Methamphetamine Use Leading To Domestic Violence
California’s Attorney General says the methamphetamine epidemic in this state has led to a dramatic rise in domestic violence.
Monday, May 22, 2006
Attorney General Bill Lockyer says methamphetamine production has now spread from the Central Valley to the Oregon border all the way to Mexico. And he says a high number of arrestees are being tested and found with meth in their system.
Now, he says the meth problem has led to increased violence in the home:
It produces violent, paranoid behavior. It contributes to family stress and tension, and kids and partners being injured.
Lockyer says domestic violence has become an epidemic in California, with 400 thousand children a year being referred to the state as victims of abuse or neglect.