GSU: Continuing Prevention Efforts this Summer!

July 11, 2017

The Georgia Prevention Project joined Georgia State University’s CPP group to participate in Men’s Health Day at their Newton campus location. GSU’s main Atlanta campus, has had prevention efforts going strong for the past two years, but in addition to this we’re excited to see how we can make an impact on their satellite campuses…

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Georgia Teen Institute – Inspiring New Leaders One Day at a Time

July 06, 2017

This poem was read aloud during our week-long experience at the Georgia Teen Institute – it struck a chord with all of the young (and older) people in the room. Watching our 5 teens grow closer together as a team, but also grow stronger in their own leadership abilities was such a meaningful experience. Here…

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Meet David: GPP Intern

June 28, 2017

Everyone can make a difference, no matter how small it may be. Let me introduce myself. I’m a 20-year-old college student who is a rising junior at Claremont McKenna College in eastern Los Angeles. I’m currently working towards a double major in Government and Economics, which I hope to use in a career in nonprofit…

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Community Engagement

June 15, 2017

How to Stay Involved with Rx Abuse Prevention Over the Summer  Summertime and sunshine has finally arrived! While our school programs pause for the summer, we want to encourage you all to continue your involvement in substance use prevention at home and in your local communities. As the opioid epidemic continues to grow, and meth…

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Congratulations, Graduates!!

June 09, 2017

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”  – Eleanor Roosevelt  As the 2016 – 2017 school year comes to a close, we can’t help but reflect on this past year and smile. Developing Teen Advisory Councils (TAC) across the Metro-Atlanta area was a long time in the making, but…

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Legislative Update 2017

May 30, 2017

In the United States, approximately 1,640 people die every day from tobacco, alcohol and prescription drug abuse. While prevention organizations help address the root causes of substance abuse, drug-related legislation can have a broader systematic impact that can either help or hinder the work that we do. As preventionists, it is our responsibility to keep…

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Why Prevention Matters

May 17, 2017

We speak so frequently about our prevention efforts but we want to take a moment to explain what prevention really means and why it’s so important. So here goes… “Prevention” is a term typically used to represent activities that stop an action or behavior, hopefully, before the problem starts. It can also be used to…

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Fear the Fentanyl

May 10, 2017

More powerful and more deadly than heroin, Fentanyl is on the rise and contributing greatly to the influx of opioid overdoses we are seeing today. So what exactly is this drug, and why should you be concerned? Fentanyl is a legal and highly-addictive pharmaceutical painkiller used to treat pain in the terminally ill. Even when…

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Newton HS Students Lead Drug Prevention Efforts at School

May 03, 2017

During the Teen Advisory Council’s (TAC) Winter Summit, we had the unique opportunity of allowing our TAC group to learn and present our Not Prescribed lesson to each other. Not Prescribed is an online, interactive lesson for prescription drug abuse prevention. Teachers, and community groups alike, use this resource to start conversations with teens about…

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Earth versus Rx
National Rx Drug Take Back Day SATURDAY!

April 25, 2017

Earth Day was this past weekend, so let’s talk about prescription drugs (Rx) and the environment. If you have ever been to one of our events, sat through one of our classroom presentations, or follow us on social media, you know that one of our many goals at the Georgia Prevention Project is to promote…

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