Committed to Fighting the Evil of Methamphetamine

Today is National Methamphetamine Awareness Day and Rep. Boswell is a co-chair of the Congressional Caucus to Fight and Control Methamphetamine

Today, November 30 is National Methamphetamine Awareness Day. As co-chair of the Congressional Caucus to Fight and Control Methamphetamine, I am committed to eliminating the manufacturing and use of methamphetamine across our nation. With over 140 members, the Caucus has continually worked to educate our colleagues and eradicate this epidemic that faces our country.

In 2004, 73,000 drug-related emergency room visits involved methamphetamine affecting not only adults but also children. Methamphetamine does not discriminate about your sex, race, religion, educational background, where you live, or your economic status. It has a devastating impact on families and communities—ruining countless lives. We must ensure that federal, state and local law enforcement agencies have the resources they need to effectively fight meth.

We have made progress in this fight. But more needs to be done. In the 110th Congress, I will continue to work with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to educate and find new ways to treat and prevent the use and manufacturing of methamphetamines.