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Halkitis Warns Potential for Meth Abuse Goes Beyond Gay Community

Source: Inside Higher Ed

Perry Halkitis, who has conducted extensive research on crystal meth use among gay men, says that the potential for meth abuse on the East Coast extends well beyond the gay population.

“I think the attention solely on the gay community on the East Coast prevents us from being more proactive in dealing with this drug as it may spread to young straight kids, college kids,” Halkitis told Inside Higher Ed. “This is a drug that holds potential for great abuse. I’m not saying it’s going to go there, but it certainly might.”