Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Off topic but nevertheless relevant - Faces on Meth:

It is always difficult to see the aftermath of drugs on human beings. The following site lists the faces of people after they have been on methamphetamine for months or a couple of years. The effect of this quiet and silent killer is stark on these faces and is being played out in a lot of homes and communities all over the United States.

  • Some papers of interest:
Structural Abnormalities in the Brains of Human SubjectsWho Use Methamphetamine by Paul M. Thompson, Kiralee M. Hayashi, Sara L. Simon, Jennifer A. Geaga, Michael S. Hong, Yihong Sui,Jessica Y. Lee, Arthur W. Toga, Walter Ling, and Edythe D. London

The brains response to Methamphetamine - article

Methamphetamine dependence and HIV infection - article

Implications of research for treatment : Methamphtamine - article

Methamphetamine Dependence Is Associated With NeurocognitiveImpairment in the Initial Phases of Abstinence by Ari D. Kalechstein, Ph.D. Thomas F. Newton, M.D. Michael Green, Ph.D.

Neuropsychological Effects of Chronic Methamphetamine Useon Neurotransmitters and Cognition: A Review by Thomas E. Nordahl, M.D., Ph.D. Ruth Salo, Ph.D. Martin Leamon, M.D.


Sunflower Optimism said...

Unfortunately, the people who should be reading this will never see it. So sad, so many lives broken.

Christina said...

I cannot seem to open this link to show the before/after meth faces, would you mind emailing me the website? I love reading your posts, I feel like I'm actually learning something! BTW, at one point you did a post on speaking in tongues, what was the date for that one?