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Title The methamphetamine crisis : strategies to save addicts, families, and communities / edited by Herbert C. Covey ; foreword by Lori Moriatry.

Published Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2007.

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 UniM Bail  362.2990973 METH    AVAILABLE
Physical description xvi, 276 pages, 3 unnumbered pages of colour plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [249]-264) and index.
Contents Foreword / by Lori Moriarty -- The basics of methamphetamine -- What is methamphetamine and how and why is it used? / Herbert C. Covey -- Prevalence of use and manufacture of methamphetamine in the United States : is the sky falling or is it not really a problem? / Herbert C. Covey -- The human side to clandestine methamphetamine labs and health risks of exposure -- Methamphetamine production : lab identification and the dangers of making methamphetamine to families, children, and professionals / Lynn Riemer -- The short- and long-term medical effects of methamphetamine on children and adults / Kathryn M. Wells -- The environmental clean-up of methamphetamine labs / Colleen Brisnehan -- Case management and treatment for methamphetamine use : does anything work? -- Case management with with parents affected by methamphetamine addiction / Karen Mooney -- Community-based treatment for methamphetamine addiction / Nicolas Taylor -- A multisite comparison of psychosocial approaches for the treatment of methamphetamine dependence / Richard A. Rawson et al. -- Child welfare and methamphetamine / Herbert C. Covey -- Tonya's story: words of experience from a methamphetamine addict in recovery / Tonya Wheeler -- Samantha's story : words of experience from a methamphetamine addict in recovery / Samantha Cameron -- Mother of a methamphetamine addict / Rhonda -- Community and legal responses to methamphetamine use and manufacture -- Methamphetamine addiction : an integrated approach to case management, evaluation, and treatment / Angela Mead -- Drug courts : an effective strategy for communities facing methamphetamine / C. West Huddleston III -- A creative partnership among multiple systems : the El Paso County, Colorado, family treatment drug court / Shirley Rhodus and Julia Roguski.
Summary "This groundbreaking book detailing the newest drug scourge to hit the streets includes information on the effects of and addiction to methamphetamine on the users, their children and their communities. The comprehensive coverage here includes details of the environmental effects of meth labs, as well as photographs of the physical effects of this drug, including how this form of speed rapidly and grotesquely ages users. Contributors include medical and psychological practitioners, law enforcement officers, public health specialists, scientists, and child welfare caseworkers. Three chapters are written by meth users in recovery and the parent of an addict. The text also reviews psychological treatments showing some success, and creative steps being taken by communities and court officials to reduce the threat from this so-called poor man's cocaine which has killed adults and children from all economic groups and walks of life. Currently, professionals and family members have little guidance on how to deal with methamphetamine addicts. This book fills that void by providing information on the meth subculture, what to expect, and how to handle a variety of situations. A solid introduction to the complex nature of this drug is presented, with an emphasis on how families and children are affected by meth use and manufacture. Contributors include Commander Lt. Lori Moriarty, named Drug Enforcement Officer of the Year by the Office of the President of the United States, and Dr. Kathryn Wells, a widely known pediatrician recognized for her work with the national Alliance for Drug Endangered Children."--BOOK JACKET.
Other author Covey, Herbert C.
Subject Methamphetamine abuse -- United States.
Methamphetamine -- United States.
Drug addicts -- Rehabilitation -- United States.
Children of drug addicts -- United States.
ISBN 9780275993221 (hbk. : alk. paper)
0275993221 (hbk. : alk. paper)