Anti-meth Ad Project Erika DiTomaso, David Argueta, Jenna Freda
Physical Effects of Meth • Rotted, decaying teeth • Scarred face • Makes you look older • Acne, sores, scars • Picked skin from hallucinations
Meth • Methamphetamine is the most potent form of amphetamine. • Meth has a high chance of being abused and becoming addicted. • While high on meth it can cause you to feel: • Hyperactive • Insomnia • Numbness • Palpitations • Plus many more • Methamphetamine can have life threatening effects such as: • Dilutions • Obsessive compulsive behaviors • Brain damage • Memory loss • Among many other effects
“Researcher says anti-meth ads don’t work..” • Skeptics of the Meth Project • Reporter Sarah Fenske of the Phoenix NewTimes • She didn’t believe there was enough evidence that this would work • Doctoral student David Erceg-Hurn • He wrote a detail report explaining the project wasn’t working • Issues during the Meth Project: • Employees of the Attorney General were being laid off instead of cancelling the project which had a cost of about 5 million.
Results from the Meth Project • Info prior to Meth Project: • “Teen Meth use in 2006 was almost twice the national average”* • “14 is the average age that Arizona teens first try Meth”* *Quote from Arizona Meth Project Website • Info after Meth Project: • Hailed by the White House as one of the nation’s most powerful anti-drug programs • As the project continued data showed that, “Lifetime Meth use declined by over 50% among 8th and 10th graders”