The Meth Epidemic Analysis

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The Meth Epidemic Upon viewing the film The Meth Epidemic I read the summary on what the movie was going to be about and a lot of questions were running through my mind. Questions such as to why did methamphetamine increase so drastically that it was labeled as an epidemic? Where are the people finding the ingredients to make this drug? The biggest question of them all is, could they have stopped the use of methamphetamine before it resulted in becoming an epidemic? In my opinion, I think that I will find this documentary helpful and interesting because I am majoring in Pharmacy and from my prior knowledge meth is used from cold medicines which are found in the Pharmacy. The film the Meth Epidemic shows the reality of the outbreak of meth…show more content…
Do they take it because of the high or the rush, or do they feel some type of power and invincible and unstoppable when they take it, or do they take it to better help their self esteem, or do they take this drug to increase their sexual endurance? Were meth users influenced by family members or friends or social media to take this drug? I feel as if the producers should have interviewed ex addicts and current addicts asking them questions such as the ones I had so that the viewers can better understand to why people started taking this drug in the first…show more content…
For example, isn't there a fire risk when people cook meth in kitchens using chemicals that are flammable when in contact with meth? When these corrosive chemicals are mixed together does it result in to massive explosions? Does that lead to the building being contaminated and poisoned? In 2010, a man, his eight month pregnant wife, and their eleven month old child moved into a suburb of Salt Lake City, Utah. Before buying the house their realtor failed to inform the couple that the house they're living in was once a meth lab, and when they asked him he assured them that the house was no longer contaminated. Thinking that everything would be okay, they moved on with their lives; that is until the family started getting sick. The family was in and out of the hospital and their newborn baby had serious lung issues. “Houses formerly used as meth labs, called meth houses, put their residents at risk of serious health consequences,” says Stan Smith, a doctoral student at the University of California, Los Angeles, and director of the Drug Endangered Children Task Force.While watching this film it is evident that meth abuse is more of a health problem and it affects
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