Nearly a third of middle-aged Kiwis trying meth, new study finds

TVNZ One News 19 February 2020
Family First Comment: Don’t tell the politicians or the Drug Foundation. They’ll start suggesting that we legalise the awful drug ☹…
“The study, the first of its kind to draw a correlation between meth use and violence, has found even those who try meth once are 60 per cent more likely to be involved in a violent incident. The survey showed 28 per cent had tried meth once, 11 per cent used it monthly and 5 per cent used it weekly. That’s the third-highest level of consumption after cannabis and ecstasy.”
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Almost a third of middle-aged New Zealanders have tried methamphetamine at least once, according to a new University of Otago, Christchurch study.

The study, the first of its kind to draw a correlation between meth use and violence, has found even those who try meth once are 60 per cent more likely to be involved in a violent incident.

They surveyed more than 1000 people in their 40s and discovered if they’ve used meth, they’re five times more likely to be violent and twice as likely to be a victim of violence.

1 NEWS spoke to a 40-year-old mother of two who is fighting her way back from being ruled by addiction.

“The guy I got on the meth with at the time, he started showing his violent side,” she says.

“Abusive, it got to a point where I was scared. He had me by the throat, my face was always crumbled, it was like beaten to a pulp.”

It’s the first time research has been done on the link between meth use and violence.

READ MORE: https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/nearly-third-middle-aged-kiwis-trying-meth-new-study-finds

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