'Know Meth' campaign launches next phase

Posted at 5:42 PM, Jun 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-04 18:42:08-04

The 'Know Meth' campaign started back in January, but leaders say they're  rolling out the second phase now, hoping to raise even more awareness and find a solution. 

Attorney General Brad Schimel was in De Pere today to discuss the next phase of the campaign.

He says meth can destroy a person's brain, and it's tough to get them back to the person they were before the addiction.

One of the biggest concerns, he says, is that "meth use" will continue to grow, comparing it to the opioid epidemic.

"Watching the adults that you trust in your life abuse drugs is an a severe adverse childhood experience, and we know that those experiences are making those kids much more likely to go on and do the same kind of behavior to deal with that emotional trauma," Schimel says.

Schimel says it isn't enough to just bust the drug dealers but to help those addicted find help.

The state is investing $225,000 into this campaign.

If you or someone you know needs help.. call the number you see here on the bottom of your screen. 1-800-662-4357. For more information on 'Know Meth,' click here.