Methamphetamine, Meth, Ice is probably the greatest drug threat in Hawaii. While it’s not the greatest substance of abuse or dependence for youth, methamphetamine is the #1 substance for over 50% of adults seeking substance abuse treatment.*
Because methamphetamine is so highly addictive and prevalent in our state, Hawaii Meth Project’s “Not Even Once” prevention message to youth is vitally important. CDFH carries this message to youth and families through in-school presentations, community events, and online.
The Meth Project’s media, educational materials, and promotional items are available at HawaiiMethProject.org. Resources including the Meth Prevention Lesson for schools provide teens in middle and high school with the facts, tools, and resources to understand the risks of methamphetamine, and to positively influence their peers. It also provides teachers with engaging, easy-to-use materials to lead a 45-minute class.
If you have any questions or need resources, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (808) 545-3228 x34.
*In the ADAD-Funded Adult Admissions by Primary Substance for Fiscal Year 2013-14 through Fiscal Year 2016-17, methamphetamine use increased from 48.6% to 53.4%. Alcohol use decreased from 24.8% to 20.0%, and marijuana use decreased from 15.0% to 12.4%. (ADAD 2017 Annual Report to the Hawaii Legislature)