The book policing methamphetamine: narcopolitics in rural america presents insight into the significant role that the methamphetamine problem and responses have had on local communities and the administration of justice in rural america the signing of the usa patriot improvement and reauthorization act by former president george w bush in. “the impact of meth on children,” are based on responses from 303 counties from all 13 states where child welfare activities are performed at the county level here is a summary of the survey results. In 2012, the dea seized a total of 3,898 kg of methamphetamine and 11,210 meth labs as of 2015 [update] , the sinaloa cartel is the most active drug cartel involved in smuggling illicit drugs like methamphetamine into the united states and trafficking them throughout the united states.
Abuse of crystal meth is prevalent in the united states, with the national institute on drug abuse reporting that in 2009, 12 million american adults and children 12 years old and over had abused the drug at least once in the previous year. Methamphetamine production and use also negatively impact the quality of life in areas where it has taken hold for example, child protection service agencies across affected areas are inundated with cases involving the removal of children endangered by chemicals and toxic fumes.
Impact of state laws regulating pseudoephedrine on their impact on methamphetamine production and abuse 3) prepare a summary of successes and failures relative to state pse laws amphetamine abuse in north america: a review of the indicators, 1992-2007 drug and alcohol review 27: 229-235. This paper reviews epidemiological information about methamphetamine production and use in north america methods information is drawn from a range of sources, including, but not limited to, historical accounts, peer-reviewed papers, population surveys and large national databases. This article addresses an important gap in our knowledge by providing a critical review of findings from recent research investigating the impact of recreational methamphetamine use on human cognition.
Hear from others dealing with the effects of crystal meth addiction methamphetamine is a highly addictive stimulant that can have long-lasting effects on your body this is a man-made substance that, with the advent of other more efficacious prescription stimulants, now has limited therapeutic use and is only very rarely indicated for intractable adhd and severe obesity. The meth epidemic is a complex problem that is not easily solved to better understand the extent of the problem, the national association of counties (naco) recently conducted surveys of law enforcement and county child welfare officials in order to determine the impact of meth on these county services and their communities. Why is methamphetamine abuse such a growing problem, and what should police and communities do to combat this threat the final report of a study funded by the national institute of justice provides findings that state and local law enforcement and public safety officials need to know to answer these questions.
Two surveys of us counties: the criminal effect of meth on communities the impact of meth on children the meth epidemic in america july 5, 2005 angelo d kyle. For methamphetamine, a 1 percent reduction in our measure of methamphetamine consumption results in a 03 percent reduction in methamphetamine-related treatment admissions (column 1) there is no statistically significant impact on treatment admissions for other drugs. Mapping the spread of methamphetamine abuse in california from 1995 to 2008 american journal of public health, 103(7), 1262-1270 doi: 102105/ajph2012300779 hart, c l, marvin, c b, silver, r, & smith, e e (2012) is cognitive functioning impaired in methamphetamine users a critical review.
Methamphetamine in the united states is regulated under schedule ii of the controlled substances act it is approved for extremely limited pharmacological use in the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and treatment-resistant obesity, but it is primarily used as a recreational drug in 2012, approximately 12 million americans reported using methamphetamine in the past year 440,000 reported using the drug in the past month.
The findings highlight the potential impact of a new methamphetamine epidemic on individuals, households and communities, and the need to harness a comprehensive and multi-sectoral policy response to drug prevention and treatment, which can address the impact of use at the individual, inter-personal, and community levels. The methamphetamine literature review provides a list of peer-reviewed research citations about methamphetamine, separated into sections by specific topical areas prenatal methamphetamine exposure, children and family affected by methamphetamine use, prevalence, intervention and treatment, criminal justice and legislation, tribal populations and methamphetamine issues and military and veteran families and children impacted by methamphetamine.
Methamphetamine was named the most abused hard drug by the un in 2006 despite a ban on imports of pseudoephedrine in mexico, and individual states making the ingredient prescription only, the country struggles with the epidemic.