Methamphetamine Research: Collection III (NIDA Notes)

Article 1: Methamphetamine Increases, and HIV Decreases, Brain Volumes; Article 2: Treatment Curbs Methamphetamine Abuse Among Gay and Bisexual Men; Article 3: Long-Term Abstinence Brings Partial Recovery From Methamphetamine Damage

About the Course:

This course is based on three NIDA Notes articles. NIDA Notes is a large collection of brief, relevant articles focusing on current drug abuse treatment evidence.

Methamphetamine Increases, and HIV Decreases, Brain Volumes
reveals how HIV infection and methamphetamine addiction produce distinct, partly overlapping effects on brain structure.

Treatment Curbs Methamphetamine Abuse Among Gay and Bisexual Men
describes how behavioral therapy can help gay and bisexual men (GBM) reduce methamphetamine abuse and risky sexual behaviors and sustain these gains for one year, according to a NIDA-funded researchers report.

Long-Term Abstinence Brings Partial Recovery From Methamphetamine Damage
explains how methamphetamine abusers who remain abstinent for nine months or longer show modest improvement in performance on some tests of motor skills and memory.

All three articles are contained in one PDF.

Journal/Publisher:

NIDA

Publication Date:

July 2006; March 2006; and December 2004

Authors

John S. DeMott; Lori Whitten; Patrick Zickler

About the Authors:

John S. DeMott is a NIDA Notes contributing writer.

Lori Whitten is a NIDA Notes staff writer.

Patrick Zickler is a NIDA Notes staff writer.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about methamphetamine and HIV; how treatment curbs methamphetamine abuse among gay and bisexual men, and how long-term abstinence brings partial recovery from methamphetamine damage. It is appropriate for introductory to intermediate levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Explain how HIV infection and methamphetamine addiction produce distinct, partly overlapping effects on brain structures.

  2. Recall how behavioral therapy can curb methamphetamine abuse among gay and bisexual men.

  3. Describe how long-term abstinence brings partial recovery from methamphetamine damage.

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