As METH is a growing problem and more lives are affected in our area every day, there is now a day set aside for awareness. Local groups Marshfield Clinic Health System, NorthwoodsCoalition, and Alliance for Wisconsin Youth in partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Justice and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services encourage organizations and individuals to take action on KNOW METH AWARENESS DAY. This day is an opportunity for everyone in Wisconsin to learn more about the dangers of methamphetamine use and addiction, and what actions can be taken to preventit.
Meth is becoming more prevalent in our state. From 2011 to 2016, meth availability in Wisconsin increased 250% according to the 2016 Wisconsin Methamphetamine Study.