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Methamphetamine: The national summit to promote public health, partnerships, and safety for critically affected populations

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration – 2011

Report of a summit on the public health and safety impact of methamphetamine use in the critically affected populations of the incarcerated/justice-involved, lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgendered (LGBT) individuals, and women of childbearing age. Presents background data on how meth impacts the three critically affected populations, including the prevalence of meth use among mothers with young children. Summarizes summit recommendations in the areas of data collection and research, cultural competency, access to substance abuse treatment services, and best practices. Presents detailed summaries of individual sessions, including several that address the problem of children’s exposure to parental meth abuse. Appendix includes a list of references, expanded versions of summit recommendations, state action team and steering committee membership, and a list of summit participants.