Treatment of Methamphetamine Cravings With Bupropion: A Case Report

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Sir: Methamphetamine abuse is a concern for physicians treating patients in a variety of settings, ranging from emergency rooms to mental health clinics, due to its wide range of psychological and physical effects. The use of methamphetamines rose significantly in the 1990s mostly in the western United States1 but also in the areas along the United States– Mexico border.2 Among the effects of methamphetamine are a sense of euphoria, increased energy, power, and control, which have reinforcing effects contributing to the highly addictive nature of methamphetamine.2

Primary Care Companion J Clin Psychiatry 2001;3(6):267-268 [letter]