A Promising Meth Addiction Treatment Uses Two Widely Available Medications

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    A study published today in the January issue of the New England Journal of Medicine suggests that a cocktail of two widely available drugs may be effective as a chemical treatment for methamphetamine use disorder. While the results of the study don’t suggest a cure-all, the combined medications could be a powerful new tool for dealing with a modern and rapidly-growing problem. When participants’ urine was measured for methamphetamines to assess results, 13.6 percent of participants treated with a combination of naltrexone and bupropion responded to treatment, compared to 2.5 percent of participants given a placebo.

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