August 27, 2005
SKEPTICISM REGARDING THE “METH EPIDEMIC:”
I’m going on the record now: Meth has peaked. For an epidemic to grow, more new people have to come in–of the current users, some will die or stop using. Just like being a heavy crack user (the “crack whore” phrase has persisted as a slang term), being a heavy meth user seems obviously and extremely unpleasant, so non-users looking for a drug will go elsewhere.
I think that’s right.