GUIDE collaborates with several local and state-wide initiatives to address marijuana and prescription drug misuse and abuse. We also increase awareness by disseminating the latest information via social media and sharing of materials developed by other agencies.
One of the ways GUIDE collaborates to support prevention in Georgia is by being a member of the state-wide substance abuse prevention workgroup, Voices for Prevention. This initiative aims to build a unified state-wide voice for substance abuse prevention by collaborating with a diverse group of prevention specialists, service providers, community coalition members and individuals with an interest in and a commitment to substance abuse prevention.
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GUIDE works in various capacities to create peer-to-peer marketing strategies that dispel perceptions of peer acceptance and increase perceptions of harm from marijuana use. Our Youth Advisory Board took the lead on marijuana prevention strategies associated with the Gwinnett Coalition’s DFC grant, which included conducting environmental scans, raising awareness of 4/20 observances and creating a PSA to share the harms of marijuana use.
GUIDE is a member of the state-wide collaborative Let’s Be Clear Georgia. This collaborative focuses on preventing and reducing marijuana abuse among Georgia’s youth, young adults and workforce.
GUIDE also educates the public about the harms of marijuana use via social media, news outlets and on our display in various locations in the community.
GUIDE participates in Take Back campaigns (coordinated by the DEA to collect unused and expired Rx drugs) and educates the public regarding drop box locations. Gwinnett County has four prescription drug disposal boxes for drop off.
GUIDE is a member of the state-wide collaborative of the Georgia Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Initiative (GPDAPI). This collaborative focuses on preventing and reducing prescription drug abuse in Georgia.
GUIDE’s mission is to improve community conditions by utilizing collaborations, promoting positive youth development, delivering specialized training and resources and preventing substance use and abuse.