Drugs > Methamphetamine
The drug methamphetamine is cheap and easy to obtain... but it has hideous,
devastating and deadly effects. It's an addiction that's nearly impossible to
kick. Many people don't stop until their lives are ruined... or they're dead.
Initially meth users experience a pleasurable and euphoric high. But continued
use soon leads to extreme paranoia and delusion. This is where meth use is not
only damaging the health of the user, but is also exposing the users family and
friends to great risk as users often succumb to paranoid delusion leading to
deaths of family, friends and the general public.
The thing is, meth users don't necessarily fit your stereotypical view of what
"drug users" are supposed to be. They are students, professionals, housewives,
mothers, fathers. They often have affluent lifestyles and seemed successful and
happy, until they were introduced to meth. Most importantly, they are people,
and many of them desperately want out of the meth cycle.
Meth is ruining lives, and costing society a fortune.
It's time to turn the tables on this destructive force.
In 2005, nearly 6.2% of high
school seniors reported using methamphetamine at least once.
The number of 12-17 year olds admitted to treatment for meth addiction more than
doubled between 1994 and 2004.
In North Dakota, an estimated 60% of the male prison population are meth users.
80- 90% of the female prison population were incarcerated for meth related