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GUIDE Gives Thanks for Our Incredible Volunteers

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, one thing GUIDE staff are thankful for is our incredible volunteers. Without the help of volunteers from across Georgia and beyond, we would not be able to create such a significant impact on our community. So far in 2019,...

Five Reasons to Join GTI Staff

GUIDE is pleased to announce the release of staff applications for Georgia Teen Institute 2020!  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

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 15, encourage others “to make a plan to quit, or plan in...

Icebreaker: Bus Stop

Ideal for groups whose members are unfamiliar with one another, Bus Stop is the perfect icebreaker activity to get to know about each other and explore commonalities in a fun way. Time Needed: 10 minutes Group Size: Any Materials: Two pieces of rope Directions: Group...

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 26, 2019 – 10AM to 2PM Where: A comprehensive list of...

Five Reasons GUIDE Attends the Georgia School of Addiction Studies

The 13th Annual Georgia School of Addiction Studies (GSAS) was held August 26-29, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency in Savannah. This year’s theme, “Facing the Future Together” spoke to the impact we can have on lives and the state of Georgia when we combine the efforts of...

Icebreaker: Guess Who?

Ideal for groups whose members are unfamiliar with one another, Guess Who? is the perfect icebreaker activity to get to know each person’s name in a fun way. Time Needed: 10 minutes Group Size: 6 or more (Challenge and fun increases with group size!) Materials: Black,...

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...
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