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Raising Awareness: Opioid Overdose Facts

By now, you’ve probably heard of the opioid epidemic and know that opioid-related overdoses and deaths are at an all-time high. As the crisis gains attention nationwide, alarming statistics are constantly surfacing on just how severe the issue has become. Below are...

[Commonality Cards Series] Icebreaker: Getting to Know You Game

If you’re a youth development professional, afterschool provider or teacher who needs more ideas for how to take your virtual facilitation to the next level, our team building blog series featuring virtual activities that use our Commonality Cards is made for you!...

Let’s Celebrate the Great American Smokeout

Contributed by Kinsey McMurtry, MPH “Every year, on the third Thursday of November, smokers across the nation take part in the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout event.” This year on November 19, encourage others “to make a plan to quit, or plan in...

A Visionary Leader. A Great Partnership.

Contributed by Ari Russell In the early 1990s, Gwinnett County conducted its first comprehensive needs assessment. Several things became apparent: The needs of the community were growing along with the population; residents knew little about what services were...

[Commonality Cards Series] Icebreaker: Card Flip

If you’re a youth development professional, afterschool provider or teacher who needs more ideas for how to take your virtual facilitation to the next level, our team building blog series featuring virtual activities that use our Commonality Cards is made for you!...

Participate in the DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Another National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is quickly approaching! Gather your unused, unwanted or expired prescription drugs to dispose of safely during the upcoming event. When: Saturday, October 24, 2020 – 10AM to 2PM Where: A comprehensive list of...

Red Ribbon Week Roundup: Project Ideas to Celebrate Being Drug Free

Save the date: Red Ribbon Week is October 23-31! The nationally-recognized, week-long celebration of drug prevention is approaching quickly. The excitement of a new school year often brings amplified youth engagement and enthusiasm to complete meaningful projects. Now...

Taking Prescription Opioids: Myths and Facts

Did you know? 32% of all U.S. opioid overdose deaths involve a prescription opioid.1 An average of 41 people die every day from overdoses involving prescription opioids.1 Recent statistics paint a pretty scary picture of the growing opioid epidemic in the United...

September is National Suicide Prevention Month

September is National Suicide Prevention Month, an annual month-long campaign to raise awareness about suicide prevention, reduce stigma around the topic and encourage those in need to utilize available resources. About Suicide Prevention Month Here is the breakdown...
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