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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782900/correlates-of-methamphetamine-use-among-young-iranians-findings-of-a-population-based-survey-in-2013
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Nahid Bagheri, Moghaddameh Mirzaee, Yunes Jahani, Mohammad Karamouzian, Hamid Sharifi
INTRODUCTION: Methamphetamine use remains an important public health concern among young people across various international settings. The present study is aimed at investigating the correlates of methamphetamine use among young Iranians within the general population. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study was carried out in 13 provinces of Iran in 2013. Through multistage sampling, 3,246 young adults (aged 19-29 years) were recruited in the study. Weighted multilevel logistic regression methods were applied to identify the correlates of methamphetamine use...
August 7, 2017: American Journal on Addictions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782589/the-role-of-thioredoxin-1-in-resisting-methamphetamine-induced-rewarding-effect
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Mengbing Huang, Lingpin Kong, Lihua Yang, Xiang Li, Xiaoshuang Zhou, Ye Li, Jie Bai
Methamphetamine (METH) is a highly addictive drug of abuse which induces behavioral sensitization and rewarding effects. Thioredoxin-1 (Trx-1) is a redox protein and plays role in regulating activity of transcription factor, such as cAMP responsive element-binding protein (CREB), AP-1, p53, is emerging as an important modulator of neuronal function. It has been reported that Trx-1 is involved in morphine dependence. In this study, we examined the rewarding effect after METH administration by conditioned place preference (CPP) of mice, and detected the levels of dopamine and the activity of cAMP responsive element-binding protein (CREB), the expressions of ΔFosB and cyclin-dependent kinase 5 (CDK5) in the ventral tegmental area (VTA) and nucleus accumbens (NAc) in mice...
August 4, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754407/punishment-of-alcohol-reinforced-responding-in-alcohol-preferring-p-rats-reveals-a-bimodal-population-implications-for-models-of-compulsive-drug-seeking
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Nathan J Marchant, Erin J Campbell, Konstantin Kaganovsky
Individual variations in animal behaviour can be used to describe relationships between different constructs, as well as the underlying neurobiological mechanisms responsible for such variation. In humans, variation in the expression of certain traits contributes to the onset of psychopathologies, such as drug addiction. Addiction is characterised by persistent drug use despite negative consequences, but it occurs in only a sub-population of drug users. Compulsive drug use is modelled in laboratory animals by punishing a drug-reinforced operant response...
July 25, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741627/chronic-exposure-to-methamphetamine-disrupts-reinforcement-based-decision-making-in-rats
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Stephanie M Groman, Katherine M Rich, Nathaniel J Smith, Daeyeol Lee, Jane R Taylor
The persistent use of psychostimulant drugs, despite the detrimental outcomes associated with continued drug use, may be due to disruptions in reinforcement-learning processes that enable behavior to remain flexible and goal-directed in dynamic environments. To identify the reinforcement-learning processes that are affected by chronic exposure to the psychostimulant methamphetamine (MA), the current study sought to use computational and biochemical analyses to characterize decision-making processes, assessed by probabilistic reversal learning, in rats before and after they were exposed to an escalating dose regimen of MA (or saline control)...
July 25, 2017: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731367/methamphetamine-causes-photoreceptor-cell-damage-through-promoting-polarization-of-macrophages-and-inducing-inflammatory-response
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Aihui Zhang, Laiwei Wu, Zilin Chen, Guoqiang Huang, Xiaohe Lu
Classically activated macrophages (M1) are proinflammatory effectors and closely related to the progression of neurotoxicity. As a powerful psychostimulant and addictive drug, methamphetamine (Meth) abuse could result in long-lasting abnormalities in retina. This study investigated the effect of Meth at nontoxic concentration on macrophage activation state and its resultant toxicity to photoreceptor cells. Results showed that cytotoxicity was caused by Meth on 661 W cells after coculturing with RAW264.7 macrophage...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705298/methamphetamine-related-disorders
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Euphrosyne Gouzoulis-Mayfrank, Roland Härtel-Petri, Willem Hamdorf, Ursula Havemann-Reinecke, Stephan Mühlig, Norbert Wodarz
BACKGROUND: Methamphetamine is considered more dangerous than other stimulants because of its acute complications, long-term neurotoxicity, and potential for drug dependence. Until now, there have been no evidence-based guidelines for the treatment of methamphetamine-related disorders, either in Germany or abroad. METHODS: A systematic literature search was performed on the treatment of methamphetamine-related disorders. Based on this literature review, a multidisciplinary expert panel developed recommendations using the nominal group technique...
