Impact of Meth Series http://wkyufm.org en The Impact of Meth on Our Region http://wkyufm.org/post/impact-meth-our-region-0 <p></p> Tue, 01 Jan 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Kevin Willis 25936 at http://wkyufm.org Injuries from Meth Lab Fires in Region Causing Explosive Emergency Room Costs http://wkyufm.org/post/injuries-meth-lab-fires-region-causing-explosive-emergency-room-costs <div><p>One-hundred-thirty thousand dollars. That&rsquo;s the average hospital cost of treating someone who has suffered burns in a meth lab fire&mdash;60% more than other burn patients. On top of that, most meth patients are uninsured. Thu, 12 Jul 2012 14:40:55 +0000 Kevin Willis 15502 at http://wkyufm.org Injuries from Meth Lab Fires in Region Causing Explosive Emergency Room Costs Barren County Man Reveals Realities of Meth Addiction and Recovery http://wkyufm.org/post/barren-county-man-reveals-realities-meth-addiction-and-recovery <p>Forty-two year old Chris Thomason of Glasgow was once what he calls &ldquo;a model citizen&rdquo; who coached Little League, held a management level position at a local factory, and earned a decent living. Then he started smoking meth, and he lost everything. Wed, 04 Apr 2012 20:34:02 +0000 Kevin Willis 10278 at http://wkyufm.org Barren County Man Reveals Realities of Meth Addiction and Recovery Meth's Damage to Mind and Body Unlike Any Other Drug http://wkyufm.org/post/meths-damage-mind-and-body-unlike-any-other-drug <p>One reason methamphetamine is wreaking havoc on our region is the highly addictive nature of the drug. Meth impacts the brain in ways other drugs don&rsquo;t, making it much easier for users to become addicts, and much harder for addicts to give up the habit. Tue, 20 Mar 2012 18:00:16 +0000 Kevin Willis 9408 at http://wkyufm.org Meth's Damage to Mind and Body Unlike Any Other Drug In South-Central Kentucky, Meth Addicts Have Become Biggest Challenge to Law Enforcement http://wkyufm.org/post/south-central-kentucky-meth-addicts-have-become-biggest-challenge-law-enforcement <p>For Dean Crumbaugh, an incident that took place in January serves as the perfect example of how meth is making the job of law enforcement even more dangerous than it already was. Crumbaugh—a sergeant with the Glasgow Police Department—was assisting two fellow officers who had an altercation with a suspicious acting person at a gas station parking lot.</p> Tue, 14 Feb 2012 21:57:42 +0000 Kevin Willis 7458 at http://wkyufm.org In South-Central Kentucky, Meth Addicts Have Become Biggest Challenge to Law Enforcement