Methamphetamine (YABA) Abuse: A Case Study in Young Male

Authors

  • Rifat Naoreen Islam DFM, Assistant Professor, Department of Forensic Medicine, Medical College for Woman and Hospital, Uttara Model Town, Dhaka
  • Noor E Tabassum MPhil (Pharmacology), Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Medical College for Woman and Hospital, Uttara Model Town, Dhaka
  • AKM Shafiuzzaman MCPS (Forensic Medicine), Lecturer, Department of Forensic Medicine, Dhaka Medical College, Dhaka
  • Badar Uddin Umar MPhil (Pharmacology), Assistant Professor & Head, Department of Pharmacology, FMC, Faridpur
  • Matira Khanam MPhil (Pharmacology), Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Ibn Sina Medical College, Dhaka

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/fmcj.v7i2.13527

Keywords:

Methamphetamine, YABA, drug abuse, dependence

Abstract

Methamphetamine dependence is a serious worldwide public health problem with major medical, psychiatric, socioeconomic & legal consequences. Various neuronal mechanisms implicated in methamphetamine dependence have been suggested. Drugs of abuse are of two types: natural drugs and synthetic psychotropic substances. The former includes opium, cocaine and cannabis. The latter includes pethidine, barbiturates, tranquillizers, amphetamines. There has been increasing incidence of addiction to certain drugs amongst young people in our country. Our patient is a student of private university of 24 year old male with a history of YABA addiction for 4 years. Without having it he can't do anything. If he cannot take it, peevish temperament occurs. He collects drugs from the local spots or particular person. This condition is very much dangerous to the individual and socio-economic condition of country.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/fmcj.v7i2.13527

Faridpur Med. Coll. J. 2012;7(2):102-104

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Published

2013-01-28

How to Cite

Islam, R. N., Tabassum, N. E., Shafiuzzaman, A., Umar, B. U., & Khanam, M. (2013). Methamphetamine (YABA) Abuse: A Case Study in Young Male. Faridpur Medical College Journal, 7(2), 102–104. https://doi.org/10.3329/fmcj.v7i2.13527

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Case Reports