National Meth Awareness Day
Observed on November 30th, National Meth Awareness Day attempts to educate the public about the effects of methamphetamine abuse on addicts, their families, and ultimately, the entire community. According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, the availability of meth and the damage it causes have been on a steady increase over the past few years.
That’s why everyone needs to get involved on this day—regardless of whether they know someone suffering from methamphetamine addiction or not. If we all work together, this is a problem that can be solved.
The History of National Meth Awareness Day
Facts About Methamphetamine Addiction & Abuse
Below are some disturbing facts about meth addiction and abuse that we feel everyone should know. Let’s take a quick look at them before moving on.
- Meth is known by a variety of slang names, including crank, glass, crystal, white cross, and chalk.
- Meth is usually smoked but can also be snorted, injected, or swallowed.
- Meth can cause the breakdown of skin and tooth enamel erosion.
- Meth addiction can be effectively treated.
- Meth is a Schedule II substance under the Controlled Substances Act.
Observing National Meth Awareness Day
National Meth Awareness Day can be observed by supporting a family member or a friend who is suffering from this terrible addiction by helping them find a program to help. People can also learn more about meth addiction or spread the word about this holiday using the hashtag #NationalMethAwarenessDay on their social media for the day.