POLICE CHIEFS WARN OF CRYSTAL METH EPIDEMIC
The Association of Chief Police Officers warned [15 February] that the UK could suffer an epidemic of methamphetamine addiction within two years. A class-A drug, it triggers violence and could be “as big a problem as crack cocaine”. ACPO revealed that 19 crystal meth ‘factories’ have been raided in the past two years.
Addiction Today published an article on methamphetamines in 2005. Highlights were:
- Despite claims that only 5% of people dependent on it can recover, research showed over 60% success rates from appropriate treatment
- It is not necessary to design completely new treatment approaches for methamphetamine dependency – the focus should be on enhancing existing treatment with supplemental services.
We will be republishing the article on this website later in February. Watch this space.