The need for speed: an update on methamphetamine addiction.

  title={The need for speed: an update on methamphetamine addiction.},
  author={Alasdair M Barr and William J. Panenka and G William Macewan and Allen E Thornton and Donna J Lang and William Honer and Tania Lecomte},
  journal={Journal of psychiatry & neuroscience : JPN},
  volume={31 5},
The psychostimulant methamphetamine (MA) is a highly addictive drug that has surged in popularity over the last decade in North America. A burgeoning number of clandestine drug laboratories has led to dramatic increases in MA production, which have resulted in significant public health, legal and environmental problems. Current evidence indicates that exposure to MA is neurotoxic, and neuroimaging studies confirm that long-term use in humans may lead to extensive neural damage. These… CONTINUE READING
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