The Importance of Community

March 15, 2017

When we think of community, we usually think of what Dictionary.com defines as a group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common. The most important word in that sentence is ‘people’. As the Community Outreach Specialist for GPP, I look at my role as not doing outreach with…

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A Safer Spring Break

March 10, 2017

Whether you’re in high school or college, Spring Break is always one of the most exciting weeks of the year. Half way through the busy semester is the perfect time to let loose and have some fun. You’re done with midterms and all that busy work your teachers piled on you the week before break….

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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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