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06 May 2013

Addiction harder to treat in teen girls

A small study suggests better methods needed to help teen girls addicted to meth.

Teen girls have a more difficult time kicking their methamphetamine habit than boys, according to a small new study which suggests that new methods are needed to treat methamphetamine abuse in girls.

The teens who took bupropion provided far fewer methamphetamine-free urine samples than those who took the placebo, which suggests that bupropion did not work as a treatment for methamphetamine addiction, the researchers said.

What they found

The US National Institute on Drug Abuse has more about methamphetamine.

 
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