CA Health & Safety Code Section 11773


Subject to Section 11773.1, the department shall develop and implement a statewide prevention campaign designed to deter the abuse of methamphetamine in California.


(1)The department may design the campaign to deter initial and continued use of methamphetamine.


The department may also design the campaign to target communities or populations that use methamphetamine at a greater rate than the general population, communities or populations in which the transmission and contraction of HIV and AIDS, hepatitis C, and other diseases is significantly related to methamphetamine use, communities or populations in which the use of methamphetamine is likely to have a negative effect on children, communities or populations at risk due to the environmental damage caused by the methamphetamine production, and any other community or population that is at a high risk of methamphetamine use or addiction.


In determining the intended audience of the campaign, the department shall give priority to communities or populations in which the use of methamphetamine is most likely to be deterred by the campaign. In determining which communities or populations to include in the audience of the campaign, the department shall rely on evidence from published reports, the experience of other drug abuse prevention programs, and other relevant sources.


(1)The department shall, in the implementation of the program, use a variety of media to convey its messages to its intended audiences. This media may include, but need not be limited to, television, radio, billboards, print media, and the Internet.


The department may use a variety of marketing and community outreach programs to convey its message, including, but not limited to, programs at schools, fairs, conventions, and other venues.


The department shall conduct and base the development of its messages on market research, including, but not limited to, opinion polling and focus groups, to determine which messages would be most effective in deterring methamphetamine use within particular communities or populations.


The department may incorporate information regarding drug addiction treatment programs into messages meant for individuals who are addicted to methamphetamine.


In implementing the campaign, the department shall work with public and private organizations to extend its message to a wide range of venues and media outlets.


The department may contract with private or public organizations for the development and implementation of the campaign.


The department shall conduct research to measure the effect of the prevention campaign and shall annually report its findings to the chairpersons of the appropriate Senate and Assembly Health committees.


This section shall become inoperative on July 1, 2013.
Last Updated

Aug. 19, 2023

§ 11773’s source at ca​.gov