By: Sloane Hughes
The war on drugs has been a long one. There ‘s no one place in this country (or really any country) that is exempt or untouched by drug addiction and abuse, and unfortunately solving this national health crisis is an issue that polarizes just about everybody. The one thing we can all agree on though is it ‘s not a problem that will go away on its own or by simply ignoring it, so the first step is awareness, and South Dakota just launched an anti-drug campaign that, uhh, really got everyone ‘s attention.
According to state ‘s Department of Social Services, meth use among teenagers in South Dakota is twice the national average, and as the Department Secretary, Laurie Gill, told NBC, South Dakota “saw a 200 percent increase in people seeking treatment with the primary diagnosis of meth addiction. ‘
That ‘s a big problem.
So on November 18, South Dakota ‘s Department of Social Services announced their new, half a million dollar campaign to do something about it… and the tagline is “METH. WE ‘RE ON IT. ‘