How Meth Affects Children

1 decade 1 year 3 months ago Sunday, July 01 2007 Jul 1, 2007 Sunday, July 01, 2007 10:23:48 AM CDT July 01, 2007 in News
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KANSAS CITY (AP) - Missouri authorities want to address the problems that affect children who are exposed to methamphetamine. They say children who live in houses where the drug is cooked face health risks and suffer neglect and abuse. A series of seminars are being planned to cover these issues. The first will be held this month in Columbia. Another is planned for Kansas City in August. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration says Missouri for years had led the nation in meth lab raids and the number of children removed from meth houses. Last year, Missouri reported 1,288 meth lab incidents -- far higher than any other state. The Missouri Juvenile Justice Association and M-U's Truman School of Public Affairs are conducting the seminars.

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