No Speed LimitBook - 2008 | 1st St. Martin's ed
An inside look at the growing drug epidemic of methamphetamine use in every socioeconomic group across America follows the users, creators, couriers, and law enforcers as it traces the hidden history of the drug. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
Hell's Angels and fallen televangelists. Cross-country truckers and suburban mothers. Trailer parks, urban clubs, college campuses, and military battle?elds. Methamphetamine is the stimulant wiring every corner of American culture.
Like cocaine and heroin, meth was ?rst synthesized for medicinal purposes. By the 1940s, it was a wonder drug used to treat depression, hyperactivity, obesity, epilepsy, asthma, and addictions to other drugs and alcohol. But meth truly exploded years later when biker gang cooks using burners, beakers, and plastic tubes brought their expertise to remote rural areas where the drug could be manufactured in kitchen labs.
Acclaimed journalist Frank Owen follows users, cooks, dealers, doctors, and cops to uncover the dramatic story taking place in cities, small towns, and farm communities across America. No Speed Limit is a panoramic, high-octane investigation by a journalist who knows ?rsthand the powerful highs and frightening lows of meth.