Meth Inside Out: I. Human Impact
by UCLA & Eyes of the World Media Group
Meth Inside Out is a groundbreaking video-based treatment curriculum on methamphetamine addiction and recovery. The series is designed to equip meth users, their families, and the professionals who assist them with a solid understanding of the biological basis of addiction, effective tools for recovery, and, most important, hope for the future.
Meth: Human Impact provides an eye-opening introduction to meth's effect on individuals, families, and communities across the globe. This video explores the motivations for use, including the need to escape negative feelings, lose weight, enhance sex, and increase energy. It also reveals how many of these factors impact women disproportionately, resulting in specialized needs in recovery. Spotlighting the link between meth and violent crime, as well as the magnitude and consequences of use—including job and property loss, poverty, incarceration, and effects on children—this video offers realistic solutions for clinicians working with current and former users.

What therapists are saying…

"A powerful view of the ravages of meth abuse from experimentation to recovery. A must see for educators, clinicians, treatment professionals, and families struggling with the addiction of clients, friends, and loved ones."

-- Professor and Associate Dean for Research, Director, Program of Excellence in the Addictions, Washington State University College of Nursing
“Refreshingly clearheaded and free of hysteria, HUMAN IMPACT is a highly informative look at meth addiction through the eyes of former users.”

-- Luciano Colonna, Public Health and Policy Consultant
"The HUMAN IMPACT episode of this important series provides a compelling and heartfelt examination of the personal consequences of meth use."

-- Dr. Cathy J. Reback, Senior Research Scientist, Friends Research Institute, Inc.
"True to the title, HUMAN IMPACT grabs the viewer's attention with the real-life struggles of meth addiction, helping them bridge the gap between information and experience. The message is clear: meth addiction can be treated and treatment works."

-- Jan Campbell, Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Addiction Psychiatry Program, University of Kansas Medical Center
“This powerful video clearly illustrates the human toll of meth addiction while inspiring hope for recovery.“

-- Director, Los Angeles County, Public Health, Alcohol and Drug Program Administration
"Thoroughly, intelligently, and compassionately portrays the physical, emotional, and social consequences of meth addiction."

-- Dr. Perry N. Halkitis, Professor of Applied Psychology and Public Health, New York University

Length of video: 00:33:56

English subtitles available

Group ISBN-10 #: 1-60124-412-6

Group ISBN-13 #: 978-1-60124-412-3

UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs (ISAP) is known to be the world expert on methamphetamine research. ISAP’s mission is to reduce the extent and impact of substance abuse by improving the understanding of substance abuse and the care of afflicted individuals. The work of ISAP faculty have yielded results that significantly advanced the knowledge base regarding substance abuse, its consequences, and its treatment, with salient impacts on practice and policy at local, regional, national, and international levels. Specific information on ISAP’s meth-specific projects can be found at

Eyes of the World Media Group maximizes the power of media to create positive change. Their goal is to motivate others to consider and act on issues of local and global concern. They produce our own projects and create media for organizations who share their drive to make the world a better place.
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