West Oahu Teens Join Anti-meth Campaign
Methamphetamine has been Hawaii’s No. 1 drug problem for decades, and Hawaii Meth Project and its Teen Advisory Council have spent the last five years trying to change that via public-awareness campaigns and outreach.
Among the students inducted into the 2014-2015 council are three West Oahu students. Malia Bush and Kaheela Reid, both seniors at Campbell High School, join Erica Brenner, a junior at Island Pacific Academy, in representing the West side on the 22-member council, and they’re all eager to help spread the message — particularly to their fellow teens.
“I want to do my part to help educate my peers about the negative effects that first-time and continued drug abuse can have. I believe that teenagers want to hear this from someone their own age they can relate to, so I’m dedicated to becoming a person they can turn to for help, especially if they are fighting addiction,” Reid stated on HMP’s website.
While Jordan and Reid are new to the council, this will be Brenner’s second year with the group.
HMP was founded in 2009, and is one of six state affiliates of the nationwide The Meth Project. For more information, visit hawaiimethproject.org.