National Methamphetamine Awareness Day
> 11/30/2006 11:34:15 AM

As we mentioned a little while back, "the meth epidemic," which only a few short months ago seemed to be on magazine and newspaper covers across the country, has all but disappeared from the national news cycle. Well, thankfully, the federal government hasn't forgotten the seriousness of the situation that we face when talking about methamphetamine. The US Department of Justice and The White House have made today National Methamphetamine Awareness Day.

For the event, the Justice Department has set up a website filled with information about meth and the impact that the drug has on bodies and lives. The USDOJ's page is full of useful links for everyone from educators to users looking to quit to parents who want to be informed. They also link through to some truly powerful stories via the The Partnership for a Drug Free America's series, End Meth. These types of ad campaigns often can feel like a shot below the belt, but in reality, a stern gut punch is the only thing that is going to wake some people up to just how dangerous and destructive a drug like meth is, not only for users and addicts, but for the people whose lives are effected by the creation and distribution of the drug.

While you're travelling around the web, also be sure to stop by one of the newest blog carnivals that we've been participating in. It's called Health Wonk Review, and it's a great forum for some excellent writing for and about the health care industry. This week's edition appears over at Cato@Liberty.

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