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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 COPSí first six methamphetamine grants.  This evaluation focuses on the histories of the meth problems in these cities and includes detailed process evaluations of each grantís 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 Methís 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 Drug Labs

    Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), April 2002.  This guide addresses the problem of clandestine drug labs. Offenders manufacture a variety of illicit drugs in such labs, including methamphetamine, amphetamines, MDMA (ecstasy), methcathinone, PCP, LSD, and fentanyl, although methamphetamine accounts for 80 to 90 percent of the labsī total drug production. Accordingly, the problem of clandestine drug labs is closely tied with the problems associated with methamphetamine abuse.

Combating Methamphetamine Laboratories and Abuse: Strategies for Success

    Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), December 2002.  This piece evaluates COPSí 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 grantís 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.

Drug Endangered Children

    This ONDCP online resource provides information on programs, training, and much more related to Drug Endangered Children (DEC)

Methamphetamine Fact Sheet

    Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), November 2003.  This fact sheet provides an overview of methamphetamine use, effects, availability, related enforcement activities, and treatment data.

Methamphetamine Facts & Figures

    Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), September 2005.  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), March 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.

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.

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.

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.

 

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