Stopping Meth Abuse In Oklahoma

Tuesday, January 6th 2009, 2:44 pm
By: News On 6

TULSA, OK -- Mayors across Oklahoma are challenging residents to host watch parties during the January 13 airing of Crystal Darkness Oklahoma.

Watch parties across the state are being scheduled for the 30-minute documentary, which portrays the devastating impact meth has on Oklahoma families and communities.

The News On 6 and CW 12/19 along with other Oklahoma TV stations will show the documentary at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 13.

Crystal Darkness Oklahoma is a coalition of Oklahomans working together to stop methamphetamine in our state.

Crystal Darkness Oklahoma is co-chaired by Oklahoma First Lady Kim Henry and Wes Lane, president of the Burbridge Foundation and former Oklahoma County district attorney.

Tulsa Mayor Kathy Taylor calls meth an "incredibly dangerous drug."

"It is crippling many communities in our state and we have to find ways of reaching out to all Oklahomans and begin to address substance abuse in a comprehensive way," Kathy Taylor said. "Crystal Darkness Oklahoma is going to help us touch those who have been affected by narcotics and allow us to begin guiding them on their road to recovery."

Call centers will be set up across the state during the documentary's airing.

Oklahomans can call 211 the night of the documentary and the days following to receive aid in their fight against meth. They can also call the number to report meth activity in their community.

Right now, 160 watch parties are scheduled across Oklahoma.

For more information and to schedule a watch party, visit

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