"Parents that started out being good, once on meth, start neglecting, abusing, and losing their children."
Dottie Jarrett, DFCS
"We are a drug free workplace. We have had success in hiring rehabilitated addicts – giving them the means to fulfill responsibilities and build a better life and are doing so."
Randall Fox, Fox Systems
"We have seen significant adverse medical effects on both individual patients and their families in our community because of methamphetamine."
Dr. Brent Box, M.D., Northwest Georgia Medical Group
"We have seen the effects of meth use on our clients and their families across the range of services we provide. It is no longer a threat: it is a reality."
Judy Howerton, Gordon County Health Dept.
"CAM has been a driving force-encouraging progress toward the establishment of a drug court in Gordon County"
Scott Smith, Superior Court Judge
"Chamber member businesses are learning a great deal about the meth epidemic and how to deal with it from CAM."
Shawn Mashburn, Chamber of Commerce
"As a former meth addict, I am so thankful to have an organization such as CAM working to prevent others from suffering the pains I endured."
"There is strength in numbers. Families Anonymous and CAM are instrumental in recovery"
Nancy Weaver, Founding Member CAM
"As middle school teacher I am blessed to teach young influential children on a daily basis. The key word is influential. What these children see and hear usually become part of their behavior and habit in their young adult lives and then carry over to their adult lives. We like to think that positive role modeling by parents and relatives at home is a normal occurrence, but the truth is that in Gordon County, I have had way too many students tell me about Methamphetamine use in their families. One of my units I cover in Health Class is drug resistance and awareness and every time I cover Meth there is a student who approaches me about what they see in their homes, how it looks like Meth and what they should do about it. This is a two edge sword because if they try to ignore it they will become caught up in the Meth mess and if they report it they become the victim of being taken away from their family and usually moved out of the area to live with a safe family member or a foster parent. We need more positive outside influence in our schools and we need to create a community safe net for these children and a society that rejects illegal drug use and embraces action groups that will educate and play a positive roll in the community"
Coach Joe Naymick, Health Instructor, Ashworth Middle School