The Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs named methamphetamines as “the greatest drug threat to Oklahoma” in their most recently released Drug Threat Assessment. According to findings, there was a 53.4% increase in meth-related overdose deaths over a two-year period. Research indicates that stimulant drug use can cause changes in the prefrontal cortices of the brain, which can inhibit reasoning, negatively impact decision-making, and increase both impulsive and compulsive behaviors. Basically, using methamphetamines can rewire your brain to become more susceptible to future misuse and addiction, thereby creating its own pattern of abuse.
February 10, 2022
Stimulant Misuse: Prescription and Illicit