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Tue March 30, 2004
Meth Campaign Launched
Cheyenne, Wyoming – The state Health Department is launching an intensive new campaign to educate more Wyoming residents about methamphetamine.
Meth has quickly become the drug of choice in the Cowboy State, with officials saying one in every 200 residents has used the stimulant in the past year.
To combat that growing tide, the department is launching a TV, radio and newspaper ad campaign this week.
The ads feature the stories of recovering meth addicts. They also include facts about meth use and treatment options.
Officials are also asking for more cooperation among local, county and state health departments to compile better data on meth use in Wyoming.
The Governor's Substance Abuse and Violent Crime Advisory Board is meeting in Casper this Thursday and Friday to address the meth problem.
Possible solutions will be forwarded to Governor Freudenthal and the Legislature.