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FAST FACTS ABOUT METH

Fact:  Methamphetamine use among high school seniors more than doubled between 1990 & 1996.

Fact:  Women are more likely to use meth than cocaine.

Fact:  The average meth "cook" annually teaches ten others how to make meth.

Fact:  Every pound of meth produced leaves behind five to six pounds of toxic waste.

Fact:  Seizures of clandestine meth labs in the Midwest increased tenfold from 1995 to 1997.

Fact:  DEA has identified 20 Mexican meth trafficking organizations in the Midwest.

Fact:  Methamphetamine accounts for up to 90 percent of all drug cases in many Midwest communities.

Fact:  Methamphetamine kills by causing heart failure, brain damage and stroke.

Fact:  Methamphetamine-induced paranoia has led to numerous murders and suicides.

Fact:  Methamphetamine produces hallucinations.

Fact:  Meth users are the hardest to treat of all drug users.

Fact:  Meth lab site cleanups can cost up to $150,000.

Fact:  Methamphetamine is highly addictive.

Fact:  Meth use increases risk of child abuse and neglect and domestic violence.

Information provide by the Midwest HIDT

See also:

Methamphetamine Facts


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