New Survey Shows Teens Think Meth Use is Harmless

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Tom Callan, KSL Newsradio A new survey conducted by The Meth Project on methamphetamine use says one in three teens claims there is no risk is trying the drug..

Meth users tell Boyd Bastion of Salt Lake County Substance Abuse that if on a scale of one to 10 the birth of a child is a 10, then cocaine use is 20 and meth use is simply extraterrestrial. "Taking meth is a 300. It's just out of this world," Bastion said.

And Bastion says they aren't just snorting or smoking meth. "[They have] new and original ways of putting it into drinks, into lollipops," he said.

He says their brains are cooked. "What they're losing is a lot of cognitive ability," Bastion explained.

One in four in the survey says meth helps them lose weight and beat boredom.

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