Methamphetamine in Paradise
When people think of Hawaii, the first things that come to mind are beaches, surfing, and vacations. It’s a distant exotic place that many people don’t realize struggles with drug addiction. Methamphetamine has been a growing problem on the island over the past three decades.
Strangely, many people outside of Hawaii have no idea of this problem. If you’re not actually from Hawaii or up-to-date on national drug news you would never suspect that the island is facing an epidemic of methamphetamine use. One report from the National Drug Intelligence Center (NDIC) stated:
“The NDIC has identified Hawaii as a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area because it supplies marijuana to the mainland and receives ice from California and Mexico.”
Sometimes referred to as “Ice,” meth is a strong and addictive stimulant. Use of meth is associated with rapid physical, mental and behavioral deterioration.
Signs of methamphetamine abuse are:
- Loss of appetite
- Anxiety, paranoia and nervousness
- Pick marks on face or body
- Not sleeping for several days at a time
- Unusually active and energetic
- Significant drop in weight
For more Information on signs of drug abuse, please contact us. We would be happy to send you educational materials.
If you know anyone who is struggling with drug addiction, contact us so we can assist you in finding them the help they need.