Texas Real Estate CE Course: Methamphetamine and Real Estate

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Known as 'the devil's drug' even by those who use it, the synthesized central nervous stimulant is an effective energy booster, appetite suppressant, mood enhancer and libido intensifier. The artificially induced state it creates numbs all feelings of conscience and bestows a euphoric sense of invincible self-confidence, beauty, sex-appeal and an almost supernatural energy. But in a short time, its phenomenal dependency potential frequently turns recreational use into a nearly insurmountable addiction.

For property owners, the sale of a stigmatized property may become difficult, or result in loss of property value. Future owners can be adversely affected in a number of ways as well, from suffering physiological ill effects or having their personal belongings become contaminated, to facing foreclosure when forced by state regulations to comply with costly newly-imposed clean-up standards.

Citizens need to know not only about the physical effects of the drug, but the other drastically dire and distressing consequences to their communities and possibly their own personal safety, as well. It is of utmost importance for everyone to learn to recognize the signs of meth usage, the indicators of a meth lab or waste disposal site, and know what to do in the event they are encountered.

Learning Objectives

After this course you should: