Tips to Navigate the Holiday Season

December 12, 2016

The holiday season is upon us, and with it comes the season of opportunity to be joyful and grateful for family, friends, and colleagues. For many December is a joyous month, but the holiday season isn’t always a time of cheer. This time can be difficult to navigate because it can expose vulnerabilities in people…

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The Dark Side of Thanksgiving

November 21, 2016

What comes to mind when you think of Thanksgiving? A turkey-induced coma? Black Friday shopping? The Steelers vs. Colts football game? Prescription drug abuse? Okay, you probably didn’t think of that one. Thanksgiving Day is one of the biggest days for Rx abuse and overdose. Why? For many, being around family that you have been apart from for…

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Turner Middle School Students Rise Above Rx Abuse

November 15, 2016

Guidance Counselor, Jaslyn Dukes, is a long-time supporter of GPP and introduced both the Meth Prevention and Not Prescribed lessons to students last year, when she invited our staff to present to the school’s physical education classes. Ms. Dukes followed up in 2016 by signing up for GPP’s online substance abuse prevention course when it…

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Communities Unite Against Drug Abuse

November 09, 2016

We’ve been busy this fall, meeting caring individuals from all over Georgia who are dedicated to preventing drug abuse. From nurses, to teachers, social workers, and families our staff has been out and about training others about prescription drug abuse, meth, and heroin. We’re dedicated to preventing youth and young adults from ever going down…

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Generation Rx” Eat Stimulant Drugs Like They’re Candy

October 31, 2016

October is coming to a close and the countdown to Halloween is officially wrapping up! Before Halloween though, students all over the state were hitting the midterm point in the semester and may have been feeling the pressure. Heightened stress levels and aggregation of tests make midterms week a high-risk time for abuse of prescription…

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YOLO. Be Drug Free. Red Ribbon Week 2016

October 27, 2016

Red Ribbon Week is a week-long drug awareness campaign that provides an opportunity to bring parents, schools, businesses, and others together to help create drug-free communities. This year’s Red Ribbon Week began with the Governor’s 2016 Kick-Off event which announced this year’s theme, “YOLO. Be Drug Free™”. Georgia youth had the opportunity to showcase their…

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October 22nd is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day!

October 20, 2016

Join with Americans all across the country by properly disposing of your unused or expired prescription drug medications. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has scheduled a national Rx drug take-back day for this Saturday, October 22nd. From 10 am to 2 pm take your unused or expired meds and dispose of them at a drop…

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Formally Introducing…the CPP!

October 12, 2016

Across the nation, prescription drug (Rx) abuse has become the fastest growing epidemic, and it’s hitting our college students the hardest. In response to this crisis, the Georgia Prevention Project created the College Prevention Partnership (CPP) program to equip and empower college students with the tools necessary to be part of the solution. We are…

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Life or Meth Contest Winner Sets an Example

October 05, 2016

We have to take another moment to brag on Hudson Bloom! During Meth Awareness Week, we announced Hudson Bloom as the winner of our national Life or Meth Video Contest that took place earlier this year. Bloom and his filmmaking partner, Landon Shimpa, created the winning commercial and took home the grand prize of $20,000…

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