A new computer-based drug prevention program designed to help teachers show fifth- and sixth-graders how to resist methamphetamine was shown in action Nov. 2 at Callanan Middle School in Des Moines, Iowa.

"Life or Meth: What's the Cost?" operates like a computer game, leading children through different animated scenarios that serve as interactive lessons. Students must respond to questions for the program to continue.

Karen Sievers, a sixth-grade science teacher at Callanan, said the program is what she's been looking for to help her talk to students about the


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