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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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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