Summer Safety

GPP’s College Prevention Partnership members plan and implement events year-round whenever possible to continue the efforts of encouraging students to live healthy lives and to not misuse prescription medications as well as to take their prescribed medications correctly. Just because it’s summer, it doesn’t mean students don’t need a reminder of ways to stay safe. Summer is a great time to enjoy a vacation, take a break from a full load of classes, and have fun with your friends. However, sometimes harmless fun can turn into something more dangerous if you don’t take the time to learn more information.

On July 3rd, our Kennesaw CPP Peer Health OWLs and the Center for Young Adult Addiction and Recovery had an event to share ways to stay safe this summer with students on campus. The event was hosted on the KSU Campus Green and had a great turn out! A fun activity that students enjoyed was to choose which prescription drug fact was the most shocking to them. The students also tested their trivia knowledge of prescription drug facts while playing cornhole.

During this event, the CPP also shared important information about prescription drug drop boxes on campus and how they work. Students were also able to receive a DisposeRx packet if needed. The packet was demonstrated to the students by only needing to add water to the packet along with any unused prescription drugs in order to dissolve the Rx drug. The KSU CPP also promoted a free Naloxone training that would be happening later that evening if any student would be interested in attending.

This event was a great opportunity for our College Prevention Partnership and Teen Advisory Council members to have a chance to get to know each other and talk about their experiences in the CPP and TAC programs. Several of the members voiced their ideas to improve the program for the future as well as events that they loved from the previous semesters. We hope in the future even more of our CPP and TAC members are able to join in on the fun!

As the summer starts to wrap up, continue to be safe while spreading positivity and living healthy!

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