In 2013 The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids acquired the Meth Project from the Meth Project Foundation – the national organization that created The Meth Project’s renowned and effective methamphetamine prevention program. The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids took over the management of the foundation’s creative assets, prevention tools, and family of websites, including MethProject.org. As a local member of The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, the Georgia Prevention Project continues to operate the Georgia Meth Project.
The Georgia Prevention Project, through its relationship with the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, is a participant in The Medicine Abuse Project. The Medicine Abuse Project is a five-year action campaign that aims to prevent half a million teens from abusing medicine by the year 2017.
The campaign provides comprehensive resources for health care providers, parents and caregivers, law enforcement officials, educators, and others so that everyone can take a stand and help end medicine abuse. The Medicine Abuse Project also has a website that includes information about prevention of prescription drug abuse, painkiller addiction, and over-the-counter (OTC) medicine abuse. It provides information on how to properly dispose of medicine, how to safeguard the medicine in your home, and it lists medicine abuse facts about the most abused prescription drugs.
The Cardinal Health Foundation, in partnership with The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy, has developed a very robust set of tools to reach audiences from teens, to parents, to college students, older adults and now employers. We are very happy to partner with them to spread the use of these materials broadly throughout Georgia.