June 15, 2006

Meth a myth, pundits tell grieving families

Here's Mark Kleiman at the Huffington Post on

the latest press-release-dressed-up-as-a-research-report from the Sentencing Project (pdf file), in which Ryan S. King "proves" that methamphetamine isn't really much of a problem...

Debunking the Debunking: The Meth Problem Is Real

From today's Olympian:

Meth suspected in baby's death - Mother could face homicide charge after premature delivery

A Thurston County woman who prematurely gave birth while methamphetamine was in her system is under investigation for homicide after her baby son died, authorities said Wednesday. Juventina Chavelas-Reyes, 30, already is charged with endangerment for selling meth in front of her two other children, ages 2 and 4, in the family's Grand Mound trailer...


From Mark Kleiman's site, Even real drug problems get hyped

From FullosseousFlap's Dental Blog, Methamphetamine Watch: Avoid Dentists in Fact Finding? (warning: scary "meth mouth" pictures ahead)

From Treatment Online - Advocacy Group's Report Attempts to Turn Meth Spotlight on Press

From About.com, A Child Eye's View of Meth Abuse