Methamphetamine use is on the rise along the East Coast, but that's no surprise to people in the Valley. Meth is the biggest drug problem here. "Just say no," says Beth, a former Meth addict whose identity we are withholding. That's the advice Beth is giving after using Methamphetamine for more than 10 years. When Beth was 14, she says she was hanging out with the wrong crowd. Some of her friends, who were a lot older than her, offered her meth. Beth says after the first time she used Meth, she was addicted.
She says she and her husband were addicted and in 2004 the drug almost cost her everything. "I almost lost my children, my marriage, my home, I had nothing, neither one of us, my husband or I, didn't have a job, we was in the process of losing our home," says Beth.
The Rush Drug Task Force raided her home. Beth was charged and sat behind bars for 35 days. "I had to leave my baby, she was nine months old, and I had to leave her, it was very hard, it was probably the hardest thing I've ever done," says Beth.
Beth's advice to anyone who's thinking about trying Meth, Is one word, no!
Beth says in order to stay away from meth, she had to stay away from anyone using it. She has been clean for more than two years.