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 National Meth Awareness Day?
|This year (2022)||November 30 (Wednesday)||Multiple dates - more|
|Next year (2023)||November 30 (Thursday)||Multiple dates - more|
|Last year (2021)||November 30 (Tuesday)||Multiple dates - more|