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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...

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 29, 2022 – 10 am to 2 pm Where: A comprehensive list of...

Make the Pledge

YOU can help prevent youth substance use! Parents are the #1 influence in a youth’s decision to avoid alcohol, tobacco products and other drugs. The good news is that MOST youth choose NOT to engage in substance use, and parents can help continue that trend! Did you...

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

Have you heard? The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, now known as the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline, can be more easily reached by calling or texting 988 or chatting at 988lifeline.org. If you need support or are worried about a friend or loved one, 988 is...

Icebreaker: Superhero Name Toss

Ideal for groups whose members are unfamiliar with one another, Superhero Name Toss is a great icebreaker activity to get your group on their feet and engaged while getting to know each person’s name in a fun way. This icebreaker follows the traditional name...

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...

Crisis Lines to Prevent Suicide

Knowing who to call in a crisis situation can be the difference between life and death. If you or someone you know needs emotional support or is having suicidal thoughts, the below resources offer immediate response by trained professionals. Georgia Crisis and Access...

International Overdose Awareness Day is August 31

Join us as we observe International Overdose Awareness Day on August 31, 2022. According to Penington Institute, the organization responsible for this international initiative: “International Overdose Awareness Day aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the...

Engage With GUIDE’s PYD Initiatives

GUIDE’s Positive Youth Development (PYD) initiatives support Georgia communities by providing professionals with high-quality resources and training opportunities while teaching youth leadership skills necessary to impact community change. There are many ways...

Icebreaker: Name Roulette

Ideal for groups whose members are unfamiliar with one another, Name Roulette is a great icebreaker activity to get your group on their feet and engaged while getting to know each person’s name in a fun way. Time Needed: 10 minutes Group Size: 6 or more...
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