Could A New Allergy Medicine End The Meth Problem

Posted in meth, news on March 7, 2012 by methman

One of the leading law enforcement officers involved in the fight against methamphetamine is calling a new allergy product, ‘The most important medical change and breakthrough in the United States at this time.’

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Meth Mouth Interview

Posted in meth on August 12, 2009 by methman

“Meth mouth” is one of the worst effects of meth addicts. Poor hygiene and the consumption of sugary food and drinks can rapidly turn pearly-whites into a yellow, decaying, stomach-turning mess that often leaves meth users with enormous dental bills and gaping holes in their mouths.

To fully investigate this phenomenon, the Partnership interviewed Dr. Robert Brandjord, former President of the American Dental Association (ADA).

What exactly is meth mouth?
DR. ROBERT BRANDJORD: “Meth mouth” occurs when a person has a rapid onset of dental decay. Often, their teeth become blackened and stained and appear to be rotting away and falling apart. What makes it different from normal dental decay is the rapid rate at which it occurs.

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Meth Use During Pregnancy

Posted in meth on April 26, 2009 by methman

According to the primacy architect of the scrutiny, in distinct Linda Chang MD of the John A. Burns School of Medicine of the University of Hawaii, methamphetamine utility scads suggestive women and those of childbearing epoch is a widespread poser. It is contrariwise, means, with the in circulation scrutiny that the effects of meth utility on the brains maturation of an unborn babe were discovered.
In this scrutiny, the researchers performed MRI brains scans on 29 children age-old three to four years obsolete and whose mothers against meth while suggestive. All of these MRI brains scans utilized diffusion tensor imaging which deliberate how the molecules of the children’s brains were diffused. Additional brains scans on 37 similarly age-old children who were unexposed prenatally to meth were also conducted respecting locale of agreement purposes. Diffusion tensor imaging also shows any abnormalities in the brain’s structures, which consequence multiply any unprecedented brains maturation.
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Forms of Treatment

Posted in meth on November 26, 2008 by methman

Here are some different forms of treatment:
In Patient- In patient drug and alcohol rehabilitation is a more intensive process than others. The recovering addict lives on location at the drug rehab facility. This gives structure and support to provide long term recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. For many, inpatient treatment seems to be a last resort, a place to go when all else fails. In reality, inpatient drug rehab offers a place of hope and rejuvenation, a place where miracles happen and lives begin to make sense again.
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91 Pounds of Meth Seized

Posted in meth with tags , , on September 21, 2008 by methman

In one of the largest seizures ever of methamphetamine in Contra Costa, Narcotics Detectives from the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff and the Concord Police Department seized 91 pounds of methamphetamine worth over $2.3 million.

The two agencies have jointly worked on a five month investigation that culminated last Friday, September 12, 2008, with the serving of two search warrants on homes in the city of San Pablo. The search warrants were served, with the assistance of the Sheriff’s Office J-Team, on homes on Macarthur Avenue and Connecticut Avenue.

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Suspect Your Teen Is Using Drugs?

Posted in drugs on August 28, 2008 by methman

How can you tell if your child is using drugs? It is difficult because changes in mood or attitudes, unusual temper outbursts, changes in sleeping habits, changes in hobbies or other interests are common in teens. These changes often signal that something troubling is going on and may involve alcohol or drugs.
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Another Child Meth-Related Death

Posted in meth with tags on August 8, 2008 by methman

A Sacramento woman has been arrested in the death of her 2-month-old daughter, who ingested a toxic dose of meth through breast milk, authorities said.

A Sacramento County deputy coroner’s report concluded that Olivia Rose Dipinto died on Jan. 1 of “acute methamphetamine intoxication.” The manner of death was ruled an accident.

Her mother, Maureen Hoffart, 45, was arrested on suspicion of endangering the life or health of a child and was being held without bail in Sacramento County jail.

That January morning, firefighters found the baby dead after responding to a medical aid call in the 2500 block of 38th Avenue, Sgt. Matt Young said. The infant’s body was turned over to the Coroner’s Office for an autopsy.

Coroner’s spokesman Ed Smith said it’s apparent that the mother took methamphetamine shortly before breast-feeding her child. “The child ingested a lethal dose of the drug,” Smith said.

Young said the infant’s twin sibling has been taken into protective custody.