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Digication meth presentation copy

  1. 1. Meth: The Destroyer
  2. 2. San Juan County, NM is beautiful, but some of what lies within is disturbing.
  3. 3. 62% of counties with the population less than 25,000 reported an increase in meth abuse.
  4. 4. New Mexico had 36 meth labs seized with 7 of those involving minors in 2008-2009. In addition, there were 10 meth dump sites discovered between 2008-2009.
  5. 5. Meth labs pose a danger to those near and around it including: shortness of breath, chemical burns to the eyes, nose, mouth, and skin, and even death. Waste dump sites pose a threat to animals, plants, trees, and potential water systems.
  6. 6. In 2007-2008, 22,153.47 grams of meth were seized throughout New Mexico. IN 2008-2009, 89,259.64 grams were seized. A clear indication that despite the efforts of decreasing the problem, the problem still weights heavy.
  7. 7. Members of the community suffer not only physical effects of meth, but also the mental and emotional.
  8. 8. Even the innocent suffer. Children are being born addicted to meth and suffering developmental problems. Young children are sexually, physically, mentally, and emotionally abused by members of their family abusing meth.
  9. 9. What can be done?
  10. 10. Community Involvement Get the community involved. A constant reminder is needed to keep the community actively working together to make change happen.
  11. 11. Availability of more affordable activities for the public may curb the boredom associated with small towns.
  12. 12. Can it be done? YES! It can be done. San Juan County is given grants to help fund drug awareness for the community. Volunteer work can also make it happen! The cost of creating more activities will still cost less than it would cost the county in incarcerating, treating, and cleaning up after meth abusers/creators/distributors.
  13. 13. AS A We can make it happen!
  14. 14. If interested in making a difference: Contact local county offices for more information about their volunteer programs.
  15. 15. All photos were obtained from