Jordyn’s Story

March 03, 2017

As a recovering addict, and a person in general, I think it’s important to remember that everyone has a story. Everyone grew up with some kind of hardship that affected them just as deeply as the next person’s hardship. Everyone feels pain the same way. Growing up, I remember a lot of confusion about who…

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Prevention Day at the Capitol

February 21, 2017

Introducing: Guest Blogger Lexus M. Hi, my name is Lexus. I am a student at Lassiter High School and a part of Georgia Prevention Project’s Teen Advisory Council (GPP/TAC). On February 14th, we had the privilege of going to Georgia’s State Capitol for Substance Abuse Prevention Day. The first stop on our field trip was…

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Handing Over The Controls To Our TEENS

February 09, 2017

In today’s world, a cellphone is another appendage to every young person that you come across. With eyes glued to their screens, students find themselves dedicating much of their time browsing YouTube, scrolling through their social media, or looking for the best lighting for their selfie. It is impossible to deny the prevalence of social…

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There’s Nothing Glamorous About Addiction

February 01, 2017

A few weeks ago, we posted a link to the GPP Facebook page asking our supporters to join us in signing an important petition. Earlier this year, Urban Decay, a leading cosmetic company, released a new eyeshadow color named “Druggie.” “Druggie,” is one of a few colors in an eyeshadow palette titled “After Dark” and…

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A Year of Purpose: Kaitlin’s Perspective

January 26, 2017

Living intentionally. It’s something that can be hard to do with all of our daily demands. Sometimes the day can feel like a sprint, rushing from spot to spot while simultaneously trying to remember “Did I turn off the oven this morning??” Balancing our daily duties to make sure everything gets done, and still making…

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New Year, New Me at GPP: Courtney’s Perspective

January 18, 2017

I’ve never really been great at New Year’s Resolutions. In all honesty, I can hardly recall a time when I actually sat down and intentionally examined the past year and set new “resolutions” for myself. I’ve always been a go-with-the-flow, everything-will-fall-into-place type person. But this year is different. This year, I am the Program Coordinator…

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Be Fearless: Tiffany’s Perspective on 2017

January 12, 2017

Hey guys! Tiffany here! I wanted to first and foremost thank all the GPP supporters for your continued commitment in our efforts to end substance abuse in our communities. We understand that this task may not always be an easy feat but we are very appreciative to all of you for standing beside us in…

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Happy New Year from the Georgia Prevention Project!

January 03, 2017

Hello, 2017! Here we are at the beginning of a new year and the road ahead shines bright with new possibilities. Before jumping full speed ahead into our prevention work, all of us here at the Georgia Prevention Project want to take a moment and express our heartfelt thanks for all of your support! 2016…

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Ain’t No Party Like a GPP Party

December 27, 2016

On December 4th, the Northwest Family YMCA and the Georgia Prevention Project co-hosted an Rx Abuse + Heroin Summit. Between 2010 to 2015, Cobb County experienced a 41% increase in drug overdose deaths, a large percentage of which were caused by prescription drug abuse. For this reason, our two organizations teamed up to deliver a…

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Teen Advisory Council’s 2016 Winter Summit

December 21, 2016

On Saturday, December 3rd from 9am-1pm, our five Teen Advisory Council (TAC) schools met for the first time during their Winter Summit! Upon GPP staff arrival at 8am, we were eagerly met with one of our middle school participants who mentioned that he was truly excited about the opportunity and asked his ride to bring…

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