Meth Awareness Week 2016

September 26, 2016

Meth Awareness Week is kicking off and all week long we’ll be putting a spotlight on the dangers of Meth. According to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Atlanta is a strategic hub for methamphetamine and other drug trafficking by Mexican drug cartels. The widespread use of methamphetamine has had a devastating impact on Georgia’s economy…

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Fall Happenings!

September 22, 2016

For many of us, fall is one of the busiest times of the year. The days may be getting shorter, but the to-do lists are getting longer. At the Georgia Prevention Project, we are quickly approaching one of our busiest season of 2016- but we couldn’t be more excited about what’s in store! Our Teen…

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Cherokee County Teacher Awarded for Rx Abuse Prevention!

September 16, 2016

Congratulation to Coach Lori Little of Sequoyah High School for winning our August raffle! Each month, the Georgia Prevention Project selects two winners who are contributing in BIG ways by educating youth and teens on the dangers of substance abuse. Upon starting our online (free) substance abuse prevention course, teachers are entered into a $50…

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Teen Advisory Council Kickoff!

September 09, 2016

GPP is developing a Teen Advisory Council (TAC)! Earlier this month, we started the process of partnering with six schools for a great opportunity to further the GPP mission. As a pilot program, we were hoping to garner the support of a minimum of 60 students (ten students from each school). Within a week, the…

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The Pursuit of Professional Competence

August 24, 2016

It’s okay not to know things. Fresh out of grad school, I stepped into my position with the Georgia Prevention Project feeling fully equipped to handle all that this job could throw at me. Admittedly, I had a big head about what I knew and what I would be able to do in this job….

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Pitching Prevention!

August 11, 2016

Last week, Courtney and I (Kaitlin) packed our bags and headed to Callaway Gardens! We arrived excited not only to explore the gardens, but also to learn more about the prevention work being done across the state. The Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) hosted its first annual pitching prevention conference, which brought…

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The 100 Deadliest Days of Summer

August 04, 2016

As a teen, summer break is perhaps the most exciting time of the year. Sleeping in, staying up late, beach vacations, pool parties- what’s not to love? For many teens, however, summer does actually have a dark side. The summer days that fall between Memorial Day and Labor Day are categorized as “The 100 Deadliest…

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Tips for Parents: Did you Know?

July 27, 2016

Did you know that Summer months are one of the ideal times for teen experimentation with drugs and alcohol? Why? It’s summer! And teens are without parental supervision for large periods of time. As a parent of a teen, you may have had the conversation with your child about the harmful effects of illegal drugs…

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Meet Courtney: GPP Program Coordinator

July 19, 2016

Life has a funny way of making everything work out. A little over two months ago, I was preparing to cross the stage to receive my Master of Social Work degree. Like many soon to be graduates, I felt paralyzed by the anxiety and anticipation of what was to come next. Would I find a…

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Meet Tiffany: Community Outreach Specialist

July 19, 2016

Hello! My name is Tiffany Cuthbert and I am excited to join GPP as the Community Outreach Specialist. I am a native of Georgia, however, I recently relocated back to the area from California. So I have a lot of catching up to do with the many changes to Atlanta since my departure five years…

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