Substance Abuse Prevention Day

February 06, 2018

Join us on February 21st and experience the Road Map for Substance Abuse Prevention! Substance Abuse Prevention Day is about letting your voice be heard! You know your community’s greatest asset and its most significant barrier. Let’s utilize this opportunity to put our best prevention foot forward! Gather your facts, data and strongest community leaders….

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Be Present: Conner’s 2018 Resolution

January 23, 2018

I cannot believe 2017 is already over! From graduating college, to starting my first job, to moving to a new city, what an exciting year of change. I am so thankful for my job at the Georgia Prevention Project and to all of you for offering your support this year. It has truly been empowering…

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Allie’s Resolutions!

January 10, 2018

New Year’s Resolutions have never really been my thing. Like most people, I would make a resolution and then within a month or so I would have already quit. Of course, I’d love to lose weight, eat healthier, exercise more, and be an overall better person. These goals are going to be lifestyle changes that…

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Happy Holidays from the GPP Team!

December 21, 2017

We’re in the middle of the holiday season, and hope all our friends and supporters are enjoying time with family and friends! We know this can be an incredibly busy time of year, so remember to slow down and soak in the memories and fun whenever possible! This is also a difficult time for those…

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Semester Wind Down!

December 14, 2017

As the semester is coming to an end, it’s important to spread awareness of the misuse and abuse of prescription drugs. Finals is a time when prescription drugs such as Adderall and Ritalin are misused and abused at a much higher rate than any other time during the semester. Many students don’t take into consideration…

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Happy Thanksgiving!

November 20, 2017

Thanksgiving should be a time to reflect on why you’re thankful and spend quality time with your friends and family (and eat amazing food!). However, some people don’t get the opportunity to do that. Thanksgiving is the #1 day for overdoses in the U.S. Although this is an extremely sad fact, it is important to…

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Updates from the GPP Team!

November 15, 2017

Rise Up Against Addiction 5K Run/Walk Atlanta Such a great turnout for the first ever Rise Up Against Addiction 5k Run/Walk in Atlanta. Hundreds of runners, walkers, participants, and volunteers were there to support such a great cause. We had a blast cheering on the racers and meeting dedicated individuals from across the country banding…

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Veterans Day 2017

November 08, 2017

Veterans Day is a time to remember and celebrate the people who have made sacrifices to serve in the military. If you have a veteran in your life, you know the toll that service can take. Mental health issues, including substance abuse, are common among men and women who have seen combat overseas. We should…

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Atlanta, It’s Time To Rise Up Against Addiction

October 16, 2017

Addiction is a disease that affects 1 in 3 Americans. It’s time to show families they’re not alone. Are you or your students interested in getting more involved with GPP? We are looking for runners and volunteers (youth, parents, community members). Shatterproof is hosting a 5K in Piedmont Park on Saturday November 4th at 8am…

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TAC is Back and Ready To Act!!

October 02, 2017

Last year, GPP developed Teen Advisory Council (TAC)! We were able to partner with six schools for a great opportunity to further the GPP mission. The program formed school partnerships with the following counties: Newton, DeKalb, Cobb, Fulton, Cherokee, and Gwinnett. At each school with a TAC, students will lead the charge in educating their…

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