LINKS TO SELECTED RESOURCES
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Our funding institute, NIDA, offers volumes of information on drug abuse and sponsors most drug-abuse research performed for the National Institutes of Health. Among NIDA's useful resources are its Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment publication, the NIDA for Teens website, and NIDA's information center for medical and health professionals.
The GAO finds a drop between 2004 and 2007 in methamphetamine lab incidents (seizures of labs, dumpsites, chemicals, and glassware), which law-enforcement officials in Oregon and Mississippi attribute to their states' prescription-only regulations on pseudoephedrine. Read the report >>
An Oregon non-profit, the OP aims to create healthier communities via drug and alcohol awareness and prevention programs. In addition to its educational activities, the OP offers a 24-hour crisis and treatment-referral hotline.
After hearing from physicians about the increasing incidence of methamphetamine use among their patients, the OMA convened a special task force to discuss the physician's role and what the medical community can do to address the problem. The task force also focuses on physician education about methamphetamine abuse Oregon's methamphetamine problem.
This program's goal is to integrate research on various aspects of addictions science (from neurobiology to treatment), and their website features a wide variety of information on methamphetamine and other drugs of abuse.
This site, funded by a federal science education grant, brings the neurological workings of drugs into full color with a group of exciting animations and graphics. The site also focuses on our current understanding of the genetics involved in addiction.
Look here for comprehensive information related to the public-policy side of methamphetamine abuse.
In 2005, a Montana rancher concerned about the state's meth problem started this marketing campaign to change the public's perceptive of methamphetamine and discourage its use by teens. After several years the project led to a similar initiative at the national level, know simply as "The Meth Project."
DrugWatch.com provides extensive information on the actions and side-effects of prescription and over-the-counter medications, including methamphetamine and related stimulants. The site is sponsored by a law firm specializing in pharmaceuticals litigation.
After an article by David Sheff in the New York Times Magazine about his son's addiction drew hundreds of responses, Sheff expanded the story into a book. A Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction recounts the Sheff family's struggle with son Nic's meth addiction. Son Nic Sheff wrote his own account of the same events, titled Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines.