True Life: I'm on Crystal Meth | 1999

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Documentary about a young user of crystal methamphetamine. D-Methamphetamine is the only hard drug for which America is the source country. This new form of meth first appeared in California in the early 1990's and has ...more
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Documentary about a young user of crystal methamphetamine. D-Methamphetamine is the only hard drug for which America is the source country. This new form of meth first appeared in California in the early 1990's and has been spreading across the United States. Each year, the number of illegal methamphetamine labs found in America has increased 20-30 percent -- to over 5700 labs seized in 1998. The program begins with a typical day in the life of Amber, a 19-year-old intravenous meth addict who is traveling across West Los Angeles in search of somewhere to shoot up. Next, Dr. Alex Stalcup, one of the few physicians treating meth addiction, talks about how quickly the drug is spreading and how dangerous it is. Finally, young people from Iowa, Arizona and northern California attest to the drug's rapid spread.

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