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Évaluation du potentiel d’abus et de dépendance de la méthamphétamine

Abstract : Methamphetamine is a synthetic stimulant that belongs to the group of amphetamine- type stimulants, which, after cannabis, are the second most widely used drug in some parts of the world, with consumption levels often exceeding those of heroin and/or cocaine. This substance belonging to the amphetamines family, is a powerful psychostimulant. Its long duration of action and the variety of its routes and forms of administration make it very attractive. By acting on the main monoaminergic pathways, methamphetamine use can cause many organic disorders: cardiovascular, dental, neurological and psychiatric, which can lead to the death of the consumer. The high addictive potential of methamphetamine makes it a serious global public health issue. Major socio-economic and legal consequences follow, forcing the most affected states to be more firm in terms of regulation around its synthetic precursors. In Europe and worldwide the number of methamphetamine seizures is increasing, providing information on the supply, trafficking routes and availability of the substance. In France, its consumption, although moderate compared to other European countries, is increasing, particularly in the context of chemsex. The place of methamphetamine in the world, in Europe and even in France, shows the need to continue the control, prohibition and prevention measures undertaken by the most affected countries, in an attempt to curb the phenomenon of its spread.
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Lucie Gautier. Évaluation du potentiel d’abus et de dépendance de la méthamphétamine. Sciences du Vivant [q-bio]. 2019. ⟨dumas-02336135⟩



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