Substance Abuse, whether from alcohol or legal or illegal drugs, is a disease that takes priority over all other human needs. The cravings and dependent behaviors put the drugs or alcohol above your children, career or even your basic needs. If you or someone you know and care about are caught in the ravages of addiction, seek treatment.
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Comprehensive Addiction report: Community Methamphetamine Prevention Plan
Community Coalition: 2stopmeth.org
The mission of the Butte County Methamphetamine Strike Force is to eliminate methamphetamine from Butte County by supporting local prevention, treatment, and enforcement efforts. The Strike Force has subcommittees that work on accomplishing objectives to make the mission a reality. Community education is an important aspect of prevention. The articles posted here are written by the Strike Force and printed in the Mercury Register, the local Oroville newspaper.