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.
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