Impact

Illustrating the Daniels Fund's impact in the communities we serve

Colorado Meth Project

A Daniels Fund Impact Story

Grant Profile:
General Operating Support
Grant Funding Area:
Alcoholism and Substance Abuse
Grant Impact Area:
Prevention
Grant Year:
2009
Grant Amount:
$750,000.00

Grant purpose:  To help continue the Meth Project prevention campaign efforts statewide in Colorado.

How this organization is helping make lives better:   Colorado ranks #8 in the country for total Methamphetamine usage in 2008by people aged 12 and older.  More than 40% of Meth users in Colorado started at 17 or younger. 

Started in 2008, the Colorado Meth Project is a large-scale Methamphetamine prevention program for youth ages 12 to 25.  The program works to reduce Meth use through public service messaging, public policy, and community outreach.  Central to the program is a marketing campaign that graphically communicates the risks of Meth use. 

The Meth Project was first launched as the Montana Meth Project in Montana in 2005, and since its inception has seen incredible results.  Meth use among teens in Montana has declined by 63%; Meth-related crime has dropped 62%; and workers testing positive for meth have declined by 72%, the largest drop in the country.

Impact story:

“That’s the only word for it: amazing! I think that what you guys are doing is simply inspirational. I’ve never done Meth but I know someone who has recently gotten help to quit because of the Meth Project. I see billboards everywhere and I’ve seen all the commercials and it still astounds me. Thank you.” -  Shannon, Age 17



For more information, please contact:
Colorado Meth Project
11880 Upham Street Suite F
Broomfield, CO   80020
Visit Us:
Online: http://coloradomethproject.org/
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