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Rusche: Other Reasons For Meth Drop

Rep. John Rusche, D-Lewiston, posted this comment on HucksOnline this AM: "Several changes have happened in the time period besides the Idaho Meth Project. Sales of pseudoephedrine, a raw material used in meth production, began to be regulated at the state level and then federally (for large quantities). Communities started drug courts and other interventions to treat and prevent. And youth awareness campaigns through the meth project and others broadened awareness in kids. Success is not just due to the Meth Project which has received between $500,000 and $1 million in state money annually. Drug use prevention and substance abuse treatment, for meth and other substances, will continue to be needed. Our current state budget situation makes ongoing support difficult but essential."

Question: Do you know someone whose life was destroyed -- or badly harmed -- by meth?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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