Amphetamines & UBOs

Amphetamines and the Brain
Drug Aware Program
2012

20% of regular amphetamine users tested under the age of 30 have been found to have Unidentified Bright Objects (UBOs).
At that age, it should be less than 1%. Find out what this means for users from Professor Daniel Fatovich, Professor of Emergency Medicine, Royal Perth Hospital and University of Western Australia

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Methamphetamine abuser: decreased dopamine transporters

Drugs, Brains, and Behavior: The Science of Addiction
January 2014
http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/science-addiction

related:
DrugFacts: High School and Youth Trends
January 2014
http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/high-school-youth-trends

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Caregiver Video Series: Restlessness/Agitation
CareDimensions
2017

Understanding Agitation: Personal Stories
DBSAlliance
2015

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The phenylisopropylamine unit is a common structural fragment amongst many centrally-acting agents.
However, these agents do not necessarily produce similar behavioral effects in test subjects.
For example, the phenylisopropylamine derivative amphetamine is a central nervous system (CNS) stimulant whereas its 2,5-dimethoxy-4-methyl analog, i.e. DOM, is considered to be a hallucinogen.
Drug Alcohol Depend. 1986 Jun;17(2-3):119-34.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2874967

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December 2018
https://people.com/human-interest/kaylee-muthart-gouged-eyes-out-drugs-year-later

2019
https://eastoncaller.com/as-meth-use-surges-first-responders-struggle-to-help-those-in-crisis/78418

cocaine smoking > home-made water pipe

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