- State declares test results for schools invalid (10/4/17)2
- College algebra to be removed from Southeast required curriculum (10/10/17)1
- Child-custody advocate: State law needs fix to provide parents with more equal custody (10/12/17)
- Past Rowdy the Redhawk mascot's identity revealed (10/15/17)
- Cancer will 'change your life, but it doesn't have to rule it' (10/8/17)
- Sikeston singer moves on with 'The Voice' (10/16/17)
- Police chief, council: Cape Girardeau faces growing gun violence (10/17/17)4
- Developer asks court to OK tax district board for improvements near Hobby Lobby (10/17/17)4
- Bills addressing equal child custody to be filed, legislators say (10/13/17)
- The last person to be laid to rest at Old Lorimier Cemetery: Mary Russell Fox (10/17/17)2
UrbanMeth-Summary Box 9A
METH BECOMING A THREAT IN SOME CITIES
Experts who track drug abuse say methamphetamine, already a problem in many rural areas, is replacing Ecstasy and even cocaine as a drug of choice in some urban areas.
Atlanta is seeing an uptick in women meth addicts seeking help from rehabilitation clinics. An expert in Minneaoplis-St. Paul says facilities there are seeing an alarming number of teens abusing meth. And in cities such as Chicago and Washington, D.C., meth is popular among gay men who use drugs.
Users are attracted to meth because it has a long-lasting effect and helps them concentrate and feel in control. However, doctors say meth is highly addictive and that, over time, users become aggressive and paranoid.