Patterns of Illicit Methamphetamine Production ("Cooking") and Associated Risks in the Rural South: An Ethnographic Exploration
Sexton, Rocky L., Carlson, Robert G., Leukefeld, Carl G., Booth, Brenda M., Journal of Drug Issues
This article describes rural methamphetamine (MA) production ("cooking") and associated risks in Kentucky and Arkansas. It is based on qualitative interviews with 36 active MA users and one former user, a population that included 10 MA "cookers." Participants reported that various forms of the Birch cooking method have become widespread locally over the past decade. There is an underground market in MA ingredients like pseudoephedrine pills and anhydrous ammonia and innovative methods to overcome restrictions on obtaining them. MA production is hazardous. Explosions, chemical spills, and injuries are associated with acquiring anhydrous ammonia. MA cooking is often undertaken by the …
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Publication information: Article title: Patterns of Illicit Methamphetamine Production ("Cooking") and Associated Risks in the Rural South: An Ethnographic Exploration. Contributors: Sexton, Rocky L. - Author, Carlson, Robert G. - Author, Leukefeld, Carl G. - Author, Booth, Brenda M. - Author. Journal title: Journal of Drug Issues. Volume: 36. Issue: 4 Publication date: Fall 2006. Page number: 853+. © Florida State University for and on behalf of The Florida State University Board of Trustees Spring 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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