What is Meth?

Methamphetamine is a central nervous system stimulant of the amphetamine family. The affects on chemicals in the brain and nerves contribute to hyperactivity and impulse control. Meth can be injected, smoked, snorted or taken orally. Street names include: speed, meth, crank, crystal meth, ice and glass.

Effects of Meth:

  • Physical
    • Extreme weight loss
    • Severe dental problems
    • Insomnia
    • Increased blood pressure
  • Behavioral
    • Paranoia
    • Auditory and visual hallucinations
    • Engagement in criminal activity
    • Methamphetamine induced paranoia can result in homicidal or suicidal thoughts.
  • Familial
    • Children are put at risk of toxic fume exposure
    • Risk of fire or explosion
    • Rise in domestic disputes
    • Increase in child abuse and neglect
    • Social isolation
    • Exposure to weapons, finished drugs and unsanitary conditions
    • Increase in potential for drug abuse among children later in life


  • Communal
    • Increased crime, property damage and loss due to fires, motor vehicle accidents and assaults.
    • Increased insurance, security and increased workers compensation costs and claims
    • Increased pressure on Social Services system including: in-home or therapeutic foster care placement for children taken from meth homes/labs
    • Unreasonably fearful or suspicious
    • Inventory loss and industrial theft
  • Environmental
    • The production of meth produces five to six pounds of toxic waste per pound of meth produced.
    • Toxic by-products contaminate sites where meth is produced posing serious health and environmental risks to the immediate and nearby areas.
    • Meth lab clean-up can exceed $4,000


Presently, there are two approaches that have evidence to support their efficacy for the treatment of meth dependence

  • Psychosocial Treatment
    • Based on social and vocational training are helpful in providing support, education and guidance.
  • Behavioral Treatment
    • Based on principals of conditioning. It teaches clients skills to access reinforces and lessen life punishment. No medications are approved to treat meth addiction.

Combating Meth

State-of-the-Art Training

  • Law Enforcement
  • Prosecutors

Statewide Anti-Meth Programs

  • Education programs associated with the community on awareness and prevention
  • Speaking engagements
  • Distribution of literature.

Human Services

  • Treatment
  • Providing services for outreach


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Cibola County Law Enforcement:
Cibola County Sheriff Office(505) 876-2040
Acoma Pueblo Police Department(505) 552-6601
Grants Police Department(505) 287-5144
Laguna Pueblo Police Department(505) 552-6685
Milan Police Department(505) 287-4491
Pine Hill – Ramah Navajo Police Department(505) 775-3226
New Mexico State Police(505) 287-4377


Sandoval County Law Enforcement: 
Sandoval County Sheriff Office(505) 867-7526
Bernalillo Police Department(505) 867-2304
Cochiti Pueblo Police Department(505) 465-3136
Corrales Police Department(505) 898-7585
Cuba Police Department(505) 289-9157
Jemez Pueblo Police Department(575) 834-0468
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Kewa Pueblo - B.I.A. Police
(505) 346-2868/2869
Rio Rancho Police Department(505) 891-5900
Sandia Pueblo Police Department(505) 890-1428
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(505) 346-2868/2869
Santa Ana Pueblo Police Department(505) 891-7226
San Ysidro Police Department(575) 834-7581
New Mexico State Police(505) 841-9256


Valencia County Law Enforcement: 
Valencia County Sheriff Department(505) 865-9603
Belen Police Department(505) 864-6288
Bosque Farms Police Department(505) 869-2358
Isleta Pueblo Police Department(505) 869-6511
Los Lunas Police Department(505) 865-9130
New Mexico State Police(505) 841-9256


New Mexico State Law Enforcement: 
New Mexico State Police(505) 827-9300