Methamphetamine: A Community Problem

conference room
Event Type: 
Date/Time: 
Monday, June 11, 2018 - 14:00 to 18:00
Location: 
Fort Coombs - Armory, Apalachicola
66 4th Street
Apalachicola  Florida  32320
United States

Methamphetamine: A Community Problem

This meeting is scheduled  for Central time.

Methamphetamine, commonly referred to as meth, is a drug with the unique ability to impact well beyond the individual user. The manufacture and distribution of meth has been shown to cause significant damage to the environment; is hazardous to innocent children and others in proximity to where it is being manufactured; can have a negative impact on the economy, crime rates and infrastructure of communities; and has proven to be a drain on vital resources. The drug poses a serious threat to law enforcement and emergency responders.

In addition, users of meth are prone to violent and neglectful behaviors and often inflict physical and psychological harm, not only on themselves but also on their children, families, neighbors, and members of their community. The drug too often causes children to live in extremely unsanitary and dangerous conditions and results in the children being neglected, abused or endangered. 

Through the process of collaboration with Franklin, Liberty, and Wakulla Counties attendees will come together to identify community resources that will provide guidance in prevention, intervention and treatment services for those who are most affected by this drug problem.

Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this workshop/meeting is asked to advise the agency at least 3 days before the workshop/meeting by contacting:Walesca Marrero, email: Walesca.Marrero@myflfamilies.com or 850-717-4313. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service, 1(800)955-8771 (TDD) or 1(800)955-8770 (Voice).