Choose Your Natural State

Choose Me Over Meth

CHOOSE ME
CHOOSE ME
CHOOSE ME
CHOOSE ME
Life in its natural state is full of gifts. Commit to choosing the things that matter most – like your family, your future and your community – over meth.

FIND HELP IN YOUR AREA

FACT
Arkansas leads the country in methamphetamine use.[1]
500 people in the United States try meth for the first time each day.[2]
FACT

FACTS

  • Meth is the principal drug threat in Arkansas.[3]
  • 2 million people in the U.S. aged 12 years+ use meth in any given year.[4]
  • 2x the number of co-occurring opioid and methamphetamine use from 2011 to 2017.[5]
  • 4x the amount of overdose deaths from methamphetamine in Arkansas since 2014.[6]
  • 142 lives were taken by meth in Arkansas in 2020.[7]

CONTACTS

In Partnership With:
Arkansas Department of Human Services Division of Aging, Adult, & Behavioral Health Services
State of Arkansas Office of Drug Director
University of Arkansas at Little Rock MidSOUTH Center for Prevention and Training
Rise Above Alcohol & Drugs (RAAD)
This publication was made possible by Grant Number 1B08TI083526-01 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Arkansas Department of Human Services Division of Adult, Aging, and Behavioral Services (DAABHS).

  1. https://region8news.files.wordpress.com/2020/02/2020_mh_signals_report.pdf
  2. https://www.samhsa.gov/meth
  3. https://www.justice.gov/archive/ndic/pubs6/6184/meth.htm
  4. https://www.samhsa.gov/meth
  5. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0376871618306872
  6. https://www.dps.arkansas.gov/crime-info-support/arkansas-state-crime-lab/
  7. https://www.dps.arkansas.gov/crime-info-support/arkansas-state-crime-lab/
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