Everyday Problems With Executive Dysfunction and Impulsivity in Adults Recovering From Methamphetamine Addiction

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Abstract

Objectives:

Compared with nonaddicted controls (CTLs), adults in remission from methamphetamine addiction (MA-REM) evidence impairments on objective measures of executive functioning and impulsivity.

Methods:

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.

Results:

MA-REM adults demonstrated significantly (P<0.050) greater objective and subjective problems with executive functioning and impulsivity.

Conclusions:

These results suggest that adults in MA-REM are aware of their deficits and that these deficits have significant impact in everyday life.

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