HUMAN IMPACT provides an eye-opening introduction to meth's impact on individuals, families, and communities across the globe. Explores motivations for use including the need to escape negative feelings, lose weight, enhance sex, and increase energy. Reveals how many of these factors impact women disproportionately, resulting in specialized needs in recovery. Focuses on the magnitude and consequences of use, including job and property loss, poverty, incarceration, and effects on children. Spotlights the link between meth and violence, especially domestic violence and crimes that result in imprisonment. Concludes with realistic solutions.
Chapter 7: Physical Impact
Illustrates the impact prolonged meth use has on the body, including damage to skin, teeth, the brain and the cardiovascular system, and increased rates of infectious diseases such as HIV.