and B Perrochet and Ewa Stamper and Samia Dawud-Noursi},
  journal={Journal of psychoactive drugs},
  volume={32 2},
Methamphetamine, called meth, crystal, or speed, is a central nervous system stimulant that can be injected, smoked, snorted, or ingested orally; prolonged use at high levels results in dependence. Methamphetamine (MA) is a derivative of amphetamine, which was widely prescribed in the 1950s and 1960s as a medication for depression and obesity, reaching a peak of 31 million prescriptions in the United States in 1967. Until the late 1980s, illicit use and manufacture of MA was endemic to… CONTINUE READING


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