Friday, November 30th, is National Methamphetamine Awareness Day and with the opioid epidemic taking over headlines across the country, officials with the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office are reminding people of the dangers associated with methamphetamine abuse.
The day was developed to highlight the nationwide efforts to increase awareness and decrease demand of this highly addictive and dangerous drug.
Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner says that meth use is increasing across the country, and that the drug is highly addictive and tends to make people feel as though they can do anything.
"As a result, people who use methamphetamine typically engage in risky lifestyles and are four-and-a-half times more likely to die than people who are drug free,” says Tyner.
Current year-to-date, detectives from the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office have seized four pounds of methamphetamine.