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‘Out of Control’: Meth is Making a Big Comeback in the US

Methamphetamine -- or "chemsex" as it's called in the gay community -- lowers sexual inhibitions and makes the use of a condom less likely, according to researchers. PHOTO: The Guardian/Vice Media

By Aarthi Swaminathan | 20 September 2019

YAHOO FINANCE — Meth producers in Mexico are cranking up the speed of production, and the drug is making a big comeback in the U.S.

“Across the country, it’s probably still the largest problem we have in America,” Derek Maltz, former head of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) Special Operations Division, told Yahoo Finance. ”The Mexican cartels… they make it at levels that we’ve never seen before. So business is booming, the country’s addicted, and it’s really, really out of control.”

“We’re talking super labs,” another former DEA agent, Kevin Hartmann, told a local TV station in Texas. “Super labs that can produce multi hundred kilograms of methamphetamine.”

The DEA’s 2018 National Drug Threat Assessment confirmed that methamphetamine prices have indeed “continued to decline throughout the United states.” […]

2 Comments on ‘Out of Control’: Meth is Making a Big Comeback in the US

  1. it never left, most dont shoot it there is lots of good cheap methwhen growing up many women had dexadrine scripts benzadrine 10 fo a dolla,air force pilots are issued it when under heavy schedules,nuthin worse than a nickel n dime meth addict

  2. Meth is the poor boys cocaine. It is relatively cheap compared to cocaine with a high that last much longer than a coke buzz. Declining societies turn to escapism. It reminds me of the lyrics in the old Merle Haggard song in “The Bottle Let Me Down” which say’s “Iv’e always had a bottle I could turn to, and lately I’ve been turning every day”.

    Learned hopelessness, whether real or imagined always leads to increased alcoholism and drug addiction.

    The only reason the cartels are doing so well and selling so much product is because they have an ever expanding customer base here in the good old USA.

    And yes, the government(mainly CIA)bears as much responsibility in this matter as the cartels. For more on this story I highly recommend the History Channel’s 8 hour series entitled “America’s War On Drugs” which is amazingly honest for MSM documentary.

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