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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Genetic basis and mechanisms underlying binge-level methamphetamine intake
Principal Investigator:

Tamara J. Richards

Location: Portland, OR
Congressional District Code: 3
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: January 2019 - December 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $156,800
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Methamphetamine (MA) use can alter judgment, increase unsafe behaviors and violence, and cause mood disturbances. Chronic use is associated with paranoia, as well as visual and auditory hallucinations. A number of indicators point to increasing availability and abuse of MA in the United States, especially in the southern and western regions, among both young and older adults. MA is often taken in repeated binge- level doses, and individuals who become addicted to MA suffer high rates of relapse,...

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