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National Drug Policy Office Lauds Utah Methamphetamine Campaign

National Drug Policy Office Lauds Utah Methamphetamine Campaign



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The U.S. drug czar is applauding Utah's efforts to curb methamphetamine use.

The former Iron County attorney, Scott Burns was here last week to praise a new Utah Health Department advertising campaign that seeks to reduce local demand for the highly addictive drug.

Now with the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, Burns says Mexico is the source of most of the marijuana and meth in Utah.

The most common users are young mothers. Burns says meth uses are jailed more often than other drug users and are also more violent.

In crystallized form meth is its most potent and most common. It can be eaten, smoked or injected.

Statistics estimate about 20 million Americans use illicit drugs, with 1.5 million of those using meth.

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Information from: Deseret Morning News

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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