Methamphetamine: The newest of the “Kentucky Uglies”. Prepared by: Holly E. Hopper, MRC Extension Associate for Health. Crystal Methamphetamine. What is methamphetamine?. A psycho-stimulant known as: “meth” “speed” “crystal” “ice” “uppers” “poor man’s cocaine”
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Prepared by: Holly E. Hopper, MRC
Extension Associate for Health
A psycho-stimulant known as:
Anyone willing to try it.
1970-California discovered meth
1990’s: Moving eastward…
Utah, Kansas and Iowa
1994 6 labs
1998 434 labs
2002 953 labs
2001 Missouri Extension targets problem
2002 Oklahoma Extension targets problem
2003 Iowa Extension partners with area Substance Abuse Council
--part of Healthy County programming
2003 Indiana Extension (Purdue) targets methamphetamine
2003 KENTUCKY BECOMES FAMOUS FOR DRUG PROBLEMS
THE PROBLEM FEELS OVERWHELMING…
In the short-term:
Common long-term effects are:
Upon waking, users will experience intense :
(National Council on Compensation Insurance, 1993)
(1995 National Household Survey on Drug Abuse, SAMHSA, August 1996).
Protect yourself and your farm
DO NOT attempt clean-up on your own.
This requires special protective equipment and training to reduce health risks from corrosive burns, asphyxiation, toxic exposure, fire, and toxic psychological effects from exposure to methamphetamine oil.
DO NOT attempt to clean or inspect the site yourself.
Call Operation UNITE:
Kentucky State Police:
Meth-certified officers are available to handle such situations.
Movie that accurately portrays methamphetamine use:
Warning: This movie is an accurate but graphic portrayal.
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