Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Meth Problem

If it is not one thing, it is another. The Post exposes the rising problem of Meth use in D.C.

"But meth use is increasing in portions of the gay community, according to local health officials, area addiction and mental health practitioners, and specialists in gay health issues. The District's Whitman-Walker Clinic, which provides HIV/AIDS and other health services to a largely gay clientele, reports that 75 percent of its new drug treatment clients list crystal meth as their primary drug of abuse. Five Crystal Meth Anonymous groups meet near Dupont Circle, a neighborhood with many gay residents. Two and a half years ago there were none. Suburban treatment centers report an increase in meth-related referrals, including some in teenagers. The D.C. government has just awarded its first grant for an anti-meth public education campaign, which will target the gay community." Meth Comes Out of the Closet

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