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L smith movie_review

  1. 1. The World’s Most Dangerous Drug Lori J. Smith Growing Up Global Michigan State University
  2. 2. <ul><li>Ling, L. (Actor). (2006). The World's Most Dangerous Drug . National Geographic, Inc. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Methamphetamine <ul><li>Meth, Ice, Crank, Yaaba and Crystal are just some of the names for this deadly and cheap drug. </li></ul><ul><li>Methamphetamine can be manufactured from cheap and easily accessible items. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Summary of Movie <ul><li>This documentary talk with current and former meth users, many of whom were or have been in jail numerous times. This drug is a world wide problem and is easily accessible. From the gang members in LA to college honor students in the mid-west to painters and prostitutes in Thailand, this drug is popular and knows no socio-economic, racial or ethnic lines. The drug problem is worse in Asia and on the west coast of the United States but is quickly spreading across the country and much of the drug supply in the United States is coming from Mexico. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Impact on Today’s Youth <ul><li>One of the meth users in the movie was 27 and said that he had been hooked on meth since he was 16. Those are the students that we work with on a daily basis. Football and track players take it to gain speed and strength during competitions. </li></ul><ul><li>By knowing the warning signs, such as unexplainable spots or sores on their face and body, a super feeling of confidence, power and immortality or erratic behavior, youth professionals can get the help that is needed to the student. </li></ul><ul><li>Youth also need to know the impact that this drug can have on them physically, mentally and financially. Education is the greatest weapon we have to counter the world’s most dangerous drug. </li></ul>

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