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Shadow of Meth

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Date Created 7/21/2011 3:59:20 PM
Grade Level 6-8
9-12
Category Science, Health, and Guidance

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fasBackground_Rural_Meth_Awareness_Project.pdf Background: Rural Meth Awareness Project
MethAware.pdf Meth Awareness
just.pdf Just Say No
hoping.pdf Hoping and Coping
Video Courtesy: South Dakota Public Broadcsting

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A one-hour documentary on the meth epidemic in the prairie region told firsthand by those hardest hit. More Info

Methamphetamine affects more than just the person ravaged by their addiction. The story of the meth epidemic in the prairie region will be told firsthand through those hardest hit: the members of families torn apart by this insidious drug, the criminal justice system scrambling to contain a drug supply that seemingly has no end, the medical and counseling professions struggling to find treatment that works, and the first hand stories of those addicts ­recovering and not­ who are living their life one day at a time in the shadow of meth.

There's trouble in SD and it has a name: methamphetamine. Meth has some other names too: crank, crystal, ice, poor man's cocaine, glass tweak, zip and speed. This addictive, powerful, and destructive drug has a solid foothold in our home state. What can we do? Knowledge of the problem is the first step.

The Shadow of Meth program was produced by a consortium of public television and radio stations in some of the states hardest hit by the meth epidemic: North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Kansas City.

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