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Meth Prevention Program Teaches Kids a Valuable Lesson

Georgia teachers, administrators, counselors and parents pleaded for a meth intervention in middle and high school classrooms. The Georgia Prevention Project responded with the Meth Prevention Lesson (MPL), an online educational tool offered to teachers to enable them to educate students about the dangers of methamphetamine use.

The MPL communicates the risks of meth use through powerful images and stories of real experiences that teenagers have faced from using meth. It provides middle and high school teachers with engaging, easy-to-use materials that bring to life the breadth of research on the subject in a way that is highly interactive and accessible to young people.

For the first time, The Georgia Prevention Project introduced the MPL in Dublin-Laurens County to middle school students at East Laurens Middle School. During the 2014-2015 school year, we will target more schools in southeast Georgia, as we work tirelessly to expand our reach. The Georgia Prevention Project will also create an Rx Abuse Prevention Lesson to be taught in middle and high schools.

We encourage all Georgia school districts to partner with us to conduct system-wide teacher trainings on the MPL. To date we have trained approximately 375 teachers, who then instructed more than 10,000 students.

Educators who need access to the webinar for the Meth Prevention Lesson, or administrators who want training information, please call us at 404-500-4373 or email lpatrick@georgiapreventionproject.org.