- Feds ask judge to impose $6.5 million punishment for Cape surgeon (12/7/17)9
- Light and music show: Jackson family goes high-tech with Christmas display (12/11/17)
- Former Wimpy's Drive-In owner Freeman Lewis dies (12/9/17)2
- Makeover at the movies: Transformation complete inside Cape theater (12/8/17)4
- Sugarfire Cape barbecue restaurant to open June 2018 (12/7/17)
- Pedestrian struck on Broadway (12/11/17)4
- Wind brings down Wendy's sign in Cape Girardeau (12/11/17)2
- Harbor Freight Tools plans to move ahead with Cape Girardeau store (12/5/17)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.