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Meth, or methamphetamine, has been around for decades, but only recently has become widely recognized as a major addiction problem, particularly through the uncontrolled manufacture and distribution of crystal meth.

Stimulant Use Disorder
This article outlines the criteria for the new diagnositic label of Stimulant Use Disorder, in the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, DSM-5.

What Does it Feel Like to Get High on Meth?
Getting high on meth can change your perceptions, feelings and sensations.

What to Expect from Meth Withdrawal
This article explains the symptoms that are commonly experienced when people go through meth withdrawal.

Myths and Realities of Gay Meth Use
There has been a lot of concern in the addiction research field about the epidemic of gay meth use. Some gay men may even be feeling peer pressure to use meth, and to "party and play," to be part of the gay scene. But research tells a different story.

How CBT Helped Nathan Quit Cocaine
This story provides an example of how Cognitive Behavioral Therapy helped Nathan quit cocaine. While the characters and the story are fictitious, the characteristics and circumstances described are typical of people who come for treatment. Nathan’s story is presented for illustrative purposes, to help readers understand how CBT can help people...

What is PnP?
Glossary definition of PnP or PNP.

Party and Play
Find out about the party-and-play phenomenon in the gay world.

Meth the Home Cooked Menace by Dirk Johnson
Book review of "Meth the Home Cooked Menace" by Dirk Johnson

Five Ways to Curb Your Drug Cravings
Cravings are a normal reactions to discontinuing drug use. They can easily trigger a relapse, but try these simple strategies for curbing your cravings before you score another hit.

Can I Combine Drugs and Breastfeeding?
Breastfeeding is highly recommended, but if you use drugs while breastfeeding -- whether prescription, over the counter, recreational or illicit drugs -- they may cause problems for your baby. How can you decide whether or not to breastfeed your baby if you are on medication, drink, smoke or take drugs?

Understanding a Meth Addict
Trying to understand a meth addict? Understand how a meth addict feels before, during and after taking meth.

Gay Men and Substance Use: A Basic Guide for Addicts and Those Who Care for Them
Book review of Gay Men and Substance Use: A Basic Guide for Addicts and Those Who Care for Them by Michael Shelton

How to Quit Meth
Addictions guidesite readers share their strategies for how to quit meth.See submissions

Shake and Bake Meth
A dangerous new way of making meth.

What is Paranoia?
Glossary definition of the term, paranoia.

Was I Sexually Abused?
Answer to the frequently asked question, "Was I Sexually Abused?"

What is Hyponatremia?
Glossary definition of the term hyponatremia.

What is Substance/Medication-Induced Depressive Disorder?
Depression can sometimes be caused by taking alcohol, illicit drugs, or medications. Substance/Medication-Induced Depressive Disorder is the official diagnostic label for substance induced depression.

5 Things Not to Say to Someone With a Drug Addiction
This article describes some of the ignorant, rude, or just plain clueless comments or questions that people with drug addiction hear from family and friends. If a friend, partner, parent or child is struggling with a drug addiction, avoid hurting their feelings by avoiding these or similar comments.

What is Substance/Medication-Induced Depressive Disorder?
Depression can sometimes be caused by taking alcohol, illicit drugs, or medications. Substance/Medication-Induced Depressive Disorder is the official diagnostic label for substance induced depression.

What is Substance/Medication-Induced Depressive Disorder?
Depression can sometimes be caused by taking alcohol, illicit drugs, or medications. Substance/Medication-Induced Depressive Disorder is the official diagnostic label for substance induced depression.

What is Substance/Medication-Induced Depressive Disorder?
Depression can sometimes be caused by taking alcohol, illicit drugs, or medications. Substance/Medication-Induced Depressive Disorder is the official diagnostic label for substance induced depression.

What is Substance/Medication-Induced Depressive Disorder?
Depression can sometimes be caused by taking alcohol, illicit drugs, or medications. Substance/Medication-Induced Depressive Disorder is the official diagnostic label for substance induced depression.

What is Substance/Medication-Induced Depressive Disorder?
Depression can sometimes be caused by taking alcohol, illicit drugs, or medications. Substance/Medication-Induced Depressive Disorder is the official diagnostic label for substance induced depression.

What is Substance/Medication-Induced Depressive Disorder?
Depression can sometimes be caused by taking alcohol, illicit drugs, or medications. Substance/Medication-Induced Depressive Disorder is the official diagnostic label for substance induced depression.

What is Substance/Medication-Induced Anxiety Disorder?
Anxiety can sometimes be caused by taking alcohol, illicit drugs, or medications. Substance/Medication-Induced Anxiety Disorder is the official diagnostic label for substance induced anxiety.

What is Substance/Medication-Induced Depressive Disorder?
Depression can sometimes be caused by taking alcohol, illicit drugs, or medications. Substance/Medication-Induced Depressive Disorder is the official diagnostic label for substance induced depression.

What is Substance/Medication-Induced Depressive Disorder?
Depression can sometimes be caused by taking alcohol, illicit drugs, or medications. Substance/Medication-Induced Depressive Disorder is the official diagnostic label for substance induced depression.

Evidence-Based Therapy for Addiction
Therapy for addiction is big business. And people struggling with addictions, and their loved ones, are often desperate by the time they seek help, but are overwhelmed with the multitude of options promising a new life free of alcohol and drugs, while real life stories warn of relapse and life savings thrown away on ineffective scams. So how can you make a wise decision when you don't know what is truly effective? The main evidence-based therapies for addiction are covered in this article.

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