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Study Shows That Bath Salts are More Addictive Than Meth

Study Shows That Bath Salts are More Addictive Than Meth

  Since the emergence of cathinone-based bath salts as a popular recreational stimulant, scientists have been trying to determine why users take this “legal high” when they have such a disturbing and dangerous array of effects on behavior. In one of the first laboratory studies of MDPV (a bath salt; 3, 4-methylenedioxypyrovalerone), scientists at The Scripps Research Institute found that these psychostimulant drugs are more addictive than meth, which is regarded as one of the most … Read entire article »

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Scientists Declare New Meth Vaccine is in the Works

  Methamphetamine addiction affects over 25 million people worldwide, making it one of the most highly abused drugs out there.  Some of meth’s most sought out effects that users experience are feelings of exhilaration, wakefulness, and alertness.  However, while experiencing these desired effects, negative ones come into play as well, most notably the person becomes dependant on the substance.  Meth addiciton offten leads to extreme wait loss and the loss of a perBut just recently, scientists have found a vaccine that could relieve all meth addicts of their suffering. Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have found chemicals that are able to take a hold of the methamphetamine molecules, preventing them from entering the brain, subsequently preventing the user from getting high.  The vaccine was tested and administered to rats before … Read entire article »

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