National Meth Awareness Day

Observed on November 30th, National Meth Awareness Day is a day that 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 that it causes has been on a steady increase over the past few years. That’s why it’s important for everyone to get involved on this day-regardless of whether they personally 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

This holiday was officially made into a holiday in 2006. This is when U.S President George W. Bush signed a proclamation establishing November 30th as National Meth Awareness Day. It’s been observed ever since.

Facts About Methamphetamine Addiction & Abuse

Below are some disturbing facts about meth addiction and abuse that we feel everyone should know about. 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 a breakdown of skin and cause 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 support 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.

When is it?
This year (2023)
November 30 Thursday
Next year (2024)
November 30 Saturday
Last year (2022)
November 30 Wednesday
Awareness & Cause