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

Celebrate Recovery with GUIDE

As GUIDE’s mission is to create safer, healthier communities, we are proud to support addiction recovery efforts in Georgia and beyond. While we focus our programming on substance use prevention, we acknowledge that the two efforts go hand in hand to create...

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...

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...

Substance Abuse Prevention and the Classroom

Did you know? 90% of addictions start in the teen years.1 Youth substance use and abuse is an important issue, and adults have the power to be positive forces for prevention in their lives. What are the facts? Alcohol is the most commonly used and abused drug among...

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...

International Overdose Awareness Day is August 31

Join us as we observe International Overdose Awareness Day on August 31, 2023. According to Penington Institute, the organization responsible for this international initiative: “International Overdose Awareness Day aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the...

2023 VOX Teen Survey

Each year, our community partner VOX ATL offers a teen-informed, strengths-based statewide survey to provide real-time data from youth to understand their afterschool activities, communication preferences and mental health needs so that we can better reach and serve...

Supporting Teen Mental Health

Teenage years can be full of pressure and come with intense emotions and feelings, which can increase the risk for mental health concerns. Adults can make a difference by providing support and connecting them to resources if necessary. How to Support Your Child’s...

23 Things You Only Understand If You’ve Been to GTI

Georgia Teen Institute 2023 kicks off next week, and great things are in store for everyone who will be in attendance. We’re looking forward to building new connections, stepping outside our comfort zones and making memories that will last a lifetime. If you’ve been...
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