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    To clear up some misundertandings on the Idaho Meth Project according to www.idahomethproject.org:
    "Since the Idaho Meth Project is entirely funded through the generous contributions of private individuals, corporations, and foundations, we need your support."
    THE PROBLEM
    As of January 2008, Idaho was overwhelmed by methamphetamine abuse:

    •1 in 5 Idaho teens saw little or no risk in trying Meth once or twice
    •63% of Idaho felony drug court participants indicated that Meth was their drug of choice
    •80% of the child placements by the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare were directly related to drug abuse with Meth being the most prevalent drug of choice

    Just ask any of the community treatment providers or local law enforcement about the current substance use, I am sure you will see Methamphetamine at the top of the list for adults.

    What the Idaho Meth Project has accomplished according to the Idaho Market Results since January 2008:

    •63% of teens (up 8 points) and 77% (up 9 points) of young adults now believe there is "great risk" in taking Meth just once or twice
    •At least eight in ten teens and young adults believe there is "great" or "moderate risk" of the following after trying the drug once
    •87% of Idaho parents say that they have discussed Meth with their teens in the past year, with half (49%) of parents reporting that television ads prompted the discussion (up 24 points)
    Do we have a methamphetamine problem in Idaho? YES
    Are the billboards and commercials effective? Yes
    Are your tax dollars going to fund the Idaho Meth Project? NO, it is a non-profit organization
    Does Debbie Field take a salary from the Idaho Meth Project? NO
    Please get all facts before posting

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