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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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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