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Idaho Meth Project: Teens see greater drug risk

BOISE — A new survey by the Idaho Meth Project shows that more teens believe it’s risky to use methamphetamine than in 2007, but that belief doesn’t yet appear to be changing any behaviors.

The Idaho Meth Project commissioned the survey to see if its gritty and graphic anti-meth advertising campaign has been effective. The survey questions were nearly identical to one the project commissioned before the campaign began.

The recent results show that about 82 percent of teens say there is great or moderate risk in trying the drug once or twice. That’s a five point increase compared to 2007.

But about one in five say using meth would make them feel happy, and nearly one in four say their friends would tacitly approve of them using meth. Those numbers were consistent with the 2007 survey results.

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