Beware Hotel Room Methamphetamine Contamination

JC Eberhart By JC Eberhart, 13th Sep 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Never in a million years would this have occurred to me. I've traveled a considerable amount and readily stayed in many hotels, and then, this article was brought to my attention. I won't ever take any stay in a hotel lightly, again!

WHY YOU SHOULD READ THIS WITHOUT DELAY

My daughter-in-law recently posted a link on facebook that caught my attention. More than a little curious, I double-clicked on the link, and was absolutely dumbfounded by what I found there. I then determined that it is just too important not to pass-on to others! Consequently, this article. Unless you never sleep in a hotel or motel room, you absolutely cannot afford to ignore this article!

A STRANGER'S DRUG USE CAN HARM YOU AND YOUR FAMILY

As a chemical health practitioner, I can assure you that if there is any one illicit drug that is worse than all the other drugs combined, it would be methamphetamine. I only use the word "if" because every mood-altering substance is potentially lethal. (If you've read my other articles pertaining to the subject of drug addiction, you will know exactly where I am coming from with this. Suffice for now to say, alcohol and illicit drugs not only kill individuals, they kill entire families!) Just when I think that these substances have become as dangerous as they possibly can, my attention is called to another piece of new and even more disturbing news!

Much to my shock and disbelief, there have surfaced even more avenues by which illicit drugs are now able to add to our country's already out of control, drug-induced death toll. The particular chemical villain to which I refer, however, lurks in silence awaiting some of it's most innocent and unsuspecting victims. Here is the story on this one:
Ever since I viewed on 20/20 (or 60 Minutes) a few years ago, the undercover video tapes of maids in even four star and even some FIVE STAR hotels washing out the coffee pots and drinking glasses with the same rags they'd just used to wash in and around the commode, I've not stayed in ANY hotel without taking along my trusty Dow Bathroom Cleaner and thoroughly washing just about everything in the room/suite immediately upon my arrival! Deluded, I believed that I'd taken every precaution to ensure the safety of my health. (WRONG!)

WHY YOU CANNOT BE TOO CAREFUL!

Did you know that there exist individuals who have so little concern or respect for others as to cook methamphetamine in hotel room coffee pots? THIS, one, is a new one, even on me! When I thought about it though, it made perfect sense when viewed on the level of the drug addict who is ultimately seeking the most secret and safe place possible, in which to concoct their deadly potion. (Who, for example, in their right mind, would ever suspect?)

Needless to say, this procedure not only renders the hotel/motel coffee pot a serious health hazard to the next resident of the room, but the room itself! What do I mean by that? Did you know that whenever a methamphetamine lab. is discovered in a house, the folks who have the unthinkable job of going into the structure to clean it out and then to decontaminate it must wear suits much like the suits worn by those professionals who clean up radioactive spills? The reason for all the "suiting-up?" Methamphetamine labs present similar dangers to humans as do radioactive materials! What is it that constitutes a methamphetamine lab.? The mixing together followed by the cooking of the ingredients that produce methamphetamine. (Yep! That's it in a nutshell!)

FACTS DON'T LIE, AND HERE IS WHY

I don't know about you, but I'd certainly never thought to look for a reddish ring inside a hotel/motel room coffee pot; but I can assure you that I sure will from now on! The thought of staying in a hotel room that has been used as a methamphetamine lab. is just too abhorrent for words! I can also assure you that if I ever enter a hotel room in which I find a coffee pot that contains a reddish ring, not only will I immediately check out, but I will file a complaint with the State Department of Health . . . and so should anyone else who makes this revolting discovery!

Here is the link that will take you to the article to which I refer:
Think twice before using hotel room coffee pots - WAFF.com: North Alabama News, Radar, Weather, Sporwww.waff.com
(~Copyright 2010 by JC Eberhart)

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author avatar JC Eberhart
I am a licensed addiction clinician with a background in corrections. I reside with my husband and Staffordshire Terrier in Minnesota, the coldest, yet most lovely state in the USA!

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author avatar vpaulose
13th Sep 2012 (#)

Very useful. Thank you.

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author avatar JC Eberhart
16th Sep 2012 (#)

You're very welcome! :)

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author avatar Sangita Karki
13th Sep 2012 (#)

Very Interesting and Informative.

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author avatar JC Eberhart
16th Sep 2012 (#)

Thank you very much! :)

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author avatar JC Eberhart
16th Sep 2012 (#)

Thank you! :)

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author avatar JC Eberhart
16th Sep 2012 (#)

Than you! I appreciate that! :)

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author avatar JC Eberhart
16th Sep 2012 (#)

Thank you! :)

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author avatar Vartika
13th Sep 2012 (#)

thanks for this....please go through this link for more dirty secrets of hotels........http://www.rediff.com/getahead/slide-show/slide-show-1-travel-dirty-secrets-hotels-don-t-want-you-to-know/20120831.htm

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author avatar Rose*
18th Dec 2013 (#)

Gosh, that's alarming! I guess you always take risks when away from home.

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