Aug 12: Dads Army 2, Assassins 2; Coulby 2, Relentless 7; Ormesby 2, Meths 6; Chelski 4, Tollesby 2; ASC 2, Malv Pk 0; B'garth 1, Acklam 5.
Aug 19: Chelski 5, Relentless 0; Tollesby 3, Ormesby 0; Acklam 1, ASC 4; Dads Army 2, Malv Pk 2; Assassins 5, B'garth 0; Coulby 0, Meths 3.
Aug 26: Tollesby 5, Dynamo Meths 3; Malvern Park 2, B'garth 1; Chelski 3, Coulby 0; Assassins 0, Acklam 3; Ormesby 2, Relentless 1; Dads Army 1, ASC 5.
While teen use of methamphetamine (meth) remained relatively constant across the nation from 2005 to 2007, it fell by forty-five percent in Montana.
These positive developments reflect the work of the Meth Project, a large(5) scale marketing campaign designed to discourage meth use among teenagers.
This Article describes the meth problem, the Meth Project, the results it produced in Montana, and some key features of its model.
"Meth makes crack look like candy." (10) This sentiment, expressed by a midwestern sheriff, is commonplace among law enforcement officials, treatment professionals, and others on the front lines of the battle against this drug.
Meth operates on the pleasure chemistry of the brain.
The initial rush experienced by a meth user is followed by a euphoric high that lasts eight to twenty-four hours, much longer than the relatively brief high induced by crack cocaine.
While meth can be purchased for a low price, it exacts a very high price on the health and well-being of the user.
Normal life experiences no longer produce pleasure, and may cease to matter at all to many meth addicts.
The social and economic costs of the meth epidemic are staggering.