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 thrilled to welcome back our pilot year partner schools (University of Georgia, Georgia State University, Kennesaw State University, Emory at Oxford, and Georgia Tech) and to welcome our newest partners- Georgia College and Georgia Southern University- to the program!
Before beginning their work student-led CPP groups train in the Generation Rx curriculum, a comprehensive toolkit detailing the ins and outs of Rx abuse as it relates specifically to college age young adults. CPP groups then create an action plan using the Strategic Prevention Framework, a nationally recognized 5-step model used by professionals to guide substance abuse prevention work.
Throughout the fall semester, our partner schools will focus their efforts on conducting assessments through focus groups, training Peer Ambassadors from other student organizations, and planning a Drug-Free Event for the spring semester. The creativity and knowledge of the CPP members combined with a dynamic set of strategies will allow groups to make a lasting impact on the Rx abuse epidemic occurring on each college campus. We are already amazed by the passion of the CPP students, and are thrilled to partner with them in the fight against college Rx abuse!Back to Blog