April 2020 SATUCI Newsletter
Volume 3
Methamphetamine In Iowa
Methamphetamine use has seen an increase in Iowa over the last few years.

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From 2014-2017, there was a 38 percent increase in methamphetamine treatment admissions in Iowa. Similarly, the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) reports there was an eight-fold increase in Iowa deaths related to amphetamines, which includes methamphetamine.

“Meth is now the second most reported drug by adults at admission to treatment, moving ahead of marijuana for the first time. Alcohol remains number one for adults, while marijuana remains the number one drug of choice for juveniles,” said Katie Bee of the IDPH Bureau of Substance Abuse. “It is important for Iowans to know help is available from Iowa’s treatment network, which can be found at yourlifeiowa.org.”

Methamphetamine is a highly addictive stimulant and is most commonly a white, odorless powder. In the short term, its effects include increased attention and activity, decreased appetite and a rapid heartbeat. In the long term, consequences include paranoia, hallucinations, brain structure changes, memory loss, aggression and severe dental problems.
Meth Use in Iowa Surges; All-Time High Number Seek Treatment
In a November 22nd, 2019 article on Radio Iowa, Dale Woolery, director of the Iowa Governor's Office on Drug Control policy stated “We’ve seen an increase in the use of methamphetamine, the availability of methamphetamine, the purity of methamphetamine."

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SATUCI Staff Spotlight
What is your name? Darcy Maiden-Parks
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How long have you worked at SATUCI? 15 years
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