Earth versus Rx
National Rx Drug Take Back Day SATURDAY!

April 25, 2017

Earth Day was this past weekend, so let’s talk about prescription drugs (Rx) and the environment. If you have ever been to one of our events, sat through one of our classroom presentations, or follow us on social media, you know that one of our many goals at the Georgia Prevention Project is to promote…

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Awareness and Action In Personal Recovery

April 19, 2017

“Awareness requires a rupture with the world we take for granted; then old categories of experience are called into question and revised” – Shoshana Zuboff In recovery meetings, I often hear that awareness is something to be obtained. It is discussed as if I will stumble upon it, maybe as I once did with the…

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Prom Season! A Time to Celebrate!

April 10, 2017

We are looking at a little under two months left in this school year. As the school year prepares to break for the summer, there are a lot of reasons to celebrate. One of the glamourous milestones on the journey to graduation is prom season. Students anticipate this joyous occasion while their parents prepare to…

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Acclaimed Author Speaks at GPP Event

April 03, 2017

Today the Georgia Prevention Project brought together community members from the Metro-Atlanta area to discuss the ongoing, and ever growing, opioid epidemic. Popular national speaker and author of Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic, Sam Quinones, spoke to attendees about his extensive research in how the opiate epidemic got started. Quinones is an…

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Erin’s Story

March 21, 2017

Hi everyone! My name is Erin O. and I am a senior at Harrison High School. Being a high school student, it is extremely difficult to watch close friends of mine making decisions that impair their mental health and their judgement as a result of substance abuse. Students at my school are not aware of…

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The Importance of Community

March 15, 2017

When we think of community, we usually think of what Dictionary.com defines as a group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common. The most important word in that sentence is ‘people’. As the Community Outreach Specialist for GPP, I look at my role as not doing outreach with…

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A Safer Spring Break

March 10, 2017

Whether you’re in high school or college, Spring Break is always one of the most exciting weeks of the year. Half way through the busy semester is the perfect time to let loose and have some fun. You’re done with midterms and all that busy work your teachers piled on you the week before break….

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Jordyn’s Story

March 03, 2017

As a recovering addict, and a person in general, I think it’s important to remember that everyone has a story. Everyone grew up with some kind of hardship that affected them just as deeply as the next person’s hardship. Everyone feels pain the same way. Growing up, I remember a lot of confusion about who…

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Prevention Day at the Capitol

February 21, 2017

Introducing: Guest Blogger Lexus M. Hi, my name is Lexus. I am a student at Lassiter High School and a part of Georgia Prevention Project’s Teen Advisory Council (GPP/TAC). On February 14th, we had the privilege of going to Georgia’s State Capitol for Substance Abuse Prevention Day. The first stop on our field trip was…

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Handing Over The Controls To Our TEENS

February 09, 2017

In today’s world, a cellphone is another appendage to every young person that you come across. With eyes glued to their screens, students find themselves dedicating much of their time browsing YouTube, scrolling through their social media, or looking for the best lighting for their selfie. It is impossible to deny the prevalence of social…

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