KGW-TV covered Oregon’s meth problem in an 11 p.m. broadcast last night, making special mention of Lines for Life’s success in reducing the drug supply. In 2006, we campaigned at the state level to create the toughest pseudoephedrine laws in the U.S.
By making pseudoephedrine (an ingredient in over-the-counter cough syrup) much more difficult to obtain, meth cookers lost easy access to one of the essential building blocks of the drug.
The story also notes that Lines for Life provides crisis support for those addicted to the drug (about 1.2 million U.S. residents, according to the latest figures from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health).
David Westbrook, LFL’s chief operating officer, also comments in the story on Oregon’s on-going battle against meth. Watch video