Significant increase in crystal meth abuse because of oil disaster: Baldwin County Sherriff


Spill affecting crime, mental health, Fox 10 WALA, March 22, 2011 at 11:54 am EDT:

Baldwin County Sherriff Hoss Mack said there has been a noticable increase in domestic violence and drug abuse since the start of the oil spill. He said in particular abuse of prescription drugs and methamphetmine has increased significantly. ... [and] attributes the rise in these issues to the economic stress created by the oil spill.

Dr. Richard Powers, mental health director for the state of Alabama, said the oil spill... has created a spike in mental health issues. ...

[S]tory tonight on FOX10 News at 5 p.m.

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