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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.