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Mark Your Calendar: Planning Your 2022 Prevention Projects Made Easy

As we dive into 2022, we look forward to seeing the many projects our Youth Action Teams will complete this year! Below, we have provided a timeline of prevention-related cause awareness months, weeks and days to help you plan timely and relevant projects and events....

Conquering Holiday Stress

Contributed by Live Healthy Gwinnett The holidays are approaching, and it’s the most wonderful time of year! As they come, they offer their own special stressors that can make us feel even worse. Experiencing stress, anxiety, or depression during the holidays season...

Help Keep Impaired Drivers off the Road This Holiday Season

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, “In 2018, there were 10,511 people killed nationwide in drunk-driving crashes, accounting for nearly one-third of the crash fatalities that year. The tragedy of these deaths is felt year-round, but...

Five Reasons to Join GTI Staff

GUIDE is pleased to announce the release of staff applications for Georgia Teen Institute 2022!  TI love bubbles in the hearts of many staff members across the state of Georgia and throughout the nation. But why? First, let’s get acquainted with Georgia Teen...

Let’s Celebrate the Great American Smokeout

“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 18, encourage others “to make a plan to quit, or plan in advance and then quit smoking that day.”...

The Power of Gratitude

Expressing gratitude improves mental, physical and relational well-being. Practicing an attitude of gratitude impacts our overall happiness, and these effects tend to be long-lasting. According to NeuroHealth Associates, gratitude literally rewires your brain to be...

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 23, 2021 – 10 am to 2 pm Where: A comprehensive list of...

Talk Early, Talk Often

Contributed by Aspen Brown Talking early and often is commonly recommended when referring to youth substance use and abuse prevention, but what does it look like in practice? Talk Early The toddler years are a prime time to begin having simple conversations on healthy...

How to Host a Youth Friendly Party

No matter the time of year, it seems like festivities, parties and celebrations are taking place everywhere we turn. If your organization or Youth Action Team is considering throwing a party for any occasion that includes youth, it might seem overwhelming to make sure...
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