Prevention

Raising Awareness: Opioid Overdose Facts

By now, you’ve probably heard of the opioid epidemic and know that opioid-related overdoses and deaths are at an all-time high. As the crisis gains attention nationwide, alarming statistics are constantly surfacing on just how severe the issue has become. Below are...

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

A Visionary Leader. A Great Partnership.

Contributed by Ari Russell In the early 1990s, Gwinnett County conducted its first comprehensive needs assessment. Several things became apparent: The needs of the community were growing along with the population; residents knew little about what services were...

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 24, 2020 – 10AM to 2PM Where: A comprehensive list of...

Taking Prescription Opioids: Myths and Facts

Did you know? 32% of all U.S. opioid overdose deaths involve a prescription opioid.1 An average of 41 people die every day from overdoses involving prescription opioids.1 Recent statistics paint a pretty scary picture of the growing opioid epidemic in the United...

Complete Our Adult Opinion Survey

Make your voice heard by completing our Adult Opinion Survey! Through this survey, GUIDE is able to gather data and insight on what adults think about underage drinking and prescription drug misuse to help inform our prevention strategies.     Now until...