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“An invaluable tool in the education and treatment of methamphetamine users.”

Janet Zwick, Director, Division of Behavioral Health and Licensure, Iowa Department of Public Health (retired)

“...Extremely valuable. Helps clients and families connect the science with the life experience.”

Kathryn Icenhower, Ph.D., LCSW, Executive Director, Shields For Families



Methamphetamine use is exploding around the world.

  • Meth and other amphetamines claim 25 million addicts worldwide.
  • Meth users worldwide outnumber both heroin and cocaine addicts, making meth the fastest growing illegal drug.

In reaction to this alarming trend, popular media has often delivered information about meth that can be overly dramatic, misleading, and at times completely false. In addition, prevention strategies have heavily relied heavily on “scare tactics,” which recent studies have proven do not work and can even backfire. Also contributing to the problem is a lack of educational materials that convey key research findings in an accessible, engaging way.


Meth Inside Out meets these needs by providing critical information about methamphetamine in a clear, compelling way to the people who need it most - the individuals, families, treatment professionals, and communities that are experiencing the meth problem firsthand. This makes Meth Inside Out ideal for use in treatment centers, correctional facilities, educational institutions, and social service agencies.


When a person enters treatment, it is important to help them and their families understand meth addiction and what to expect in recovery.

  • A well-informed patient understands the goals of recovery and can more effectively participate in his/her treatment.
  • Providing accurate information facilitates treatment efforts by allowing patients to understand the biological basis of their addiction and recovery.
  • When family members understand addiction and recovery, they can be a major part of the patient’s support system, rather than angry, confused bystanders.