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Two nonprofit substance abuse prevention groups join forces

March 15, 2013
by Shannon Brys, Associate Editor
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The Partnership at Drugfree.org and the Meth project, two of the nation's nonprofits focused on teen substance abuse, announced that they have joined together.

The Meth Project’s public education programs, advertising campaigns, prevention tools, and family of websites, including MethProject.org, will now be a part of The Partnership’s comprehensive national efforts to reduce substance abuse among teens. The individual state Meth Project organizations will continue their local education, community action, school outreach, and teen advocacy initiatives, operating as members of The Partnership at Drugfree.org.

“Incorporating the Meth Project into our efforts is an extension of The Partnership’s commitment of more than a decade to push back against meth, and it comes at a crucial time when funding for vital prevention programs has been slashed and in some cases zeroed out of the federal government’s budget,” said The Partnership at Drugfree.org President and CEO Steve Pasierb.

Since 2005, there has been a 47% decrease in federal funding for drug prevention programs.

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, methamphetamine is one of the greatest drug threats to the nation. The agency recently reported that meth is at its highest levels of availability, purity and lowest cost since 2005.

The Meth Project's prevention programs have been credited with reducing teen meth use in multiple states, and the Project was cited by the White House as one of the most effective prevention programs in history and a model for the nation.

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