21, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Although frequently overshadowed by the opioid epidemic, surging methamphetamine use nationally and around the world has fueled a chilling crisis of its own, according to a new report.
"Cardiovascular disease represents the second-leading cause of death among methamphetamine abusers following only accidental overdose," according to the report published Wednesday in the American Heart Association's journal Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology.
* Roxanna Lara, 38, of Marion, was charged with Possession of Methamphetamines
with Intent to Deliver, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of Methamphetamines
in the 500 block of East Main Street on July 9.
Police said that the orange pills of methamphetamine, known as "yaba" or "crazy drug", were seized in Ayutthaya province, north of Bangkok, on Aug.
The seizure is the latest big methamphetamine bust in the region.
"But secreting a million dollars' worth of methamphetamine
in wax candles of various shapes is shocking.
The chronic effects of methamphetamine
abuse on the kidneys and blood pressure have not been documented.
are a group of substances; most of them synthetic, that have a stimulating effect on the central nervous system.
By gaining control of Baja California, the Sinaloa cartel also took control of all operations in Tijuana, and that city has become the major gateway for shipments of methamphetamines
In the United States, methamphetamine
use is reaching epidemic proportions and receiving widespread popular media attention including a 2005 Newsweek cover story entitled "America's most dangerous drug." (5) Treatment admission rates for primary methamphetamine
or amphetamine abuse (most of which was methamphetamine
abuse) increased 331% between 1993 and 2003, from 13 to 56 admissions per 100,000 persons aged 12 years and older.
is pervasive in all geographic regions but has found a niche in rural settings.
central nervous system, (12) methamphetamines
increase activity levels
use is epidemic among men who have sex with men (MSM), but treatment has lagged for this group.
, popularly known as ice or crystal in the streets of Western countries today, was discovered in Japan in 1888.