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Montana Meth Project Statement Regarding Billings Gazette Story

MISSOULA, Mont., July 6 /PRNewswire/ -- On Sunday, July 5, 2009, The Billings Gazette published a story focused on the Montana Meth Project. The story also ran in the Helena Independent Record and the Missoulian the same day. In framing the story as a "debate" about the Montana Meth Projec...

Montana Meth Project Announces New Board Members

Business, Medical, and Law Enforcement Leaders Strengthen Prevention Program MISSOULA, Mont., May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The Montana Meth Project today announced the appointment of John Parker, Cascade County Attorney; Bill Foley, chairman of the board of directors for Fidelity National Fi...

Success for Crystal Meth Drug Addict on YouTube

TROIS-RIVIERES, Quebec, June 19 /PRNewswire/ -- According to Narconon Trois-Rivieres, crystal methamphetamine (more commonly referred to as crystal meth) is a drug known to cause severe addiction problems. The side effects associated with crystal meth consumption are blatantly devastating: the...

New Survey Demonstrates Increased Awareness of the Dangers of Meth Use

94 percent of Arizona teens now see great risk in trying methamphetamine once PHOENIX, June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- A new statewide survey has found that teens' attitudes toward the dangers of methamphetamine use have shifted substantially since the ARIZONA METH PRO...

Oscar-Nominated Filmmaker Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu Directs New Meth Project Advertising Campaign

Groundbreaking project credited with dramatic reduction in Meth use PALTO ALTO, Calif., April 1, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- The Meth Project today unveiled its new advertising campaign, including a series of television ads directed by critically acclaimed filmmaker Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, the...

Illinois Meth Project Launches Large-Scale Meth Prevention Campaign

Aggressive media campaign to saturate TV, radio, and print with anti-Meth messaging SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The Illinois Meth Project today launched a campaign to prevent first-time methamphetamine use, targeting the Springfield, Decatur, and Cha...

A New Year, A New Opportunity: Metropolitan Community Church Leaders Urge Faith Leaders to Address HIV and Crystal Meth Use Among LGBT Youth

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In 1991, Kharma Amos dressed up as a condom to pass out HIV prevention materials in Tulsa, OK. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071219/DC10343-a http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071219/DC10343-b ) That same year, 1...

ARIZONA METH PROJECT Unveils Arizona's Anti-Meth Youth Pledge and Kicks Off Phase Two of Public Awareness Campaign

PHOENIX, Sept. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Arizona's "Not Even Once(R)" Youth Pledge was revealed today, to mark the kick-off of phase two of the ARIZONA METH PROJECT mass media youth prevention and education campaign featuring hard-hitting television, outdoor and print advertising designed to prevent ...

Moms to be, beware of meth - It can hamper growth and development in your babies

The many pregnant methamphetamine users who inevitably convey the poisonous toxic meth chemicals to their unborn fetus , has crossed //dangerous levels , reveals a novel Canadian Study. Motherisk lab at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto conducted a study which examined hair samples of...

Fergie Used to Talk to a Basket When She was Hooked on Meth

Singer Fergie was so fazed-out when she was addicted to crystal methamphetamine addiction eight years ago, that she used to talk to a basket . The Black Eyed Peas' singer revealed that she talked to the basket thinking someone was sitting inside it, and would come and catch her. "I r...

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Prenatal meth exposure linked to abnormal brain development

ST. PAUL, Minn. A first of its kind study examining the effects of methamphetamine use during pregnancy has found the drug appears to cause abnormal brain development in children. The research is published in the April 15, 2009, online issue of Neurology , the medical journal of the American Aca...

New method identifies meth hot spots

CORVALLIS, Ore. A researcher at Oregon State University has used a new method of combining multiple sources of data to identify counties in Oregon with high numbers of methamphetamine-related problems per capita, giving officials a new tool in fighting the illegal drug. The study, presented to...

OHSU lab finds meth receptor that could lead to therapy

A recently discovered signaling system in the brain has just been shown to be turned on by methamphetamine, an Oregon Health & Science University study found. The signaling system could soon become a target for therapies aiming to reverse meth’s adverse health effects as well as reduce the cr...

One hit of crystal meth causes birth defects

A single prenatal dose of methamphetamine ?commonly known as speed ?may be enough to cause long-term neurodevelopmental problems in babies, say University of Toronto researchers. In research published in the August issue of Free Radical Biology and Medicine, U of T pharmacy and pharmacology profe...

Hair samples show babies can be exposed to 'crystal meth' while in the womb

...erase the chemical evidence it holds. Crystal meth boosts alertness and promotes a sense of wellbeing...but 14 of the samples testing positive for crystal meth had been sent for analysis in 2005. The first posi...he authors say that the precise effects of crystal meth on a fetus are not fully known, but the evidence t...

Meth promotes spread of virus in HIV-infected users

...infected users. The investigators found that meth increases expression of a receptor called DC-SIGN,...mmune system. "This finding shows that using meth is doubly dangerous," said Madhavan P.N. Nair, Ph....g it, we may be able to prevent the interaction of meth with its specific receptors, thereby inhibiting th...

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