A good summary of myths about methamphetamine. To my knowledge, this post does a good job presenting the facts. However, it should be remembered that there are smaller regions around the country, often rural, that have been hit very hard by meth. They’ve had serious increases in crime and burdened their child protective service systems. While the problem is serious and real in these communities, when considered statistically on a national scale, the problem is relatively small. This doesn’t mean that it shouldn’t be addressed in a serious manner, but it does suggest that there has been a lot of hype.
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I have been an addiction professional and social worker since 1994. I started blogging in 2005 as the Clinical Director at Dawn Farm. I no longer work at Dawn Farm and am now the Director of Behavioral Medicine at a community hospital, and a lecturer at Eastern Michigan University’s School of Social Work. Views expressed here are my own. Keep in mind that the field, the contexts in which the field operates, and my views have changed over time. View all posts by Jason Schwartz