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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Meet Allie! GPP Program Coordinator.

September 13, 2017

Life has a funny way of working out. Lucky for me I found myself at the GPP! I am a Kentucky native born and raised in a small town called Morehead. I went to Morehead State University where I majored in Health Promotion, and I loved every second of it. I always had a passion…

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Hi Everyone! My name is Conner Nettles!

August 14, 2017

I am so excited for the opportunity to join GPP as the Community Outreach Specialist. As a Georgia native, I loved growing up in the peach state and it truly feels like home. My senior year of high school I stumbled across the quote “I want to inspire people. I want somebody to look at…

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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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