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Celebrate National Prevention Week GUIDE Style

This month is an exciting time for organizations in the prevention field and many others who support substance abuse prevention efforts. May 8-14, 2022 is National Prevention Week, a time to raise public awareness about substance use and abuse, as well as mental...

Join the GUIDE YAB: Messages from Our Members

We are pleased to announce that applications are available to join the GUIDE Youth Advisory Board (YAB)! We are looking for hardworking, motivated young people who care about health and wellness and the community to serve during the 2022-2023 school year. All Gwinnett...

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, April 30, 2022 – 10 am to 2 pm Where: A comprehensive list of...

Celebrate National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week

National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® (NDAFW) is March 21-27, 2022. NDAFW is a national health observance linking teens to science-based facts to SHATTER THE MYTHS® about drugs! You can learn more about this via the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). There are...

Preventing Cancer by Avoiding Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs

As prevention advocates, it’s important that we raise awareness about the risks and consequences of substance use. One of those potential consequences is an increased likelihood of developing cancer, but this can be prevented. According to the American...

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 holiday season is...

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...
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