.. Methamphetamine, MDMA, PMA and various
solvents are the most widely abused drugs in Europe, the United
States, Central America, South America and Asian countries. Their
use has dramatically increased over the last two decades.
..These drugs of abuse are known
to cause neurotoxicity in several species - not only rodents, canines
and nonhuman primates, but also in humans.
..The precise neurochemical mechanisms
underlying this drug-induced neurotoxicity remain unclear.
.The ISN Satellite meetings bring
together basic scientists and clinical investigators from the international
community - to provide an in-depth understanding of current knowledge
concerning new conceptual insights into the CNS-acting drugs, drugs
of abuse and treatment of drug addictions.