100957: Meth: The Home-Cooked Menace

How a Lethal Drug Is Devastating Our Communities and What's Being Done About It

About the Course:

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 even more dangerous. With staggering facts, heartbreaking stories, and up-to-the-minute information, award-winning journalist Dirk Johnson provides a harrowing look at the personal, social, and environmental destruction caused by meth use and production.

Publication Date:

2005 First Edition


Dirk Johnson

About the Author:

Dirk Johnson is the Chicago bureau chief and senior writer for Newsweek. He wrote for the New York Times for sixteen years, covering many of the major national news events of the past two decades. He is a five-time winner of the New York Times Publisher’s Award.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about the dangers of methamphetamine abuse. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify the ingredients of a methamphetamine recipe.

  2. Understand the harmful effects of methamphetamine on the environment.

  3. Evaluate the correlation of methamphetamine and AIDS in the gay community.

  4. Recognize the criminal battle against methamphetamine.

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