Drug Addiction

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'Complete social plan' critical in war on crystal meth


'Complete social plan' critical in war on crystal meth

Efforts by groups like the fledgling Crystal Meth Victoria Society are laudable but amount to just a drop in the bucket of what is needed, says street minister Al Tysick.

"We need a complete social plan and that is an expensive plan," a frustrated Tysick told a three-month update meeting of the meth society's (Greater Victoria) School District 61 task force.

No one's safe from impacts of meth addiction


Parents in sleepy South Delta are wrong to think their children couldn't fall victim to grip of destructive drug

The Delta police department recently held two community meth forums, one in North Delta and the other in South Delta.

It was exciting to be part of the planning committee for such a worthwhile project and I think the forums went off without a hitch. The venues were packed, the speakers were dynamic and informative and the feedback we received was very positive.

The Meth, Methamphetamine , Myth


Hooked on hysteria, the media are big on anecdote and short on science in dealing with the latest 'most dangerous drug'

Whatever happened to crack? The demon drug of yesteryear was all the rage little more than a decade ago, with newspaper headlines daily warning of its ravages: Yuppies were losing their jobs, their businesses and sometimes their lives to the insidious rock, "crack moms" preferred smoking coke to suckling their "crack babies," and we were all just one hit away from being chained for life to the seductive stone.

Meth Addiction, Crystal Methamphetamine


Meth memories horrify: Former addict lived fast until she crashed

Dressed in a strappy white top snug against her tall, supermodel- thin frame, Lisa turned heads as she made her customary and glamourous post-midnight entrance into one of Calgary's after-hours dance clubs.

At least she thinks they did -- she was on crystal meth at the time.

"I thought I was living the life because I always had guys on both arms," said the 18-year-old.

Fuelled by free doses of meth, Lisa could stay awake from Friday night until Sunday afternoon, enjoying a non-stop weekend of dancing.

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