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Battling Methamphetamine Abuse in
Indian Country



The illicit manufacture and use of methamphetamine has spread across the United States in epidemic proportions. Meth knows no social or physical boundaries. It has slithered its way onto reservations and is rapidly destroying Native cultures, people, communities and, most devastatingly, children.

This class examines the items associated with the illicit production of meth. Utilizing this information, you’ll be able to recognize the various apparatus and chemicals used, which will help you shut down labs in your community. The class also looks at the hazards related to meth production along with the long-term physiological and psychological effects of meth use.

The class encompasses the most up-to-date information on the “Rave” scene sweeping across the nation, the cycle of abuse, current treatment approaches and prenatal exposure to meth and cocaine. It also covers effective tribal collaboration-building.

Learn about meth from one of Indian Country’s best: Doyle L. Turner,* Cherokee, who boasts 30 years of experience in law enforcement. He has provided education and awareness training on meth and its impact on thousands of Native Americans and numerous tribal organizations throughout the United States. He is a retired special agent with the California Office of the Attorney General, Department of Justice and Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement. Mr. Turner is a recognized expert in criminal investigations in both federal and state courts; meth production; and the distribution, sale and possession of narcotic drugs.

You and your tribal community can’t afford to miss this class — register today.

*Instructor subject to change.

T O P I C S   I N C L U D E
Clandestine Drug Labs
  • How it all begins
  • Stages of addiction
  • What is methamphetamine?
  • Types of meth
  • What is “Ice?”
  • Meth manufacturing processes
  • Arrival of Mexican nationals
  • “Mom and pop” labs
  • History of meth
  • State trends
  • Locations to “cook”
  • Hazards of cooking meth
  • Mexican connection
Ramifications of Meth Involvement
  • Indicators that a meth lab exists
  • Different manufacturing methods
  • Lab apparatus and equipment
  • P-2-P and Nazi methods
  • Ephedrine extraction
  • What is phosphate gas?
  • How to make hydrogen chloride gas
  • What is the “cold cook?”
  • Immense profits
  • Riverside and San Bernardino Counties study
  • Current approach and strategy
  • RAVE — party drugs
  • Personal safety, “cycle of abuse”
Complications of Meth Involvement
  • Health and safety
  • How meth is different from other drugs
  • Difference between meth and cocaine
  • Medical complaints related to meth abuse
  • Physiological and psychological effects
  • Testing — false positive on meth
  • Safety tips for dealing with a meth abuser
  • Prescription drug abuse
  • Prenatal exposure to meth and cocaine
  • Drug-endangered children
  • Effective treatments for meth abusers
Grants and Funding
  • Grant and funding opportunities available for meth prevention
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