Meth America's Home-Cooked Menace Author:Dirk Johnson A harrowing look at the personal, social, and environmental impact of Americas newest drug abuse trend. Methamphetamine has been around for decades, but the recent surge in clandestine cooking labs in homes, hotel rooms, and even cars has made this toxic stimulant exceptionally affordable, accessible, and dangerous. With staggering facts and ... more »up-to-the-minute information, award-winning journalist Dirk Johnson has written the definitive book about Americas methamphetamine pandemic. Johnson examines the unprecedented physical, mental, social, and environmental destruction caused by meth use and meth production. He explains why this drug is so harmful, how it differs from other drugs, and how it has devastated individuals, families, and communities. While the facts are decidedly discouraging, Johnson describes successful national, state, and local efforts to fight meth production and prevent addiction, and shares hopeful stories from recovering meth addicts.« less
An interesting book on a dangerous street drug. Heartbreaking stories. Not so many home labs anymore since legislation passed to keep track of psuedoeffedrine purchases, but the risk to our kids and families is still out there (the drug is mostly coming up from Mexico.) After learning about this street drug and teaching my kids, I am confident that this is ONE thing I don't have to worry about during their teenage years.