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 ­recovering and not­ 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.

Downloadable Brochures
Hoping and Coping      Just Say No

SDPB Television
SD Foucus: Meth: A Growing Epidemic Part II - 04/12/2007
SD Focus: Meth: A Growing Epidemic Part I - 04/05/2007

SDPB Radio
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
Behavior Management
SD Department of Human Services
Keystone Treatment
Fact Sheet

 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