In the next 5–10 years, it’s anticipated to increase even more. In fact from 2010–2014, grams of methamphetamine seized increased at an alarming 1,592%. Because of statistics like these, the Wisconsin Department of Justice, in partnership with Marshfield Clinic Health System, Northwoods Coalition, and the Alliance for Wisconsin Youth, are committed to making sure we all KNOW METH.
Because the rush comes from seriously increased levels of dopamine in the brain, there are many reasons people start using meth, a stimulant drug:
That same "rush" is exactly what turns into addiction.
When you use meth, you not only hurt yourself, but you also hurt your loved ones.
No matter how a user starts, the end game is often the same: damage to health in all forms, psychological and cognitive problems including memory loss, arrest, or worse... overdose.
Meth use may lead to major legal consequences. Possession of meth or a controlled substance analog of meth is a Class I felony punishable by a prison term of up to 3 years and 6 months and/or a fine up to $10,000.
Whether it’s a neighbor, your parent, your child, or someone else in your community, some of us know meth more than we would like to. If you or someone you know is at risk for meth addiction, these resources can help you find treatment.
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Want to help fight this growing problem? You're not alone. Here are some free and easily-accessible resources to help prevent use.