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.
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 Ârecovering and
notÂ who are living their life one day at a time in the shadow of meth.
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.
Hoping and Coping Just Say No
SD Foucus: Meth: A Growing Epidemic Part II - 04/12/2007
SD Focus: Meth: A Growing Epidemic Part I - 04/05/2007
Dakota Digest Series
Shadow of Meth: Promise of Treatment - 04/10/2007
Shadow of Meth: Medical effects - 04/09/2007
Shadow of Meth: ND Law - 04/06/2007
Shadow of Meth: Prevention - 04/05/2007
Shadow of Meth: Treatment - 04/04/2007
Shadow of Meth: Law Enforcement - 04/03/2007
Shadow of Meth Series: Montage - 04/02/2007
South Dakota Forum
Preventing Meth Use - 04/05/2007
Special Report: The Shadow of Meth - 04/03/2007
Signs of Meth
Background: Rural Meth Awareness Project
For more information on where to find help
SD Department of Human Services
Community Outreach “Workshop in a Box”
For further information or to join the fight against meth by
hosting a presentation in your community, contact the Meth Awareness &
Prevention Program of South Dakota. Contact MAPP-SD at 1-800-343-9272