How to fight it
It’s a problem once falsely associated with the fringes of the city. It is now literally down the block. I live a family neighborhood recently involved in a huge meth bust. Children get off the bus six houses away. A preschool and a church are across the street. Meth is among us.
The best way to combat the epidemic is to deplete the supply’s purity, criminally enforce the dealers and manufacturers, and treat addiction [goo.gl/fwvrVm]. I want to continue to empower the MQPD to be able to do the former two, and get addicts the treatment they need.
Meth is not harmless. It ruins lives. Combat purity, crack down on manufacturing, and treat addiction.
How not to fight it
? This will have no impact on the meth problem. There are only two ways to combat meth; treatment, and decreasing the…
This will have no impact on the meth problem. There are only two ways to combat meth; treatment, and decreasing the potency of the source by controlling the national suppy. Which, if you only exclsuively target smurfing, you’re going after the effects of the real problem, not the problem.
The only scientifically proven way to fight meth is diminish its purity. When you make it less addictive, it has less addicts. This bill, and similar bills like it, have proven to be futile because it reduces ‘cheap’ meth, ignoring the hard, extremely addictive formulas.
Meth made from over-the-counter drugs is the least pure. We need to combat smuggled imports of mass amounts illegal methamphetamines. Reducing bulk supplies of imported levomethamphetamine and dextromethamphetamine is very effective. It’s the only way.
The sad reality is; an untreated addict unable to fill their addiction with less potent meth will do what they can to get more pure versions. It’s why treatment, also, is fundamental.
When you decrease the supply of less pure meth, the demand and supply for pure meth increases. Maybe less people will smurf, but an incredible amount of data suggests that it will also correlate to higher supply of pure meth, and subsequently more addicts.
This bill will make the problem worse.
You can learn about real, proven methods to combat meth at pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/meth.