MethProject.org gets up close and personal

Crystal meth, from drugfree.org

Crystal meth, from drugfree.org

Yesterday, in the spirit of doing my job, I spent the day pouring over facts and stories about meth use.

Montour County had its first meth bust in history, and we wanted to provide some context to that and explain what meth is and why it’s so dangerous.

In that research, I came across MethProject.org, which aims to educate about and stop meth abuse.

Trust me, it worked for me.

There are several interactive features, polls, videos, etc. that explain meth addiction, meth use and meth side effects.

For example, this video explains “meth bugs” and some of the physical symptoms of the drug. It’s not an easy watch.

There’s also this “Uncertain Future” game which randomly spouts out some side effects to imagine what may happen down the road from meth use.

But this site is truly a great resource for communities struggling with meth addiction and facing the prospect of a “meth epidemic,” like some claim this area is facing.

Are you concerned about meth in the Valley? Why or why not?

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