Substance Abuse Prevention

Substance Abuse Prevention 2017-07-09T16:10:10+00:00

“Not Prescribed”School-based lesson developed by The Georgia Prevention Project

“Prescription Drugs and Your Pregnancy” – Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) Webinar
The “Prescription Drugs and Your Pregnancy” has been designed to educate women of childbearing age and expectant mothers and their caretakers about the dangers of prescription drug use and abuse during pregnancy. In this presentation, the viewer will also hear about who to contact for help when needed.

“Prescription Drug Abuse: It’s Not What the Doctor Ordered” has been designed to educate your community on the dangers of prescription drug abuse. In this presentation, you will find steps that you can take to prevent abuse and reduce access to prescription drugs.

“Chasing the Dragon:” Raising Awareness of Opioid Addiction
“This film may be difficult to watch,” explains FBI Director James Comey, “but we hope it educates our students and young adults about the tragic consequences that come with abusing these drugs and that it will cause people to think twice before becoming its next victim.” Video

Resources

Georgia Crisis & Access Line – Call 1-800-715-4225 (Help is available 24/7 for problems with mental health, drugs, or alcohol.)

In the News

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  • Sexual abuse prevention task force finalizing recommendations November 24, 2017
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  • Letter: Learn about substance abuse prevention at Heroin Highway Lecture Series November 24, 2017
    For the past few months, The Megan Kelley Foundation has sponsored the Heroin Highway Lecture Series at Fox Valley Technical College to fulfill substance abuse education and prevention needs in the Fox Cities communities. The opioid epidemic is hitting local cities hard — there have been way too ...
  • Moms lead the fight against drug abuse November 24, 2017
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  • Shawn Jenkins: SQ 788 would fix a lot of Oklahoma's problems, so why won't the governor ... November 24, 2017
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