The purpose of the Drug Endangered Children (DEC) Program is to increase statewide public awareness of the prevalence and dangers of methamphetamine (meth), especially to Arizona's children. Citizens can learn how to protect themselves and others from the dangers associated with home-based meth labs. Professionals working with drug-endangered children can access the calendar of training events and other helpful information posted on the DEC site.
We unrelentingly pursue safety for children exposed to the extreme dangers of drug-abuse environments in a manner that gives the child the best opportunity for a happy and productive future. Our efforts involve government agencies, private organizations and the general public working in collaboration to aggressively:
- Prevent drug abuse
- Provide resources to children when drug abuse prevention efforts fail
- Break the cycle of drug abuse caused by those who manufacture, sell and use drugs.
Adapted from the National Steering Committee for the Advancement and Adoption of the Concept of Drug Endangered Children.