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National Meth Awareness Day

November 30th, 2022 7:29 am

National Meth Awareness Day


President George W. Bush first signed the proclamation declaring the first National Methamphetamine Awareness Day on November 30th, 2006.


The intent of this anti-meth awareness day is threefold:

• Educating current meth users about available programs to get help

• Sending a prevention message to potential meth users

• Educating the public about the effects of methamphetamine abuse


Methamphetamine is a potent, highly dangerous, and addictive stimulant that can be smoked, snorted, injected, or taken orally. Meth is one of the most dangerous drugs in the United States, and many times addiction can occur after only one use. The effects of meth can often take a significant toll on a person’s outward appearance and overall health in a short amount of time. Long-term meth use can be life-threatening, and a user’s health will continue to decline unless they seek out help.


The effects of methamphetamine can include but aren’t limited to:

• Higher risk of getting a transmitted disease when using needles

• Severe and rapid weight loss

• Insomnia

• Dental problems (meth mouth)

• Loss of memory

• Anxiety

• Paranoia

• Hallucinations

• Skin sores or acne


Law Enforcement across Wyoming, as well as Sublette County have seen an increase in Methamphetamine use. Local law enforcement is working diligently to combat this growing issue in our communities. So, let’s use Meth Awareness Day to help spread the word about this ongoing problem and the importance of substance abuse treatment as well as prevention.


Locally, the Sublette County Sheriff’s Office works closely with the Sublette County Prevention Coalition to continue to collaborate on prevention messaging and resources as another way to reduce the use of Meth as well as all types of drugs in our Community.


Additional Resources:

Sublette County Prevention Coalition https://www.sublettepreventioncoalition.org/opioids-other-drugs


SAMHSA Confidential National Helpline


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