Compared with nonaddicted controls (CTLs), adults in remission from methamphetamine addiction (MA-REM) evidence impairments on objective measures of executive functioning and impulsivity.
To evaluate the impact of these impairments in MA-REM adults, demographically matched groups (MA-REM, n=30; CTLs, n=24) completed objective and self-report measures of executive functioning and impulsivity.
MA-REM adults demonstrated significantly (P<0.050) greater objective and subjective problems with executive functioning and impulsivity.
These results suggest that adults in MA-REM are aware of their deficits and that these deficits have significant impact in everyday life.
*Research and Development Service
†Behavioral Health & Clinical Neurosciences Division, Portland VA Medical Center
‡Methamphetamine Abuse Research Center
Departments of ∥Psychiatry, School of Medicine
¶Behavioral Neuroscience, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland
§Graduate Department of Clinical Psychology, George Fox University, Newberg
#School of Professional Psychology, Pacific University, Hillsboro, OR
Supported, in part, by NIDA/NIH grant DA018165 to the Methamphetamine Abuse Research Center (MARC) in Portland, Oregon and a VA Merit Review Award to W.H. This material is the result of work supported with resources and the use of facilities at the Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Oregon Health & Sciences University.
C.E. and W.H. made equal contributions to this manuscript and are the primary authors.
The authors declare no conflict of interest.
Reprints: Marilyn Huckans, PhD, Portland VA Medical Center, P3MHN, 3710 SW US Veterans Hospital Rd, Portland, OR 97239 (e-mail: email@example.com).