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Use this release to announce availability of Drug Wars: Crank County in newspapers and on TV/radio. Instructions: Substitute your own information for the material in boldface.

NEWS RELEASE

Today’s Date: January 22, 2004 For Immediate Use

Contact:Ira Lee, 892-1234 Sally Forth, 782-5678

Drug Wars program examines methamphetamine addictions

[Your agency name] will offer a special substance abuse prevention program Tuesday, January 27. The half-hour-long program will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the YMCA meeting room at 321 May Street.

The program will look at what our community can do to address the growing problem of methamphetamine abuse, according to Ira Lee, community resources director. This program speaks to what meth can do to families and individuals, how it affects the brain, the problems it causes for law enforcement, and how users risk stroke, liver damage, exposure to noxious fumes, and even death.

Lee indicated that the presentation will include a new video called Drug Wars: Crank County. “It’s basically a call to action,” said Lee of the video. “It shows us as citizens how we each can play a role in eliminating the scourge of drug abuse.”

If you cannot attend the meeting on Tuesday, contact [agency name] at 782-5678 if you have questions or would like to borrow the video. It is recommended for viewing by students of all ages, parent-teacher organizations, civic groups, and community/neighborhood watch groups.

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