French Poly­ne­sian metham­phetamine study planned

Fiji Sun - - Pacific News -

A study is be­ing launched in French Poly­ne­sia on the con­sump­tion and im­pact of metham­phetamine.

It will be fi­nanced jointly by the health min­istry and the Univer­sity of French Poly­ne­sia to help de­velop poli­cies aimed at pre­vent­ing the use of the banned drug and to care for ad­dicts.

The highly ad­dic­tive drug has be­come a se­ri­ous chal­lenge, fuelling crime and dis­rupt­ing so­ci­ety.

The study aims to learn more about the con­text of the spread of metham­phetamine by talk­ing to fam­i­lies hit by the scourge.

The drug has in the main been smug­gled into Tahiti from the United States but at the be­gin­ning of this year the ter­ri­tory’s first metham­phetamine lab was dis­cov­ered.

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