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Partnership for a Drug-Free America and Colorado Springs Police Department Introduce Methamphetamine Prevention Program to Colorado Law Enforcement

FORT COLLINS, Colo., Sept. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, at the annual conference of the Colorado Drug Investigators Association, the Partnership for a Drug-Free America, along with the Colorado Springs Police Department, announced the statewide availability of a community outreach program designed to raise awareness and reduce demand for the highly addictive illicit drug methamphetamine.

The program, called Meth360(R), was created by the Partnership, and is currently operating in 14 states, Colorado among them. Meth360 pairs up teams of local law enforcement officers with substance abuse prevention and treatment professionals to deliver meth-awareness presentations delivered at local businesses and civic organizations, professional meetings, schools and parent groups.

In early 2007, the Colorado Springs Police Department was approached by the Partnership for a Drug-Free America and the Police Executive Research Forum to be the lead law enforcement agency for Meth360 in Colorado, and to initiate the program in their area. Since that time, representatives from local drug prevention and treatment organizations have joined with the CSPD to deliver Meth360 presentations throughout the community.

"Meth continues to be a challenge for law enforcement across the state of Colorado, and it's important to remain vigilant in our efforts to fight it, said Commander Rick Millwright of the Colorado Springs Police Department. "The Meth360 program is a powerful tool that complements existing community outreach efforts, and helps law enforcement and social services work together to mobilize communities to fight this threat. We encourage all Colorado communities to consider adopting Meth360."

The Partnership is now offering Meth360 to all Colorado communities wishing to adopt it through a new suite of web-based resources at

Meth360 Online features all tools and resources needed to implement the program, including downloadable, multimedia Meth360 presentations as well as an online tutorial offering comprehensive information about methamphetamine and guidance on delivering the presentation. The site also houses a social network, allowing presenters within communities and across the country to coordinate their efforts and share experiences.

"The tremendous response to Meth360, both from our law enforcement partners and audiences who have seen the presentation, reaffirms that communities are a willing and powerful ally in stopping meth," said Mike Townsend, executive vice president at the Partnership. "As concern about this drug continues to spread, motivating parents and concerned citizens to learn about meth's dangers and spread the word is more critical than ever. We are pleased to offer Meth360 as a tool to help Colorado communities work together against meth and future drug threats."

Once a threat confined to the West, methamphetamine now affects every state in the country. Federal restrictions on the precursor chemicals needed to manufacture meth have contributed to a sharp decline in meth labs nationwide. However, the Drug Enforcement Administration now reports that at least 75 percent of all meth used in the United States is imported from superlabs in Mexico and trafficked throughout the country.

Meth360 is funded by grants from the United States Department of Justice's Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. The program was first launched in four states in 2006, and is expanding to ten additional states throughout 2007.

For more information about methamphetamine, please visit

The Partnership for a Drug-Free America is a nonprofit organization uniting communications professionals, scientists and parents. Best known for its national drug-education campaign, the Partnership's mission is to reduce illicit drug use in America.

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