Survey says Teens Find Meth Easily Accessible

By: KKCO - Email
By: KKCO - Email

In a disturbing new survey one in four teens say access to Meth is all too easy. The study was done by The Meth Project, which is a nonprofit anti–drug group. They found that nearly a quarter of those surveyed said Meth is ``very easy'' or ``somewhat easy'' to obtain. One in three also said there was only a ``slight risk'' or ``no risk'' in trying Meth once or twice.

And about one in four said they believe there are even benefits to using Meth, like losing weight, coping with boredom and feeling happy.
White House Drug Czar John Walters calls attitudes like these “troubling”. He says the survey highlights the need for an aggressive public education campaign, and that young people need to be better informed about the dangers of the highly addictive stimulant.

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