"Fifteen chapters are presented by Covey in order to provide guidance and advice to professionals working families and children affected by methamphetamine manufacturing and abuse. Covey first describes the basic science and statistics of methamphetamine and its prevalence in the United States. Other contributors explore methamphetamine lab identification and the dangers of methamphetamine production, short- and long-term medical effects of methamphetamine on children and adults, the environmental cleanup of methamphetamine labs, community-based treatment for methamphetamine addiction, psychosocial approaches to methamphetamine dependence, child welfare and methamphetamine, case management, and drug courts. Also included is testimony from an addict and the mother of an addict."
- Reference & Research Book News
Reference & Research Book News
"The wide scope of the collection provides broad education about the biological, psychological, and social implications of this illness….There are also testimonials from recovered addicts, which offer an intimate perspective on the challenges posed by methamphetamine addiction….The Methamphetamine Crisis: Strategies to Save Addicts, Families, and Communities is more about the system and culture that consumes and produces methamphetamine and how methamphetamine devastates communities….As such, the book is overall a rich source of information and practical advice for field workers."