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NIDA. (2014, December 19). Methamphetamine or amphetamine abuse linked to higher risk of Parkinson’s disease. Retrieved from

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December 19, 2014

Nerve Cell Activity

People who abuse amphetamine-type drugs such as methamphetamine may be at increased risk for developing dopamine-related disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, according to recent research funded by NIDA and NCI. This is consistent with prior studies in animals showing that abuse of these drugs can damage dopamine neurons.

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