In 2004, Hawaii residents were introduced to Corey and Nickie, two dumpster-diving teens whose families were ravaged by crystal methamphetamine, drug abuse and poverty.
The two boys were featured in an hour-long documentary, Life or Meth: Hawaii’s Youth. It was simulcast on all major TV stations in the islands, as part of an unprecedented public awareness campaign to fight against a growing epidemic.
At the time, Hawaii ranked first in the country for crystal methamphetamine use, and there had been several high-profile cases playing out in the news that highlighted just how deeply the drug had burrowed into the community.
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