Ice Methamphetamine is one of the most addictive substances known to man. It is more addictive than crack cocaine or heroin. Ice Methamphetamine is now one of the biggest problems facing our community and we at the Douglas County Meth Task Force are taking that problem head on! Through education, treatment, prevention, and enforcement we can overcome the control Methamphetamine has on its users and our community.
We hope that you will find the answers here that you are searching for. On this website there is a host of information including links to treatment opportunities, information and pictures on the drug called Methamphetamine, links to ways to spot signs of abuse, and information on Meth labs.
The Douglas County Meth Task Force (DCMTF) was created in 2004 due to the obvious need in the community to address the growing Methamphetamine problem.
In January 2004, Dr. Vance Boddy and Investigator Jesse Hambrick (DCSO) author of Prisoners of Meth met and began discussing the need for getting information and resources out to the community to effectively help others that are dealing with problems arising from Methamphetamine use. It was easy to see that parents needed more information on signs of abuse, people dealing with addiction needed to know what treatment options are available, and frustrated members of the community needed to know how to report suspected Methamphetamine dealers. After that meeting the idea was presented to various members of the community for a citizens Meth task force and the response was overwhelming. It was soon realized that there were countless people that were willing to join a task force and help begin to pool resources and efforts to address the problem.
On February 12th, 2004 the DCMTF met for the first time. Since that date the DCMTF has been meeting monthly in an effort to raise awareness of what damage Methamphetamine can do and to also raise awareness of the resources that are available to those struggling with Methamphetamine addiction.
For Information and Assistance please contact: Jesse Hambrick at 770-577-5106 or DCMTF@yahoo.com.