Teens helping teens stay off drugs.
The Hawaii Meth Project Teen Advisory Council turns five this year.
The project is a large-scale prevention program aimed at reducing Meth use through public service messaging, public policy, and community outreach.
Central to the integrated, research-based campaign is MethProject.org-a definitive source for information about Meth for teens-supported by hard-hitting TV, radio, print, online, mobile, and social media campaigns that communicate the risks of Meth use.
Law enforcement officials, drug counselors, and state legislators agree that there has never been a drug as powerful, addictive, and quick to destroy lives and communities as methamphetamine.
Meth is the top drug of choice and the number one drug problem in Hawaii. The financial and social consequences of Meth abuse are devastating. Meth is increasingly gaining popularity among Hawaii’s most vulnerable-teens and young adults.
Currently, six state affiliates in, Colorado, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming implement the Meth Project prevention programs in their states.
In Hawaii, where the program launched in 2009, young people’s attitudes toward Meth are changing. Hawaii teens and young adults have come to view Meth as more dangerous and recognize the Hawaii Meth Project as a key source of information about the drug.