November 30, has been declared National Methamphetamine Awareness Day as a part of a nationwide effort to further educate the American public about the effects of methamphetamine abuse on families and communities. The initiative hopes to increase awareness and decrease demand for the highly-addictive drug.
A national survey found one out of six young adults has used illicit drugs in the last month. Brain scientists now know why just one use of crystal meth (methamphetamine) can make a person feel hooked.
The awareness day is an effort to send a prevention message to potential meth users and to educate current users about programs that are available to them, according to a Department of Justice news release. For more information visit the website at http://alcoholism.about.com/b/2006/11/30/national-methamphetamine-awareness-day.htm
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In a proclamation signed by President George W. Bush in 2006, November 30th was set forth as National Meth Awareness Day.