Meet Brigitte! GPP’s Community Outreach Specialist!

September 25, 2019

Hello Everyone! My name is Brigitte G. I am so thrilled to be the new Community Outreach Specialist for the Georgia Prevention Project. I am originally from Bogota, Colombia. I grew up in Alpharetta, Georgia and attended Kennesaw State University (KSU) in Kennesaw, Georgia. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Public Health Education….

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Summer Safety

July 30, 2019

GPP’s College Prevention Partnership members plan and implement events year-round whenever possible to continue the efforts of encouraging students to live healthy lives and to not misuse prescription medications as well as to take their prescribed medications correctly. Just because it’s summer, it doesn’t mean students don’t need a reminder of ways to stay safe….

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Summer Youth Programs with GPP!

July 09, 2019

Is your summer youth program looking for educational activities to share with youth in the upcoming generations? We’ve got you covered! With our Teen Reality Party skit and Not Prescribed lesson, your youth are sure to have a fun time while engaging and learning about the prevention of substance misuse. Teen Reality Party is an…

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GPP Welcomes NEW Program Intern

June 05, 2019

Please join us in extending a big welcome to the newest member of the GPP team! We are thrilled to have a new summer intern as we kick off Summer 2019! Zoe will be joining us this summer as the Program Intern for the Georgia Prevention Project. She plans to utilize her past experiences and…

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Senior Spotlight: Lacey T at Georgia Southern University

May 14, 2019

Our College Prevention Partnership program is one of our greatest assets to help raise awareness of the nonmedical use of prescription drugs among the college population. They are at an age where they understand the importance of raising awareness of important issues through peer to peer education. We took a leap of faith by trying…

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DEA National Drug Take-Back Day

April 23, 2019

The DEA National Drug Take-Back Day is THIS Saturday, April 27th from 10 AM – 2 PM. The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6.2 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs. The study showed that a…

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Spring Break on Your Mind

April 04, 2019

It’s been a busy semester and you are finally ready to relax and destress from all the classwork and exams your teachers have piled on you. Whether you are in middle, high school or college, everyone is anticipating the week-long break from all of your school worries. And you deserve it! While it is important…

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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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