Seizures of methamphetamine have decreased dramatically in Utah in recent years. In 2007 only three meth labs were busted compared to 15 labs in 2006 and 50 lab busts in 2005. By contrast the number of methamphetamine labs seized in Utah jumped from 4 in 1990 to 266 in 1999–an increase of 6650 percent. The Drug Enforcement Agency credits the decline to strict precursor laws, community awareness and aggressive law enforcement efforts.
Tips for Parents and Clergy
Talking To Your Children
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How is Meth Produced?
Environmental Hazards and Concerns
Meth Terminology and Nicknames
2002 Retailer Conferences
Methamphetamine and the Law: What Every Retailer Should Know Brochure
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Drug use among Utah’s youth is evolving. The new trend is use of Ecstasy, Ketamine, and GHB–drugs often referred to as “club drugs” because they’re commonly used at dance clubs and raves. However, these drugs are also being used at home and at school, with reports of abuse coming in from every region of the state.
The video "Club Drugs: Nothing to Rave About" teaches parents about the effects of club drugs, the signs of use, and the law regarding these illegal substances. The video also describes the club drug culture and identifies the risks associated with club drug use. You need RealPlayer to watch this video.
A recent newspaper article erroneously reported that the Attorney General's Club Drug CD could be ordered through our Web site. This CD features the video "Club Drugs: Nothing to Rave About" (see paragraph above). The video can be viewed on our Web site, but the actual CD was provided to law enforcement only due to budget constraints. If our office is able to secure additional funds in the future, we hope to make the CD more widely available.
The Attorney General’s Office also offers a brochure for parents, law enforcement, and other adults who want to learn more about these substances and the club drug scene.
"Club Drugs: Nothing to Rave About” Brochure (pdf)
For more information about substance abuse, visit the Division of Substance Abuse.