Navigation Links
Meth Addiction May Be Harder to Treat in Teen Girls
Date:5/4/2013

FRIDAY, May 3 (HealthDay News) -- Teen girls have a more difficult time kicking their methamphetamine habit than boys, according to a small new study which suggests that new methods are needed to treat methamphetamine abuse in girls.

The study included 10 girls and nine boys, average age of 17, with methamphetamine addiction who were receiving counseling and were given either the antidepressant bupropion or a placebo.

The teens who took bupropion provided far fewer methamphetamine-free urine samples than those who took the placebo, which suggests that bupropion did not work as a treatment for methamphetamine addiction, the researchers said.

They also found that boys in both groups had more than twice as many methamphetamine-free urine drug tests than girls in both groups, according to the study, which was published in the April issue of the Journal of Adolescent Health.

"The greater severity of methamphetamine problems in adolescent girls compared to boys -- combined with results of studies in adults that also found women to be more susceptible to methamphetamine than men -- suggests that the gender differences in methamphetamine addiction observed in adults may actually begin in adolescence," study lead author Dr. Keith Heinzerling, a health sciences assistant clinical professor of family medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles, said in a university news release.

The findings indicate the need for research to develop new ways to improve addiction treatment for girls, the researchers said.

More information

The U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse has more about methamphetamine.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: University of California, Los Angeles, news release, April 30, 2013


'/>"/>
Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Maternal diet sets up junk food addiction in babies
2. TreatmentUSA.com Partners With CRC Health to Expand Its Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment for Veterans and Military Families with Tricare Insurance
3. New Research Shows Programs like Recovery Associates Offer the Most Effective Type of Treatment for Drug and Alcohol Addiction
4. Demand Rises For Holistic Alcohol & Drug Rehab, Australian Addiction And Trauma Treatment Centre Enquiries Increase 50%
5. Recovery Associates Announces the Opening of its Onsite State-of-the-Art Drug Testing Lab at its AddictionTreatment Facility
6. Basketball Pro Shares His Inspiring Story of Breaking Free From Heroin Addiction
7. Oil Industry's Addiction to Toxic Disperants Costing Everyone Billions
8. Chronic pain ranks well below drug addiction as a major health problem in new poll
9. Laser Therapy Switches Cocaine Addiction On, Off in Rats: Study
10. New Report Connects Risky Behavior to Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Wins Attention of A Forever Recovery Battle Creek, MI
11. Wake Forest Baptist research provides clues to alcohol addiction vulnerability
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Meth Addiction May Be Harder to Treat in Teen Girls
(Date:7/21/2017)... ... July 21, 2017 , ... The Ellis Agency, an eastern Georgie ... Foundation in a community wide charity event with the goal of bringing in support ... local woman who lives with epilepsy, recently launched a charity campaign of her own ...
(Date:7/21/2017)... ... July 21, 2017 , ... Thomas Jefferson University , ... was awarded a $300,000 grant from The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage ... and the recognition of one’s own limits among health professions students. , ...
(Date:7/21/2017)... NJ (PRWEB) , ... July 21, 2017 , ... ... has received a $5,000 grant from the C. R. Bard Foundation, ... Day Center at Somerset Hills , a service available through the nonprofit home ...
(Date:7/21/2017)... CANADA (PRWEB) , ... July 21, 2017 , ... ... 80% follow-up at 10 years, researchers from the Multicenter Orthopaedics Outcome Network (MOON) ... of life a decade after surgery, though activity levels decline over time. The ...
(Date:7/20/2017)... MA (PRWEB) , ... July 20, 2017 , ... ... form of blood and bone marrow cancer that progresses rapidly without treatment. Newly ... recommended to reduce the chance of reoccurrence and relapse. With such a ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:7/17/2017)... ORLANDO, Fla. , July 17, 2017  MedX ... - branded medical testing, strengthening and rehabilitation equipment, today ... Back Machine Program. MedX is considered the gold standard ... world leader in specialized medical strengthening equipment. ... into a lease with the physician or practice who ...
(Date:7/13/2017)... 2017  Centurion Medical Products, a leader in medical product innovation ... impaction removal device for hospice patient care. ... Centurion Medical Products ... Patient pain management and emotional comfort are part of ... patient pain while preventing unneeded emergency department admission due to severe ...
(Date:7/12/2017)... , July 12, 2017  Eli Lilly and Company ... agreement with generic companies to resolve pending patent litigation in ... Virginia regarding the Cialis ® (tadalafil) ... on April 26, 2020. As part of the agreement, Cialis ... September 27, 2018. "The unit dose patent for ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: