Georgia Meth Project takes anti-meth message to classroom - FOX13 News, WHBQ FOX 13

Georgia Meth Project takes anti-meth message to classroom

Posted: Updated:
FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. -

The Georgia Meth Project has been working for the last three years to bring their shocking anti-drug message to the masses. Now, they've found a way to fight meth use from inside Georgia's classrooms.

"We don't have to dress anything up about this program. Meth is really hard stuff and it really hits these kids hard. And we need to tell them and show them that this is the reality of methamphetamines," said the Executive Director of the Georgia Meth Project, Jim Langford.

The new curriculum is a structured lesson plan that teachers can use to deter students from even trying the drug one time. Videos and testimonies from actual addicts are teaching tools, and it appears to be having an effect on the 8th graders at Barrett's Mill Middle School in Fayetteville.

"I thought it was horrifying to see all those things that happen because of meth," said student Holly Nelson.

Student Ziarre Walker says she didn't know about the dangers of meth, and what the drug's ingredients could do to the body.

The curriculum is available free to all Georgia educators, and the Georgia Meth Project is hoping for a huge payoff.

"It kind of made me not want to do meth. It's pretty disgusting, and I just didn't find it too cool," said Walker.

To download the free curriculum, click here!

  • Good Day ArchiveMore>>

  • Back to School Jamboree with Hosea Feed The Hungry

    Back to School Jamboree with Hosea Feed The Hungry

    Hosea Feed the Hungry will host their annual Back to School Jamboree on Sunday, July 13, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at Turner Field. Children will receive a backpack filled with school supplies.

    Hosea Feed the Hungry will host their annual Back to School Jamboree on Sunday, July 13, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at Turner Field. Children will receive a backpack filled with school supplies.

  • Outlet Mall shopping secrets

    Outlet Mall shopping secrets

    Friday, August 29 2014 10:43 AM EDT2014-08-29 14:43:26 GMT
    I think this is what many of us assume about outlet mall shopping -- we get rock bottom prices on everything from clothes to housewares on brand names that are either leftovers from last year or this year's overstock. Well, it's not quite like that.
    I think this is what many of us assume about outlet mall shopping -- we get rock bottom prices on everything from clothes to housewares on brand names that are either leftovers from last year or this year's overstock. Well, it's not quite like that.
  • Good Day Atlanta

    Pike Nurseries: Labor Day entertaining and planting

    Pike Nurseries: Labor Day entertaining and planting

    Friday, August 29 2014 9:08 AM EDT2014-08-29 13:08:02 GMT
     Did you know that Pike Nurseries has a Pinterest Board that is chock-full of great entertaining ideas for the Holiday Weekend?
     Did you know that Pike Nurseries has a Pinterest Board that is chock-full of great entertaining ideas for the Holiday Weekend?
Powered by WorldNow

WHBQ-TV | Fox 13
485 S. Highland St.
Memphis, TN 38111

Main Station: (901) 320-1313
Newsroom: (901) 320-1340

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices