Meth: Crisis in our Community

WATCH: WQOW Meth Crisis in our Community special

If you missed our half hour special on the impacts meth has on our community, you can watch it (in 3 parts) below

Signs of meth use

Inhaling paraphernalia, such as razor blades, mirrors, straws and pens are common. Also look for aluminum foil and tin cans that have burn marks. If the user is injecting it, look out for syringes, heated spoons, or surgical tubing. Glass pipes or light bulbs with the filament are used to smoke meth. Again, look for black burn marks on one side. Small plastic baggies is what meth is usually stored in.

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