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Meth Project Chairman Testifies Before U.S. Senate Finance Committee
Date:9/18/2007

e Meth Project's prevention program, and I commend Mr. Siebel for his commitment to this issue. I call on my colleagues to make resources available to implement the Meth Project program nationally."

Despite encouraging results at the state level, the Meth epidemic continues to gain ground nationally. A recent study by the National Association of Counties (NACo) found that 47% of county sheriffs across the country report Meth as their number one drug problem -- more than cocaine (21%) and marijuana (22%) combined. Additionally, 49% percent have seen an increase in the last three years in the number of teens abusing the drug.(ii)

Siebel testified at the Finance Committee Hearing, "Breaking the Methamphetamine Supply Chain: Meeting Challenges at the Border." Other witnesses included Joseph T. Rannazzisi, Deputy Assistant Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration; Christy A. McCampbell, Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Department of State's Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs; and Matthew C. Allen, Deputy Assistant Director for the Office of Investigations, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement at the Department of Homeland Security.

About the Meth Project

The Meth Project is a national non-profit organization headquartered in Palo Alto, California, aimed at significantly reducing first-time Meth use through public service messaging, public policy, and community outreach. The Montana Meth Project, Arizona Meth Project, Idaho Meth Project, and other state affiliates implement the Meth Project prevention programs in their respective states. The Meth Project is funded by a grant from the Siebel Foundation. For more information, visit http://www.methproject.org.

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