The Georgia Prevention Project is a statewide prevention program aimed at reducing the use of dangerous drugs among teens and young adults. We accomplish our work through awareness campaigns, educational programming and strategic partnerships with national and community based organizations.
The Georgia Prevention Project evolved from the Georgia Meth Project. Riding the momentum of the successful “Not Even Once” meth prevention campaign, The Georgia Prevention Project is poised to multiply its impact even further by expanding its focus to include prescription drug abuse.
Our areas of focus are determined by the latest research indicating current drug trends posing the greatest risks and danger to Georgia’s youth. Georgia survey statistics show that 24 percent of Georgia teens say they have taken a prescription drug that was not prescribed to them. Between 2000 and 2012, the number of Georgia hospital admissions for overdoses of opiates – not including heroin – jumped by almost 1,000 percent.
The Georgia Prevention Project will continue its strong focus on the Meth problem while helping bring attention to a new threat to the health and future of our youth.
Our mission is to partner with community members, schools, and prevention professionals to develop strategy, build coalitions, and provide drug education and resources to prevent substance abuse among teens and young adults in GA.
Our vision is to become the leading authority for substance abuse prevention, drug education, and advocacy so all Georgia youth will be able to live their lives free of substance abuse.