June 30, 2017: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686721/systemic-pd149163-a-neurotensin-receptor-1-agonist-decreases-methamphetamine-self-administration-in-dba-2j-mice-without-causing-excessive-sedation
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Amanda L Sharpe, Erika Varela, Michael J Beckstead
Methamphetamine (METH) is a psychostimulant that exhibits significant abuse potential. Although METH addiction is a major health and societal concern, no drug is currently approved for its therapeutic management. METH activates the central dopaminergic "reward" circuitry, and with repeated use increases levels of the neuromodulatory peptide neurotensin in the nucleus accumbens and ventral tegmental area. Previous studies in rats suggest that neurotensin agonism decreases METH self-administration, but these studies did not examine the effect of neurotensin agonism on the pattern of self-administration or open field locomotion...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681200/microrna-expression-signature-of-methamphetamine-use-and-addiction-in-the-rat-nucleus-accumbens
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Maw Shin Sim, Tomoko Soga, Vijayapandi Pandy, Yuan Seng Wu, Ishwar S Parhar, Zahurin Mohamed
Methamphetamine (METH) is a highly addictive psycho-stimulant that induces behavioral changes due to high level of METH-induced dopamine in the brain. Nucleus accumbens (NAc) plays an important role in these changes, especially in drug addiction. However, little is known about the underlying molecular mechanisms of METH-induced addiction. The objective of this study was to establish a behavioral model of METH use and addiction using escalating doses of METH over 15 days and to determine the global miRNA expression profiling in NAc of METH-addicted rats...
July 5, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673521/addiction-consultation-services-linking-hospitalized-patients-to-outpatient-addiction-treatment
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Paul Trowbridge, Zoe M Weinstein, Todd Kerensky, Payel Roy, Danny Regan, Jeffrey H Samet, Alexander Y Walley
BACKGROUND: Approximately 15% of hospitalized patients have an active substance use disorder (SUD). Starting treatment for SUD, including medications, during acute hospitalizations can engage patients in addiction care. In July 2015, the Boston Medical Center Addiction Consult Service (ACS), began providing inpatient diagnostic, management, and discharge linkage consultations. We describe this implementation. METHODS: The ACS staff recorded SUDs diagnoses and medication recommendations and tracked follow-up data for affiliated outpatient office-based addiction clinics and methadone maintenance programs...
August 2017: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668504/mirtazapine-attenuates-the-expression-of-nicotine-induced-locomotor-sensitization-in-rats
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Susana Barbosa-Méndez, Noé Jurado, Maura Matus-Ortega, Silvia Martiñón-Gutiérrez, Gerardo Heinze, Alberto Salazar-Juárez
Nicotine is the primary psychoactive component of tobacco. Many addictive nicotinic actions are mediated by an increase in the activity of the serotonin (5-HT) system. Some studies show that the 5-HT2A, 5-HT2C, and 5-HT3 receptors have a central role in the induction and expression of nicotine-induced locomotor sensitization. Mirtazapine, an antagonist of the α2-adrenergic receptors, the 5-HT2A/C, and the 5-HT3 receptors, has proven effective in reducing behavioral effects induced by drugs like cocaine and methamphetamines in human and animal...
June 28, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664927/low-striatal-dopamine-d2-type-receptor-availability-is-linked-to-simulated-drug-choice-in-methamphetamine-users
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Scott J Moeller, Kyoji Okita, Chelsea L Robertson, Michael E Ballard, Anna B Konova, Rita Z Goldstein, Mark A Mandelkern, Edythe D London
Individuals with drug use disorders seek drugs over other rewarding activities, and exhibit neurochemical deficits related to dopamine, which is involved in value-based learning and decision-making. Thus, a dopaminergic disturbance may underpin drug-biased choice in addiction. Classical drug-choice assessments, which offer drug-consumption opportunities, are inappropriate for addicted individuals seeking treatment or abstaining. Fifteen recently abstinent methamphetamine users and 15 healthy controls completed two laboratory paradigms of 'simulated' drug choice (choice for drug-related versus affectively pleasant, unpleasant, and neutral images), and underwent positron emission tomography measurements of dopamine D2-type receptor availability, indicated by binding potential (BPND) for [(18)F]fallypride...
June 30, 2017: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662352/longitudinal-associations-between-outpatient-medical-care-use-and-substance-use-among-rural-stimulant-users
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Michael A Cucciare, Xiaotong Han, Christine Timko, Nickolas Zaller, Kristina M Kennedy, Brenda M Booth
BACKGROUND: Negative views toward substance use treatment among some rural substance users and limited treatment resources in rural areas likely affect substance use utilization. It is therefore important to determine whether accessing healthcare options other than substance use treatment, specifically outpatient medical care (OMC), is associated with reductions in substance use. OBJECTIVES: We examined whether use of OMC was associated with reductions in substance use among rural substance users over a three-year period...
June 29, 2017: American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645061/the-neurochemical-consequences-of-methamphetamine-self-administration-in-male-and-female-rats
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Andrew Johansen, Lisa M McFadden
BACKGROUND: Methamphetamine (METH) is an addictive substance that is used in both males and females. Few preclinical studies have focused on understanding sex-differences in the neurochemical consequences of contingent METH. The purpose of the current study was to investigate potential sex-differences in the neurochemical consequences of METH self-administration. METHODS: Male and female adult rats were given extended access to METH or saline self-administration for 7d...
