When it comes to methamphetamine use, Nevada holds a dubious distinction.
According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the state leads the nation in the number of people who have used meth in their lifetime as well as in the past year and last 30 days.
Now, community leaders are trying to fight back with the help of a 30-minute documentary, "Crystal Darkness: Meth's Deadly Assault on Nevada's Youth," to be shown at 7:30 p-m Tuesday on nearly every Reno television station.
State and local elected officials, including Governor Jim Gibbons and his wife, Dawn, have appeared in television public service announcements urging parents to watch the show with their children.
The documentary was produced by Reno advertising agency owner
Michael Reynolds with the help of donations from various sources.
The TV stations are showing it for free.
Trained counselors will man telephone lines during and after the show for those seeking help.
The show is being presented by Secret Witness and other anti-meth groups.