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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Meth Awareness Week

October 01, 2018

We’ve just wrapped up Meth Awareness Week and want to highlight additional information you can share with your own family members and friends! Methamphetamine is a highly addictive synthetic stimulant that affects the pleasure centers of the brain. It is considered one of the most highly addictive substances known, with a recovery rate of less…

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Together we can stop opioid overdoses from increasing

August 21, 2018

The Georgia Department of Health brings us the news that opioid overdoses in Georgia have more than doubled since 2010. Just within the past year Georgia has seen a 16 percent increase in deaths by opioid overdose. That is 2 percent more than the nationwide increase of 14 percent. We are seeing a striking rise…

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Georgia ranked in top tier for action against opioid abuse

August 10, 2018

Georgia has been named 1 of 13 states receiving the highest mark from the National Safety Council, for taking comprehensive actions to eliminate opioid overdoes and help protect residents. Georgia rose from a “failing” designation in 2016 to “improving” in the new report on the opioid crisis, which was released in conjunction with the National…

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Summer Safety Event

July 26, 2018

Just because it’s summer doesn’t mean you can’t raise awareness of the misuse and abuse of prescription drugs on your campus! We encourage our College Prevention Partnership members to do events year round when possible to continue the efforts of encouraging students to not misuse or abuse prescription medications as well as to take their…

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A New School Year Begins!

July 16, 2018

Summer is coming to an end and a new school year is quickly approaching. Here are a few tips for getting back into the swing of things this fall: Be prepared; it pays to be prepared Always get enough sleep; 9 hours is the recommended amount for Adolescents Stay organized; a place for everything and…

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GPP to expand Teen Advisory Council (TAC) programs to 6 NEW schools

July 05, 2018

As part of the Georgia Prevention Project’s mission of spreading peer-based knowledge of substance use prevention, specifically with prescription drug misuse and abuse prevention in youth, we have decided to expand our TAC program to 6 additional schools! The TAC program is made up of groups comprised of middle and high school-aged students that implement…

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