June 6, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621212/methamphetamine-causes-neurotoxicity-by-promoting-polarization-of-macrophages-and-inflammatory-response
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X Li, F Wu, L Xue, B Wang, J Li, Y Chen, T Chen
Macrophages, especially their activation state, are closely related to the progression of neurotoxicity. Classically activated macrophages (M1) are proinflammatory effectors, while alternatively activated macrophages (M2) exhibit anti-inflammatory properties. As a powerful addictive psychostimulant drug, coupled with its neurotoxicity, methamphetamine (Meth) abuse may lead to long-lasting abnormalities in the neuronal system. The present study investigated the effect of Meth at subtoxic concentration on macrophage activation state and its underlying toxicity to neuronal cells...
January 1, 2017: Human & Experimental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601731/methamphetamine-alcohol-interactions-in-murine-models-of-sequential-and-simultaneous-oral-drug-taking
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Elissa K Fultz, Douglas L Martin, Courtney N Hudson, Tod E Kippin, Karen K Szumlinski
BACKGROUND: A high degree of co-morbidity exists between methamphetamine (MA) addiction and alcohol use disorders and both sequential and simultaneous MA-alcohol mixing increases risk for co-abuse. As little preclinical work has focused on the biobehavioral interactions between MA and alcohol within the context of drug-taking behavior, we employed simple murine models of voluntary oral drug consumption to examine how prior histories of either MA- or alcohol-taking influence the intake of the other drug...
August 1, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589263/assessment-of-tolerance-to-the-effects-of-methamphetamine-on-daytime-and-nighttime-activity-evaluated-with-actigraphy-in-rhesus-monkeys
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Laís F Berro, Monica L Andersen, Leonard L Howell
RATIONALE: Methamphetamine is one of the most largely consumed illicit drugs, and its use is associated with abuse liability and several adverse health effects, such as sleep impairment. Importantly, sleep quality can influence addiction treatment outcomes. Evidence suggests that tolerance can develop to the sleep-disrupting effects of stimulant drugs. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to investigate the development of tolerance to the actigraphy-based sleep-disrupting and stimulant effects of methamphetamine self-administration in rhesus monkeys...
August 2017: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584929/steep-effort-discounting-of-a-preferred-reward-over-a-freely-available-option-in-prolonged-methamphetamine-withdrawal-in-male-rats
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Andrew B Thompson, Julian Gerson, Alexandra Stolyarova, Amador Bugarin, Evan E Hart, J David Jentsch, Alicia Izquierdo
RATIONALE: Drug addiction can be described as aberrant allocation of effort toward acquiring drug, despite associated costs. It is unclear if this behavioral pattern results from an overvaluation of reward or to an altered sensitivity to costs. OBJECTIVE: Present experiments assessed reward sensitivity and effortful choice in rats following 1 week of withdrawal from methamphetamine (mAMPH). METHODS: Rats were treated with either saline or an escalating dose mAMPH regimen, then tested after a week without the drug...
June 6, 2017: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583866/effects-of-chronic-cocaine-morphine-and-methamphetamine-on-the-mobility-immobility-and-stereotyped-behaviors-in-crayfish
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Adebobola Imeh-Nathaniel, Natalia Rincon, Vasiliki Bessie Orfanakos, Leanne Brechtel, Leah Wormack, Erika Richardson, Robert Huber, Thomas I Nathaniel
The worth of crayfish as a model system for studies of addiction was not previously recognized because a drug-reward phenomenon had not been documented in this model system. In our previous experiments, we demonstrate that the crayfish natural reward pathways are sensitive to human drugs of abuse. This finding supports crayfish as a suitable model to characterize specific behaviors that are relevant in drug addiction research, and the current study builds on our previous findings. The aim of the present study was to investigate unconditioned neurobehavioral effects of repeated treatment regimens using cocaine, morphine, and methamphetamine for three consecutive days...
June 3, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570298/the-effect-of-litter-separation-on-methamphetamine-conditioned-place-preference-in-post-partum-dams
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Candace R Lewis, Allison N Baker, Paulette Fennig, Phoebe Conrad, Lyndsay Hess, Ryan M Bastle, M Foster Olive
Methamphetamine (METH) abuse among women has recently increased to levels comparable to those observed in men. Although studies using animal models of addiction have begun to include more female subjects, examination of the effects of drugs of abuse on post-partum females is currently lacking. This is especially important in light of the significant hormonal and neurobiological changes that accompany pregnancy and rearing experiences. Furthermore, stress in a known factor in addiction vulnerability and the post-partum experience in the clinical population can be highly stressful...
September 2017: Behavioural Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551495/capsular-specific-igm-enhances-complement-mediated-phagocytosis-and-killing-of-cryptococcus-neoformans-by-methamphetamine-treated-j774-16-macrophage-like-cells
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Lilit Aslanyan, Vaibhav V Ekhar, Carlos M DeLeon-Rodriguez, Luis R Martinez
Methamphetamine (METH) is a powerful and highly addictive stimulant that affects the central nervous system of users in the United States and worldwide, and its consumption is associated to the acquisition of HIV and AIDS-related infections. METH enhances cryptococcosis in mice, an opportunistic infection caused by the encapsulated fungus Cryptococcus neoformans. Due to its ability to survive within macrophages, C. neoformans is an ideal model to study pathogen-macrophage interactions. METH abrogates normal macrophage function, which might contribute to the higher rate and more rapid progression of infections in drug abusers...
May 25, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
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