Prevention

Busting Myths About Alcohol

Common misperceptions about alcohol use perpetuate social norms that can lead to health consequences for individuals and harmful impacts on communities. Help prevent underage drinking and alcohol use disorders by sharing the realities of alcohol! Each of the below...

Ending Tobacco Use

Have you heard? As of spring 2021, Gwinnett County has implemented a Tobacco-Free Park System! This tobacco-free policy restricts the use of any product that contains tobacco or nicotine within a County park site. Tobacco use remains the leading preventable cause of...

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 9-15, 2021 is National Prevention Week, a time to raise public awareness about substance use and abuse, as well as mental...

Supporting a Smoke-free Gwinnett

Contributed by Laura Bracci, Community Advocacy Director, American Heart Association It was 2006 when the U.S. Surgeon General stated there was no safe level of exposure to secondhand smoke, yet many people in Gwinnett are still exposed in their workplaces and public...

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 24, 2021 – 10 am to 2 pm Where: A comprehensive list of...