Street Drug Linked To Lasting Social Deficits

Street Drug Linked To Lasting Social Deficits

“This tells us that [methamphetamine] use has psychological consequences, and, potentially, consequences for these individuals’ social functioning. The size of these social reasoning deficits was comparable to the memory problems that have also been found in users of MA, consistent with other evidence showing that MA is a dangerous drug which can do lasting harm.

“However, we must also consider the possibility that these deficits could have been present before drug use and even a risk factor for drug use, in that people who struggle to make sense of other people might be more vulnerable to taking drugs in the first place.”

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