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Southern Illinois Meth Control
Coalition News
What is Meth?
Treatment Resources
Meth Trash
Current Partners
Kid's Care Packs
How to Help
Illinois Law

Meth is dangerous when it is made and when it is used

Kitchen Lab

Meth House Fire

Meth Trash

Dangers in Manufacturing
The ingredients that meth makers use are volatile and can cause expolsions and fires.  After making a batch, there is lots of trash leftover that meth cooks usually throw into their yards, by the roadside, in creaks and ponds or out in the woods.  The by-products are toxic and the trash they dump is poisonous to anyone near it.  Some meth trash still carries a risk of explosion or fire as well.
Dangers for Users
The drug known as meth is very addictive and causes paranoia and hallucinations.  The drug wreaks havoc on the body affecting major organs.  Meth users experience reduced blood flow to the capillaries which leads to gum damage including rotten and broken teeth.  Over time the drug can dramatically affect the user's appearance.  Some treatment experts predict that once a person becomes addicted to meth, they will likely be dead or in jail within five years.
Dangers to Others
Residue from meth manufacturing gets into anything porous including carpet, drapes, drywall, furniture, and bedding.  Since meth labs have been found in apartments, rental houses and hotel rooms, many unsuspecting tenants have been placed at risk.  The toxic fumes remaining can cause severe respiratory problems and can cause flu-like symptoms like fatigue, headaches, and dizzyness.  Decontaminating a structure is very expensive.  Currently there is no law in Illinois compelling landlords to clean a dwelling after a meth lab seizure. 

Appealing to Children
Meth Generator can Cause Chemical Pnuemonia in children