MARCHing into Spring

March 14, 2019

We are closely approaching warmer weather (slowly but surely). Our CPP groups have been kicking butt collecting surveys, posting their Positive Social Norm Campaign materials, planning events, and meeting with each other to talk about their goals and ideas for the rest of the semester. Georgia Southern participated in a fun Jeopardy inspired trivia game…

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Join in on Valentine’s Day Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Event!

February 14, 2019

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! For most people it’s a time focused on chocolate covered strawberries, candy hearts, and trying to get a last minute reservation to a fancy restaurant. For others it may be a time to soak up the single life and hang out with your friend group – Galentine’s Day!…

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The Red Flags of Teen Medicine Abuse

February 06, 2019

By the Stop Medicine Abuse campaign It’s likely on your radar that teens’ peers often pressure them to engage in risky behaviors like drinking alcohol or abusing drugs, but did you know that some teens are abusing over-the-counter (OTC) cough medicine? Like the misuse of other substances, the abuse of OTC cough medicine with the active ingredient dextromethorphan (DXM) can have serious side effects that…

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Safety Suite

January 15, 2019

It’s hard to believe that 2019 is here! With every new year comes new resolutions. I have never been big on making New Year’s resolutions. Maybe because I think they are silly. Maybe because I am afraid of the failure to keep my resolution. Or maybe it’s because I never know what exactly I want…

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New Year, Relaxed Me

January 07, 2019

I can’t believe the year is over. 2018 flew by! With that being said, there were a few things I wish I had done differently during the year. I didn’t manage my stress well, and I tended to ignore my own self-care. I successfully completed the Whole30 in September 2018, and I learned a lot…

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12 Days of Prevention Tips

December 13, 2018

The holiday season is upon us, and many will be spending time shopping for gifts and attending parties and celebrations. Festive activities will be in the spotlight and substance prevention may not, so it is important that Georgia Prevention Project is doing all they can to prevent Rx misuse. On the first day of Christmas…

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Finals Week Survival Guide

December 04, 2018

Finals week is approaching, and we all know what that means… a lot of stressed-out students desperately trying to make it to winter break. It’s important during finals to have a plan in place or a “survival guide”. This time in the semester can be really overwhelming. But if you take the time to prepare,…

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Thank YOU for being part of the GPP family!

November 20, 2018

This month we wanted to share a little of what we’re each thankful for! Check out why we’re feeling extra grateful and take a moment to think of what you’re appreciative of in your own life. Kaitlin Merchen: (Director of Programs) “I am thankful for the opportunity to work alongside young people who are committed to creating change…

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Hocus Pocus! Drugs Aren’t My Focus!

November 01, 2018

You know what season it is? It’s spooky season! Fall is one of my favorite seasons not only for the beautiful colors, pumpkin/apple flavored everything, and comfy clothing, but it’s also a time to dress up and pass out candy to cute kids in “scary” costumes. I personally like to pass out nontoxic glow sticks…

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Red Ribbon Week 2018

October 29, 2018

Red Ribbon Week is like a week-long holiday here at Georgia Prevention Project. A whole week dedicated to raising awareness about the prevention of dangerous drugs; we are all onboard for that! Some of you may ask, “How did Red Ribbon Week begin,” and that would be my cue to tell you a little more…

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