Meth Lab Busts Continue to Rise

For the past five years the number of methamphetamine lab busts have increased exponentially across the nation. From Washington State to Florida and all throughout the Midwest, states are reporting yet another case of meth lab busts doubling or even tripling over the previous year.
The easily obtained ingredients in meth manufacturing and the mobility of the labs make it difficult for law enforcement officials to track down a high percentage of potential busts. Even when these labs are tracked down and the manufacturers arrested, the toxic chemicals used in the process are hazardous and cost thousands to be properly disposed of.
Repeat offenders may be the most disturbing situation though, as it’s not uncommon for someone to get arrested for manufacturing or for possession with intent to sell several times before finally being prosecuted on the first charge. This frequent occurrence has left some lawmakers and district attorneys baffled as to whether or not they could be stopped. Apathy often sets in for law enforcement and prosecutors and many feel that meth addicts cannot be rehabilitated, but that’s not the case as there are workable solutions available.
The truth is the drug epidemic that is now posing a threat to us all is not a new problem. Back in the 1960’s as the increased use of drugs in America hit a new plateau of acceptability, one of the early anti-drug crusaders, American author/researcher and humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard wrote, “The acceleration of widespread use of drugs such as LSD, heroin, cocaine, ‘angel dust,’ marijuana and a long list of others has contributed heavily to a debilitated society. The drug scene is planet-wide. It is swimming in blood and human misery.” It was this observation and grave concern that motivated Mr. Hubbard to spend the better part of the next 20 years researching effective antidotes to treat drug addiction.
One recipient of that research was Bobby Newman, who was addicted to crank, as meth is sometimes called. Mr. Newman was fortunate enough to get rehabilitated through the Narconon® Program. Before Narconon, he too thought that he couldn’t overcome the meth addiction and lifestyle. “I just lost all motivation to do anything,” Bobby recounts of his past. He was able to eliminate the physical cravings for the drugs through the sauna detoxification portion of the program and handled the underlying issues that led to his drug use to start with as well.
"I couldn’t believe how much control over my life I was able to get back after going through it,” recalls Newman, “So many of my friends had gone to traditional treatment centers for a month or so and I’d wind up seeing them cooking [meth] right after they got out.”
Bobby has been a productive member of society again for well over two years now, and helps to educate others about the dangers of drugs and combat the misinformation about them that led him to his addiction 15 years ago.

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