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Old 12-14-2013, 01:54 PM
 
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When there are TV jokes about meth it's usually somebody has a relative in Nebraska who makes meth.
Is it because of the absence of cocaine, which is more in big cities?
Maybe it's just culture. Some people are more exposed to a particular thing so they get into it. Then it snowballs.
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Old 12-14-2013, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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It was the hard drug of choice of among everyone I knew who used hard drugs in Orange County and Los Angeles area from 1989 forward.

Here is the author of Methland, about Olwein, Iowa, on CSpan Book TV

Book Discussion on [Methland: The Death and Life of an American Small Town] - C-SPAN Video Library
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Old 12-14-2013, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Cleverly concealed
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Meth is easy to craft. You don't rely on plants grown elsewhere or a long chain of suppliers. You can buy the products yourself and make it in your car if you like.
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Old 12-14-2013, 03:02 PM
 
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What else is there to do?
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Old 12-14-2013, 08:34 PM
 
Location: earth?
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It's a shame that American culture doesn't address the underlying malaise that causes such desperation in people.

With all of the publicity about what meth does to a person, it's amazing there are so many either completely stupid or desperate people that basically just don't care.
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Old 12-14-2013, 08:36 PM
 
Location: southern california
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bek kids dont work and mom and dad give them nice allowances which they spend on drugs.
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Old 12-14-2013, 08:47 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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It is very, very difficult for me to imagine lives so empty or so abjectly miserable that meth use would seem attractive as a way out. Likewise, it is very, very difficult for me to imagine people so ignorant that they don't know about the health consequences of meth use or with so little valuation of self that they know and don't care.

My dentist was telling me how he once worked in a free clinic where he saw people in their early twenties who had lost all their teeth and the main factor was drug use. If that isn't pure insanity I don't know what is.

Can someone explain to me why even one single person would possibly try something like meth?
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Old 12-14-2013, 11:48 PM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...
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Kids in many small towns have nothing to do so they like to try something new and usually daring. They have no sense of what dangers lie in drugs.
Just like in the prohibition days when kids, along with adults, would make their own home bre
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Old 12-15-2013, 02:38 AM
 
Location: USA
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I live in a small town and heroin and alcohol are the two biggest drugs. This town is great for a settled down person to start a family but for a young person it's absolutely boring.
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Old 12-15-2013, 04:54 AM
 
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I think it is often seen in smaller towns because there is nothing to do and boredom, especially in the youth. It is something you can easily learn to manufacture yourself (but very dangerous to do so), and they can make money in a community and economy where many people have no jobs.
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