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Pot's Intoxicating Qualities Outweigh Benefitsnew

Talk of marijuana legalization astounds State Sen. Tom Wyss, R- Fort Wayne, who has spent his legislative career targeting impaired driving. Bad experiences with nasty beasts like synthetic pot and meth are also fueling his skepticism of the benefits of bud.
NUVO  |  NUVO Editors  |  12-10-2012  |  Drugs

Indiana Bill Targets Meth and CAFOsnew

The Indiana House is now clear to hold floor debate on both right-to-work legislation and the CAFO/meth bill. The chamber, though, remains volatile.
NUVO  |  Rebecca Townsend  |  01-12-2012  |  Politics

Can an Apparently Law-Abiding Citizen Be Arrested For Having a Bulge in his Pants?new

It happened to Dustin Warren Harrington around 11 p.m. on Aug. 13, 2005. Police Officer Scott Reiber thought Harrington looked suspicious walking through a neighborhood at night. He then flipped a U-turn and asked Harrington if they could talk.
Seattle Weekly  |  Rick Anderson  |  12-21-2009  |  Crime & Justice

Are Party Girls Starting to Catch Up With the Boys When it Comes to Meth Use?new

In the early 2000s, crystal meth abuse became so rampant in San Francisco that city officials formed the Crystal Methamphetamine Task Force in 2005, which focused on the gay men's party circuit. But while the boys got the attention, the drug appears to now be taking an increased toll on women. Has focusing on men meant that women users aren't getting enough information on reducing harm?
San Francisco Bay Guardian  |  C. Nellie Nelson  |  08-19-2009  |  Drugs

'Methland' Tracks a Drug Through America's Cracks and Faultlinesnew

Meth is a drug with no celebrities, and Nick Reding treats his subjects with respect, despite close calls with former addicts who play disc golf with him one minute and threaten his life the next. But Methland's attempt to combine personal reflections on identity and place with an examination of the drug's role in a small town's economic struggles seems formally stale.
San Francisco Bay Guardian  |  Brandon Bussolini  |  08-19-2009  |  Nonfiction

New Review Slams Montana Meth Projectnew

An independent review published in the December issue of Prevention Science uses data compiled by the Montana Meth Project to question the graphic campaign's effectiveness among teens. The project receives millions in public funding and several other states have developed ad campaigns based on the model used in Montana.
Missoula Independent  |  Skylar Browning  |  12-19-2008  |  Drugs

Must Love Meth: Drug-Testing Company is Desperately Seeking Tweekersnew

Despite the talk of rising unemployment, we have found work for members of South Florida's lighter-fluid-and-Drano-ingesting set.
Miami New Times  |  Gus Garcia-Roberts  |  12-15-2008  |  Drugs

A Safe Space for Gay Meth Addicts in Santa Ana Struggles to Get Goingnew

If you visit, all you'll see is a white page, black text and a brief explanation: "Metheds. A place about recovery and community. Opening soon in Santa Ana. For more information, contact Ed McKie." But that's all Metheds is right now: an idea, some wishful thinking and a name.
OC Weekly  |  Vickie Chang  |  08-05-2008  |  Drugs

Former Korn Guitarist Brian Welch Finds Jesusnew

Welch's journey started six years before his baptism, the night he punched his wife in the face.
Phoenix New Times  |  John Dickerson  |  06-24-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

Paul Rogers' Fight Against Idaho Law, and How it Almost Workednew

He never really planned to get so caught up with meth that it would bring his life to a sudden halt -- he also never planned to change Idaho law. But with a ruling from the Idaho Supreme Court last fall, this unlikely source forced a change in the way drug courts around Idaho are run, adding some much-needed clarity.
Boise Weekly  |  Deanna Darr  |  05-07-2008  |  Crime & Justice

Hunting the White Buffalonew

In rural Ohio, meth heads risk everything for a thermos of corn fertilizer.
Cleveland Scene  |  Gus Garcia-Roberts  |  10-26-2007  |  Drugs

Faith Takes On Reason in Latest Anti-Meth Media Blitznew

Television stations in Portland, Eugene and Medford are donating airtime to a documentary, called Crystal Darkness, which echoes the current federal line on meth -- a message that's faith-based, in-your-face and, according to independent studies, ineffective at best.
Willamette Week  |  Corey Pein  |  10-03-2007  |  Drugs

Meth is an Expensive Habit for Montananew

The State Senate pledges $2 million to Montana Meth Project.
Missoula Independent  |  Jessie McQuillan  |  04-19-2007  |  Drugs


Montana is expanding its meth treatment options -- unfortunately, many addicts can't get help until they go to jail.
Missoula Independent  |  Jessica Mayrer  |  01-11-2007  |  Crime & Justice

Of Meth and Mennew

The drug fuels gay parties -- but the party was almost over before Rod finally found help.
Westword  |  Luke Turf  |  12-12-2006  |  Drugs

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