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Methamphetamine


An Evaluation of the COPS Office Methamphetamine Initiative

    Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), April 2003. This COPS-funded evaluation conducted by the Institute for Law and Justice and 21st Century Solutions evaluates COPS’ first six methamphetamine grants. This evaluation focuses on the histories of the meth problems in these cities and includes detailed process evaluations of each grant’s implementation. This report provides insight into the ways in which these agencies responded to their meth problems and should be of great interest to those dealing with similar drug problems in their jurisdictions.

Children at Clandestine Methamphetamine Labs: Helping Meth’s Youngest Victims

    Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), June 2003. This bulletin describes the health and safety risks faced by children who live at or visit clandestine methamphetamine labs. Measures are suggested to respond to children's mental and physical health issues when law enforcement officers seize meth labs. The experiences of several states that use multidisciplinary teams are offered as examples of promising interventions and the importance of collaboration among federal, state, and local agencies to ensure the care and protection of these children is emphasized. (NCJ 197590)

Children at Risk

    National Drug Intelligence Center (NDIC), July 2002. This information bulletin provides information on the risks to children who are exposed to chemicals used in the production of methamphetamine.

Clandestine Methamphetamine Labs, 2nd Edition

    Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), August 2006. This problem-oriented guide for police addresses the problem of clandestine drug labs. Offenders manufacture a variety of illicit drugs in such labs with methamphetamine accounting for 80 to 90 percent of the labs total drug production. Accordingly, the problem of clandestine drug labs is closely tied with the problems associated with methamphetamine abuse. This guide is an essential tool for law enforcement to help analyze and develop responses to their local clandestine methamphetamine lab problem (2nd Edition).

Combating Methamphetamine Laboratories and Abuse: Strategies for Success

    Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), December 2002. This piece evaluates COPS’ first six meth grants. Evaluations focus on the history of the methamphetamine problem in the areas to which the grants were awarded and develop detailed process evaluations of each grant’s implementation. This publication provides a brief summary of the findings of the National Evaluation and suggests ways that agencies can better deal with their own methamphetamine problems through a discussion of the COPS Problem-Oriented Policing Guide to Clandestine Laboratories.

The DASIS Report: Smoked Methamphetamine / Amphetamines, 1992-2002

    Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), January 2005. This report highlights data on methamphetamine / amphetamine treatment admissions.

Drug Endangered Children

    Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), March 2007. This ONDCP online resource provides information on programs, training, and much more related to Drug Endangered Children (DEC).

Guidelines for Law Enforcement for the Cleanup of Clandestine Drug Laboratories - 2005 Edition

    Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), 2005. The guidelines encompass more than a decade of experience and provide guidance and recommendations to state and local agencies which want to participate in the DEA Clandestine Drug Laboratory Cleanup Program or which want to establish their own clandestine drug laboratory cleanup program. They are intended to offer assistance to those responsible for administering and implementing clandestine drug laboratory clean-up programs. While the guidelines summarize applicable laws, regualtions, and DEA procedures, they do not prescribe all applicable federal, state, and local requirements.

InfoFacts: Methamphetamine

    National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), March 2007. This resource provides information on the use and health hazards of methamphetamine.

Methamphetamine and Related Crime: The Impacts of Methamphetamine Abuse

    Northwest High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (NHIDTA), March 2006. This assessment outlines the current methamphetamine threat and the public impact the drug is having in Washington State.

Methamphetamine Facts & Figures

    Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), December 2006. This ONDCP online resource provides comprehensive data on methamphetamine with links to source materials.

Methamphetamine Interagency Task Force: Final Report

    Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) and National Institute of Justice (NIJ), January 2000. This report issues the findings of a collaborative effort by federal and non-federal experts in law enforcement, prevention, education, and treatment. This report presents the principles that guided the Task Force, recommendations from the Task Force, and needs for further research. (NCJ 180155)

Methamphetamine Initiative Final Environmental Assessment

    Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), May 2003. This report assesses the impact on the environment of grant policies under the COPS Methamphetamine Initiative, which encompasses funding for the dismantling of clandestine methamphetamine labs and the associated cleanup of hazardous materials involved in methamphetamine manufacture.

Methamphetamine: An Update on an Emerging Problem

    National Institute of Justice (NIJ), October 2000. This article presents findings from the work of the congressionally mandated Methamphetamine Interagency Task Force as part of the Comprehensive Methamphetamine Control Act of 1996. (NCJ 184445)

National Alliance for Drug Endangered Children

    The Alliance provides multi-disciplinary training for communities interested in starting or expanding Drug Endangered Children programs. The Alliance supports a nationwide network of professionals serving drug endangered children by providing referrals to experts, updated research on topics concerning drug endangered children, and best practice information.

Pushing Back Against Meth: A Progress Report on the Fight Against Methamphetamine in the United States

    Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), November 2006. This report surveys the effects of anti-meth action in all 50 States and compares state laws to the Federal standard which was enacted in September 2006 as part of the Combat Methamphetamine Epidemic Act of 2005.

The National Methamphetamine Drug Conference

    White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) convened the National Methamphetamine Drug Conference, May 28-30, 1997, in Omaha, Nebraska. The purpose of the conference was to gather information for refining the national methamphetamine strategy by assessing current trends and soliciting recommendations from experts on methods to reduce the methamphetamine threat.

Tips for Teens: The Truth About Methamphetamine

    Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), 2001. This brochure provides facts on methamphetamine.

 

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