Together we can stop opioid overdoses from increasing

August 21, 2018

The Georgia Department of Health brings us the news that opioid overdoses in Georgia have more than doubled since 2010. Just within the past year Georgia has seen a 16 percent increase in deaths by opioid overdose. That is 2 percent more than the nationwide increase of 14 percent. We are seeing a striking rise…

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Georgia ranked in top tier for action against opioid abuse

August 10, 2018

Georgia has been named 1 of 13 states receiving the highest mark from the National Safety Council, for taking comprehensive actions to eliminate opioid overdoes and help protect residents. Georgia rose from a “failing” designation in 2016 to “improving” in the new report on the opioid crisis, which was released in conjunction with the National…

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Summer Safety Event

July 26, 2018

Just because it’s summer doesn’t mean you can’t raise awareness of the misuse and abuse of prescription drugs on your campus! We encourage our College Prevention Partnership members to do events year round when possible to continue the efforts of encouraging students to not misuse or abuse prescription medications as well as to take their…

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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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