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Thinking about cutting back or quitting crystal?

Posted by Project NEON on July 9, 2014 10:42 AM


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Gay Shamelessness, Beyond the Crystal Meth Crisis

Posted by Project NEON on June 24, 2014 3:55 PM
Read the full article here:

Gay Shamelessness, Beyond the Crystal Meth Crisis
http://www.substance.com/gay-shamelessness-beyond-the-crystal-meth-crisis/7795/



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ProjectNEON.org UPDATES

Posted by Project NEON on September 26, 2013 12:30 PM

We just added more harm reduction and safety info to our Safer Using page. Take a look!

Safer Using



Vaccines Against Drug Abuse: A Viable Treatment Option?

Posted by Project NEON on May 23, 2013 5:29 PM

Vaccines Against Drug Abuse: A Viable Treatment Option?

 

 

Posted on May 22, 2013 in Research & News

 

The idea of vaccinating against drug abuse is hailed by many to be the future of addiction treatment, but the concept has several downsides that may hold it back. The idea is simple: a vaccination would prevent the drug from having an effect if taken, which would therefore render taking drugs pretty much useless. It obviously has a huge potential benefit for removing the appeal of commonly-abused drugs, but critics point out that it could never become the sole treatment for addiction. Understanding the mechanism of the vaccines that have been developed and their limitations helps you see how they will fit into the future of addiction treatment.

 

Read full article here: Vaccines Against Drug Abuse

 

Source: Drug Addiction Treatment  http://www.drugaddictiontreatment.com/

Have you looked at Your METHod?

Posted by Project NEON on May 14, 2013 10:12 AM

Have you seen NEON's 2012 publication Your METHod?

 

Your METHod is a recovery-based journal that features the stories, words, and art work of Seattleites.

 

Your METHod also includes space to write your own thoughts about use and recovery. Pick up a copy at Seattle Counseling Service, through your NEON peer educator, or download and print online here: Your METHod

Crystal + bowel problems

Posted by Project NEON on March 5, 2013 2:16 PM

Gastrointestinal Complications of Methamphetamine Abuse

Posted March 4, 2013 by Drug Addiction Treatment

Like most other stimulant drugs of abuse, methamphetamine is widely known for its potential to cause serious disruptions of normal function in the cardiovascular system (heart and blood vessels), as well as in the central nervous system. However, use/abuse of the drug also produces disruptions in the normal function of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, which forms the body's passageway for nutrient intake and the elimination of food wastes. Most meth users only develop relatively minor changes in their gastrointestinal health; however, some users of the drug develop severe, potentially fatal GI problems. Read more...GI Complications of Meth Use

Source: Drug Addiction Treatment     Drugaddictiontreatment.com

HRSA Care Action: Meth and HIV

Posted by Project NEON on February 11, 2010 12:09 PM

released in June 2009 provides an overview of meth, HIV, MSM and care strategies. hrsa_june_2009_methamphetamine_and_hiv.pdf

Beyond Crystal 2010

Posted by Project NEON on January 7, 2010 11:07 AM

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Meth and the Brain: PBS Audio w/visual presentation

Posted by Project NEON on December 2, 2009 4:31 PM

By following the link you are accessing a PBS (Public Broadcasting System) audio slideshow of Richard A. Rawson, Ph.D Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles.

In this audio slideshow, Dr. Rawson explains how meth affects the brain's dopamine receptors, causing the intense pleasure associated with a meth rush and yet eventually making it impossible for the user to experience pleasure at all.


http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/meth/body/methbrainflash.html

2009 Anti-Meth Ad Campaign

Posted by Project NEON on October 14, 2009 4:03 PM

2009 Anti-Meth Ad Campaign
View campaign: http://www.methresources.gov/2009antimeth.html

Office of National Drug Control Policy's National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign has coordinated the National Anti-Meth Campaign since 2007. Using national data as a guide, the campaign has reached out to areas and populations hardest hit by meth, through TV, radio, print, and online advertising, as well as media events.

The 2009 Anti-Meth Campaign, which launches in September 2009, focuses on preventing methamphetamine use - and raising awareness about treatment and recovery. The target audience for this campaign is young adults ages 18 to 34, as well as family and friends of someone who may be using meth. This young adult target was specifically chosen because methamphetamine initiation and usage rates are highest in this age group nationwide.

The 2009 Anti-Meth Campaign's TV, billboard, radio, print, and online ads will run from September to November in 16 states with the highest methamphetamine use rates, as well as a small group of Midwest states with high levels of reported meth lab seizures and incidents, according to national data. The 16 states are: Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Wyoming, Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, and Nebraska. Additionally, radio ads and online search ads will run in all states during the same time period.

At the conclusion of the campaign in November, many of the ads will be available as free, customizable public service announcements (PSAs) for use by local non-profits, government offices, and other organizations. The TV ads will be available as free customizable PSAs in early 2010.


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