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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Meet Jasmine! GPP Outreach Specialist

June 12, 2018

Hey everyone! My name is Jasmine Douglas, I am the new Community Outreach Specialist for the Georgia Prevention Project. I’m so excited for this opportunity as I am fresh out of my undergrad studies, and ready to start my work with the general public health community! I fell in love with the city of Atlanta…

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GPP Welcomes Intern for Summer 2018!

May 22, 2018

HI! My name is Macie and I am so excited for the opportunity to join the Georgia Prevention Project as their latest and greatest (and only) Program Intern. I have grown up and lived in small-town Georgia for all of my twenty-two years. So you can imagine that the Atlanta traffic comes as quite a…

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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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